As you sit down at the Thanksgiving table and consider everything you’re grateful for, it’s also a good time to consider how you can pay forward some of that good fortune to others. The Adoption Project 5K Turkey Trot presents an easy opportunity just a few days after Turkey Day!
On Saturday, November 26th the 5K is held at the stunning Palisades Park as a fundraiser for the Adoption Project. This nonprofit organization provides free and sliding-scale legal advice to help family members navigate complicated legal territory when a child’s parents cannot care for them. Its goal is to prevent children from entering the foster care system and, instead, find loving and stable adoptive homes. When you come to Palisades Park with your running shoes laced up, you’ll be a part of making this goal a reality. The 3.2-mile run weaves through the park’s stunning flora, including more than 30 different varieties of plants—you’ll see the swaying palm trees right away! You’ll also encounter breathtaking sculptures and seaside views along the way. Registration is $40 for the in-person race, but you can also choose the virtual option for a $5 discount and a more flexible arrangement.