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Frozen Turkeys for the Winners of Annual Turkey Trot, November 12

Matthew Fetzer Foundation Benefit to provide toys for children with cancer

The Village of Bayville is hosting the fourth Annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 12 in honor of Matthew Fetzer. Matthew lived his entire life in Bayville. He battled cancer for seven years, and was 10 years old when he lost his battle.

The Matthew Fetzer Foundation was started because it was Matthew’s wish to help children with cancer. The foundation provides toys, parties and financial support to children with cancer. Fifteen dollars of every entry fee from the Turkey Trot will go to the Matthew Fetzer Foundation.

Participants can pre-register or register the day of the race. Applications are available on line at Bayvilleny.gov or by calling 628-1439, ext. 16.

Registration is $25, by mail before Nov. 5, to: Recreation Department, Village of Bayville, 34 School Street, Bayville, NY 11709. Please make checks payable to: Matthew Fetzer Foundation Holiday Toy Drive. Each toy they collect will bring a smile to the face of a child struggling with cancer.

The race starts and finishes at West Harbor Memorial Park. The race route is sanctioned by USAT&F Certified km (3.107). Sanctioned by M.A.C.; splits every mile; runners timed using Winning Time Chip.

There will be awards for the top male and female runners overall. They will receive a frozen turkey each. The Top Three Male & Female in each of the following age groups: 12-under; 13-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+; 80+; Physically Challenged.

Top Three Children Male & Female and all children finishers will receive an award.

Post race activities include awards and refreshments. No roller blades, skates, bicycles, baby joggers/strollers or pets are allowed to participate in the run.