Annual Turkey Trot scheduled for Thanksgiving Day

Date Published: 
Nov. 10, 2017

The 10th Annual Fenwick Island Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, at 8 a.m. The untimed 2.2-mile fun-run/walk starts oceanside on Lewes Street in Fenwick Island, and goes south to the Maryland state line and back.

Leashed pets are welcome, and holiday-themed or other festive costumes are being encouraged. Free parking will be available at Warren’s Station, the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce and Pottery Place Perks Café in Sunshine Plaza, all on Route 1 in Fenwick Island.

There is no charge to participate, but trotters are being encouraged to make a donation, which will go to the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company (BBVFC) and Roxana Volunteer Fire Company (RVFC). Additionally, proceeds from commemorative T-shirt sales will also be donated. Pre-ordering commemorative T-shirts is being encouraged, with limited quantities to be sold at the Trot. They cost $25.

“Our first-responders are brave and self-less in the work they do each day. This is our 10th year, and I hope to make it the most successful one yet. I invite our community members, individuals and sponsors to rally to raise money for the companies,” said event founder and organizer Lori Martin.

Non-perishable food donations are also being collected at Pottery Place Perks Café in Fenwick Island. They will be donated to Neighbors in Need. Post-Trot, Perks Café will host a complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and oatmeal reception.

Sponsorships are currently available, at a variety of price ranges. Sponsors must provide signage. Interested businesses should contact Lori Martin at (302) 539-1290 or email