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It is nearly Thanksgiving, and that means this Thursday is the annual Thanksgiving Day Race. Cincinnati’s Thanksgiving Day Race is a grand tradition with over a century of history. This year’s race will mark the 105th time that runners have traversed the hills of the Queen City before settling down to the most anticipated meal of the season. Of course, the Thanksgiving Day Race is more than a great way to work up an appetite. It also supports some of Greater Cincinnati’s most important non-profits, including Ohio Valley Goodwill.
We have been partnering with the Thanksgiving Day Race for five years. Both organizations have a long history in the city, and the race represents values that Goodwill has been upholding for decades. Running this 10K is an act of communal expression and of devotion to the history and future of Cincinnati, it promotes healthy lifestyles and fosters an inclusive environment open to Cincinnatians from all walks of life. With so much in common, it is no wonder our partnership has flourished.
You can find out more about the history of the Thanksgiving Day Race on their website, then try this interactive historical trivia game. If you are interested in making a donation to Ohio Valley Goodwill, you can find a special section dedicated to charity partners here. More importantly, however, Ohio Valley Goodwill will be onsite during the race collecting much needed clothing donations in our iconic blue barrels. As winter sets in, the need for clothing donations is at an all time high. Your old winter wear can make a world of difference, so please take this opportunity to literally share the warming spirit of giving.
You can also make a donation at any time by visiting one of our convenient donation locations. Click here to find the one nearest to you.