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Jarred Williams Turkey Trot benefiting Never Give Up Ever 2023

Thu November 23, 2023 Richmond, VT 05477 US Directions


25 Round Church Rd.
Richmond, VT US 05477


The need for financial support in our community continues!  Please join us in raising funds to support families with financial hardships due to the economic times, but also the health of a sick child being treated at UVM Children's Hospital throughout these upcoming winter months.  In light of Covid 19 still lingering in our community, and attempting to be respectful of our valued participants, we invite all runners and walkers to join us via an in-person OR virtual 5K or 10K on Thursday November 23, 2023 (Thanksgiving). The in-person race will be held at the Richmond Community Church at 8:30am. The virtual race can be done anytime on Thanksgiving Day before 8:00pm. All registration will be done virtually! 

Participants are in charge of their own timing again this year, since not everyone will be in person. Remember your watches! We welcome your finish times and photos on the website afterward; completely optional. Instructions will be sent after the race. We made a point to separate the races ahead of time to help with timing accuracy.

We respect everyone’s decision to do what feels comfortable in terms of masking in crowds. Please choose the virtual option if you are having any flu or covid symptoms.

Thank you again for joining us in whatever capacity you are able. Give what you can and know that your generosity will go far to meet the needs of families struggling right now!

Race Course: Out and back on Cochoran Road. Start and Finish line halfway down Farr Rd. (Behind Stone Corral Brewery).

T-shirt Pick Up Info: Richmond Community Kitchen 5PM-7PM on Nov 22nd (Thanksgiving Eve). The first 150 people to arrive at t-shirt pick up on Thanksgiving Eve will be guaranteed a 2023 Turkey Trot t-shirt. Sizes are first come, first serve. There will be throwback merchandise from past years available as well. We would also appreciate non perishable items for the food pantry at UVM Children's Hospital.

After Race Treat: Apple Cider and Cider Doughnuts.

Parking: Volunteer Green (near the playground before the bridge). IF THE GROUND IS DRY, feel free to use the lower space before the Round Church. We aim to keep the grass looking beautiful for our local community members. There will be no parking around the loop of the Round Church. Feel free to bring your strollers, but please leave your dogs at home!

Port a-Potty: Behind the Richmond Church

Prizes: The top finishers of the in-person 5K will be eligible for a prize on the day of the race. 

Check out our website at for information about our mission and our merchandise. We look forward to celebraing with you! Have fun, be safe and we hope to help inspire your Thanksgiving!

A special thank you to the following:

*Thank you to the Williams family for their ever present support! 

*Thank you Richmond Historical Society for allowing us to use your beautiful location for race day!

*Thank you to our t-shirt distributor JoAnn’s for keeping us looking fresh!

*Thank YOU for participating and giving what you can to keep our mission alive!

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Jarred's Story

Jarred Williams :  1988-2001
Jarred Williams was born and grew up in Richmond, Vermont.
Part of his life story is about how short it was. He died on his 13th
birthday,Thanksgiving day, of a brain tumor. While the last part of his life 
included several surgeries,six weeks of radiation treatment in Boston and 
months of uncertainty,this is only one part of the story. 
Jarred's life also exemplified fun,friends and family. He was always up for
an adventure and kept a positive attitude throughout his life. He enjoyed
playing soccer,swimming in his backyard pool, having fun with his close-
knit family and group of friends, and hanging out with his golden retriever.
Laughter was never far away. Even as his tumor progressed and his words
slipped away, he communicated with thumbs up sign. The core  of his 
life was centered around family and friends, and it is with this spirit
his family was able to create the Jarred Williams Foundation. 
His foundation is no longer active but his family has continued to support
many other organizations who's mission is to support families who have
a child with a chronic and life threatening illness. And Never Give Up Ever 
is one of them. 
Thank you all that will be running on Thanksgiving morning in Jarred's memory
and for the Benefit of Never Give Up Ever.
Dwayne Williams
(Jarred's Dad )

Never Give Up Ever

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