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YMCA Turkey Trot Attracts over 2500 Early Morning Runners

People dressed with turkey hats, sweats, running shoes and bib numbers filled the streets around downtown early today for the 7th. annual YMCA Turkey Trot.

YMCA 2016 Turkey Trot. (© Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The count down started and right around seven thirty and off they went with the 10 K runners starting off first. Then the 5 K runners followed.

Here are some of the images from the early morning trot.

YMCA 2016 Turkey Trot. (© Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

 

 

YMCA Tree Lot Ready For Sales In New North Hollywood Location

The Burbank YMCA Christmas Tree lot that has been located at Victory and Burbank Blvds. for several years, has been forced to move to a new location. They have found a new location in North Hollywood, a couple of miles from it’s old location.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

They have now setup shop at St. Patrick’s Soccer Fields at 6155 Cahuenga Blvd, North Hollywood, 91506. The new location provides them plenty of space to offer all the special  services such as flocking, flame retardation and more.

The tree lot is run by the YMCA Men’s organization, and all the proceeds goes to programs offered by the Burbank YMCA. Each tree sale helps scholarships and programs for kids that can’t usually afford them.

The lot has hundreds of trees ready to be picked up or as special service they offer delivery.

The lots hours are 10am to 9pm daily.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

 

 

 

 

YMCA Turkey Trot Draws Over A Two Thousand Runners

This story was updated at Noon November 28, 2014

More than a two thousand runners were up early Thursday morning long before the turkeys were put into the ovens for the Burbank YMCA’s second annual Turkey Trot.

YMCA Turkey Trot

Runners wearing jogging attire, kids running with their pets and several parents pushing strollers could be seen sprinting from the starting line located at Third Street and Magnolia Boulevard, at the YMCA’s front doors.

First off were the 5 and 10 K runners led by a Burbank Police Motor Officer as the official pace vehicle. Runners ran up Magnolia Boulevard toward Glenoaks then southbound into the early morning sun. The first runner to come across the finish line was David Torrence with a time of 14:42.YMCA turkettrot

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The race was sponsored by Cusumano Development along with Burbank Downtown Business Association. The  results can be found at: http://racewire.com/live_results.php?id=4329

Coming in first in the 5 K is David Torrance with a finish time of 14:42. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Coming in first in the 5 K is David Torrance with a finish time of 14:42. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

YMCA CEO J.C. Holt is joined by Mickey DePalo run announcer.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

YMCA CEO J.C. Holt is joined by Mickey DePalo run announcer.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Volunteers Lead Y Capital Campaign

The Burbank Community YMCA has launched its Strong Today, Stronger Tomorrow capital campaign.  Campaign Chair, Vic Georgino, put it this way, “No other organization helps families grow over time the way the Y does.  It seems like everybody’s got a Y story.”

Pictured: Vic Georgino, Capital Campaign Chair, Roger Koll, Board Chair, JC Holt, Burbank YMCA CEO, Yvette Herrera, Burbank YMCA Director of Philanthropy, Donn Rediger, Tim Von der Ahe and Darrell Taylor. Not Pictured: Lisa Rawlins, Ray Adams and Don St. Clair (Photo by Andre Bern)

Strengthening the foundation of the community is the Y’s cause.  The YMCA has launched an effort to raise $3 million to meet several challenges:  an epidemic of childhood obesity affecting over 30% of children, an aging population with unique needs that must be addressed if they are to maintain their health and independence and a critical need to provide young people with meaningful opportunities to become engaged and productive citizens at a time of severe budget cutbacks in our schools.

Joining Mr. Georgino on the volunteer Campaign Cabinet leadership team are:  Ray Adams, Roger Koll , Lisa Rawlins, Darrell Taylor and Toluca Lake residents: Donn Rediger, Don St. Clair, and Tim Von der Ahe.

“This campaign will help us meet life-changing needs and make a real difference for the people of Burbank.  I’m proud to be a part of this dynamic team,” said Georgino.  To learn more about this community effort, visit www.burbankymca.org