Celebrating 40 Years Of Helping Kids With Cancer!

Since 1983, the Green Valley Turkey Trot has been raising money to make life better for kids hospitalized with cancer and other serious illnesses. We need YOU to continue this 40-year tradition of caring for kids by joining us for the 40th Annual Green Valley Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.

Last year, we raised OVER $25,000 to benefit three great charities for kids in the hospital: Hope for Henry, Ari’s Bears, and Josh’s JammiesWOW!

Here’s more good news:

We’re doing it all over again this year! Registration is now open for the 2023 Green Valley Turkey Trot 5-Mile and 5K (that’s about 3.1 miles) races. 

Do it for the kids… Register today!

IMPORTANT! Register by noon on Monday, November 6, to ensure you get a t-shirt!

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Race Information

Thursday, November 23rd

Chestnut Ridge Park
Greenspring Ave & Ridge Rd
Owings Mills, MD 21117

8:00 AM – Day-of Registration

9:00 AM – Race Begins

Not a Runner? That’s okay.

You can still contribute to this great cause!  Your donation will benefit the kids through Hope for Henry, Ari’s Bears, and Josh’s Jammies.

So donate and sleep-in – or come and just enjoy the festive atmosphere with us on Thanksgiving morning. 

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It’s All About the Kids

The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company organizes and staffs the Green Valley Turkey Trot to help hospitalized children. Again this year, the Turkey Trot will benefit three great charities that support children with cancer and other serious illnesses – Hope for Henry, Josh’s Jammies, and Ari’s Bears.

Hope for Henry Soars! from Hope for Henry on Vimeo.

Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress and empower children to be active participants in their own care. Watch this great video, above, that describes why Laurie Strongin and Alan Goldberg started Hope for Henry in 2003 and all the wonderful things this amazing foundation does for hospitalized kids in our area and nationwide.

Ari’s Bears delivers brand new stuffed bears and other animals to children fighting illness in hospitals and respite houses. They also include siblings as they often feel left out or forgotten. 

Josh’s Jammies collects pajamas for kids with cancer. These kids spend a lot of time in their pajamas, or in boring hospital gowns. Josh’s Jammies collects all sizes of pajamas for boys and girls with cancer. Be a superhero and bring new kids’ pajamas to the Turkey Trot to donate!

The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company is a 100% volunteer company, providing emergency medical services and firefighting to homes and businesses in rural Greenspring Valley across Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Lutherville, and Cockeysville. When the original organizer of the Turkey Trot couldn’t continue, the volunteers at Chestnut Ridge Fire Company took over to continue this wonderful tradition on “The Ridge!”

Be a Hero – Be a Sponsor!

Want to do more? Take your participation to the next level by becoming a sponsor. With several sponsorship levels, we have the right package for you. Make a difference and get your brand out to hundreds of local residents.

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