Quincy YMCA’s 42nd annual Turkey Run returns for in-person event

Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 5:36 PM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM) - After being virtual last year due to the pandemic, the YMCA Turkey Run saw a large crowd of participants for the return of their in-person event Thursday morning.

There were more than 2,400 people in attendance.

People could run in the 10k, 5k, or a 1-mile fun run down Maine Street, while raising money that goes toward programs at the YMCA. Those programs include swimming lessons, youth sport programs, the afterschool program, Parkinson’s Program, and Strength for Survivor’s Program.

Membership and Wellness Director Johanna Voss said the programs help strengthen the Quincy community.

“All the funds from today help us to not only offset our financial assistance programs, but we can continue to offer programs and services which, in turn, build and strengthen our community,” Voss said.

Quincy Resident Scott Davis was one runner who said it felt good to be running in-person again.

“It feels great,” he said. “I got my crew out here with us. It’s a fun event. The YMCA puts on a great thing here and we are happy to be a part of it now.”

Voss said she is happy they were able to hold the run in-person this year, because being virtual did not feel the same.

“We realized just how much we missed seeing everyone and spending our Thanksgiving morning with our community,” Voss said.

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