All runners and walkers are invited to the 4th Annual Thanks+Giving Fun Run on Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, Nov. 23. Now an annual tradition, the chapel bell will send off racers on a 1-mile KIDS DASH at 8:30 a.m. and a 5K walk/run at 9 a.m.
Santa will be present, dressed in full Santa gear as he and his helpers give out water and lots of encouragement en route. Pumpkin pies are given as prizes to first place, second place, and third place finishers. All participants will receive handmade Thanksgiving “medals” at the finish line. Entry fees are free-will donations.
Donations support local families through the Spirit of Hope Soup Kitchen, the Sacred Heart Food Pantry, and Saint James ministries. All donations are tax deductible.
“We are so proud of our Fun Run participants who have generously given to help those in need right here in their own communities,” said Rev. Philip Dinwiddie, Rector at St. James. “Start your Thanksgiving with a race that’s fun for the whole family and finish it knowing that your donations helped those in need.”
In traditional turkey trot fashion, participants are welcome to put on costumes, tutus, crazy socks, or funky hats. This is a beautiful waterfront run; see you at the starting line!
Saint James’ Episcopal Church is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The church was founded by the bequest of a woman born into slavery who sued for her freedom, escaped to Canada, and returned to the United States all before her mid-20s. After a lifetime of hard work and determination she bequeathed $1,500 to establish a church where people of all sorts could worship side by side.