It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in Ridgefield without the
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in Ridgefield without the Boys & Girls Club Turkey Trot! We hope you will join us this year, but VIRTUALLY! This isn’t a decision we made lightly, in fact, we have put a lot of time and thought into it. However, with the restrictions of COVID-19, the logistics of proper safety (always our top priority) for over 1200 runners and an additional 1200 spectators simply isn’t feasible. For almost 40 years, the Boys & Girls Club’s Turkey Trot has been an annual tradition for so many – it truly wouldn’t feel like Ridgefield without the Turkey Trot, and although a virtual format will be much different, it will still allow us to hold this beloved Ridgefield event!
As you know, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has led to uncertain and frightening times for families in our community. We have cancelled all other major fundraisers to support the public health crisis, all while continuing to serve the youth in our community who need us the most. The Turkey Trot and the financial support it creates for the Club has never been more important, in fact, the impact will be greater than ever. We know it won’t be the same, but by moving the Turkey Trot to a Virtual Format you can run anywhere you choose, (literally anywhere in the world you are celebrating Thanksgiving!), within the time frame, as long as it equals 5k (3.1 miles)! All Turkey Trotters will be able to race and record their registration time from Saturday, November 21st at 8am through Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, November 26th at Noon 12pm.
This year, all funds raised will immediately provide services for the most vulnerable children in our town. Children in crisis, without family guidance, with disrupted home lives, in foster care, and suffering economic hardship, all of which has been intensified due to COVID-19. With your annual support of the Turkey Trot, you help to ensure that their needs do not go unmet. We understand that the virtual format is not for everyone, but we hope you will still consider supporting the Club by donating the amount of your entry fee, or perhaps even a little bit more given the necessity of the Club’s services this year. Thank you in advance for your support, this has been an incredibly tough year financially for us at the Club, and we truly couldn’t do it without our Club community.
We hope to “see” some of you virtually at the 39th Annual Turkey Trot – and if not, we look forward to a huge 40th Annual Turkey Trot celebration in 2021!