Meals on Wheels Turkey Trot set for late November

Meals on Wheels General Manager Erin Bodden, center, with board members, from left, Michael McWatt, Gloria McField-Nixon, Chairman Rob Imparato and Rachael Reynolds at last year’s Turkey Trot.

This holiday comes along with its own exercise.

The third annual Meals on Wheels Turkey Trot will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman, and the course will circle SafeHaven. Participants will have the choice of walking or running 5K or 10K just days after gorging themselves on turkey and other holiday items.

“This event successfully brings awareness, promotes healthy living and family fun during the holiday season, whilst raising some much-needed funds for Meals on Wheels and our efforts to end senior hunger in the Cayman Islands,” said Rob Imparato, chairman of Meals on Wheels.

“We could not meet the growing needs without events such as these and the collective support of individuals and organizations who participate, give money, time or both.”

The race kicks off at 6 a.m. and the first 200 participants will receive a free T-shirt. Spot prizes will be available such as restaurant gift certificates and other valuable gifts and services. Also, the Guardians Alive running group will provide an omelet station for the event.

Registration for the race will cost $25 and $10 for children aged 8-12.

Trophies will be awarded to the first, second and third-place finishers for males and females in both the run and walk for Juniors (Under 16), Adults and Seniors (55+).

Every month, Meals on Wheels provides more than 200 seniors, disabled and homebound individuals throughout Grand Cayman with complimentary meals, delivered to their front door by volunteers.

More than 100 volunteers make those deliveries possible, and Meals on Wheels hopes to have people register to work the Turkey Trot or to sponsor the event or manage a water stop along the route.