October 25th, 2017

11/23 Turkey Trot for Maryland Market Money

by Juliet Glass

Looking for a way to give back this Thanksgiving? Or just to get a healthy sweat before diving into your holiday meal? Look no further! MDFMA’s second annual “Turkey Trot” lets you do both those things while raising funds for Maryland Market Money, our win-win program that brings fresh, good food to low-income families and supports local farmers.

Become a “fund-racer” for the Maryland Farmers Market Association and start your Thanksgiving Day with friends, family, and running buddies as you walk/run/trot for a cause!

Not in Maryland this holiday? No problem. The beauty of this Turkey Trot is that you can participate from wherever you are.

Here’s how it works:
1) Commit to running a “turkey trot” on Thanksgiving morning.┬áThat could meaning signing up for an organized run near you, or just heading out for a 5k of your own! The YMCA of Central Maryland hosts eight walk/runs in the Greater Baltimore/Annapolis area:

2) Start fundraising! Ask your friends, families and co-workers to make a financial pledge to your turkey trot. We ask that fund-racers set a goal of at least $150, though you don’t have to reach that goal to participate.

To show our gratitude, MDFMA will provide all fund-racers with:
1) An MDFMA t-shirt (the height of trotting fashion)
2) A customizable, personal webpage and fundraising email template
3) A 5k training plan, tips, and motivation!

Sign up here!

Care to share? #MDFMATurkeytrot

About the Author Juliet Glass Juliet Glass

Born and raised in New York City, Juliet Glass attended Reed College in Portland, OR and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Although trained as a historian, her passion for food and cooking led her to a career as a freelance food writer. Driven by a desire for more real world experience in food system management, Juliet joined FRESHFARM in Washington, DC where she managed markets, programs, and lead communications efforts. Juliet joined Maryland Farmers Market Association as the External Relations coordinator and works to increase the organization's visibility and impact, advance its mission, and expand community involvement. When not working, Juliet enjoys cooking, visiting farmers markets, yoga, and spending time with her husband, sons and cats.