The Chatham Turkey Trot was started in 2005 by Mary Parsons and Linda Redding. It was inspired by the We Gather Together Run-Walk held in Sandwich each year on Thanksgiving day, and gave people on the lower cape a way to give back on Thanksgiving. The Lower Cape Outreach Council has always been the beneficiary of the proceeds from the Chatham Turkey Trot, which has gotten bigger each year. Mary and Linda were honored to receive the LCOC’s Hope Award in 2009 which honors people who have made a difference in the lives of the people of the lower Cape. The support from local businesses sponsoring the Chatham Turkey Trot, and donating raffle items has been outstanding each and every year.