Virtual Jarred Williams Turkey Trot benefiting Never Give Up Ever 2020

Thu November 26, 2020 Richmond, VT 05477 US
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Virtual Race
Richmond, VT US 05477
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In light of Covid 19 and attempting to be respectful of our valued participants and the guidelines put forth by the state of VT, we invite all runners and walkers to join us in a VIRTUAL 5K or 10K in your neighborhood on Thursday November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving) at 8:30am or anytime before 8:00pm. The need for financial support in our community is even greater this year! Give what you can and know that your generosity will go far to meet the needs of those families with financial hardships due to not only this pandemic but the health of a child around the holidays. 

Here’s how it will work: Enjoy a walk or run this Thanksgiving morning dressed in your favorite Never Give Up Ever garb. If you would like to peruse our Throw Back Merchandise from past years that you may have missed OR have an itch for a new light weight hoody, stop by the Richmond Community Kitchen (across from the Richmond Market) from 5-7PM on Thanksgiving Eve with a mask and a non perishable item for the local food shelf. The Throw Backs will be included in your entry fee. The hoodies will be $30 in person and $35 on our website until we run out! Sizes are first come, first serve. Once finished with the run, have a family member or friend snap a photo, note your time & mileage and add it to our virtual race results page. With your permission, we plan to post the photos to our websites for all to enjoy. Prizes will be provided to the top three men, women and children (under 18 y.o.)  They will be sent to your home this year. Check out our updated website at www.nevergiveupever.org for information about our mission and our new merchandise. We look forward to seeing your photos! Have fun, be safe and we hope to see you again in person next year! 

A special thank you to the following:

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

*Thank you to the Richmond Community Kitchen for their kindness and space! (Support local businesses!)

*Thank you to Select Design for keeping us looking fresh!

*Thank you Signarama for helping us with marketing tools!

*Thank you Greensea Systems for allowing us to display our signage!

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

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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 )

 

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