Big Turkey Burn TURKEY TROT 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

Racers of all levels are invited to attend. Run! Walk! Wear a costume or a hat! This race is stuffed with ways to have fun!

5K START 8:30 AM

$40 until Nov. 22
$45 on Race Day

KIDS RACE 9:30 AM, $15

Mettle Events hosts this event for the second consecutive year. They’ll have great T-shirts, finisher medals, local food and entertainment. Events will be held for children and a raffle of outstanding food & wine items will help raise money. Proceeds will benefit the R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA.

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11 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.


5K awards go to top three Male & Female Overall, Top three Male & Female Walkers, and Top three Male & Female in each age group will receive an award. First Place Overall Male & Female will each receive a special prize.

This race will be timed using the CHRONOTRACK B-TAG TIMING SYSTEM.


We also still need lots of volunteers.  Here is the link for volunteers to register online.  

For 19 years, the Festival of the Trees has been the highlight of the holiday season in the Northern Neck. This three-day extravaganza will be held November 30-December 2 at the Northern Neck Family YMCA. With more than 500 patrons attending the three-day long affair, this is the Northern Neck Family YMCA’s largest fundraising event of the year. The Festival of the Trees inspires attendees to “deck their homes” with unique holiday decorating and gift-giving ideas. The community’s generosity during this event ensures the vitality of our Guardian Program. This important program helps the Y fulfill its mission to provide a wide range of programs and activities for children and families within our local community who could not otherwise afford them. 


Thursday, November 30, 6-8pm
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Festival of the Trees with refreshments and entertainment! Santa will be here, straight from the North Pole and photos with him are available courtesy of Yours Truly Photography. Special children’s performances include Linda’s School and Dance and Chesapeake Academy! All attendees are invited to enter a drawing to win four tickets to Christmas Town, Busch Gardens! This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, December 1, 10am-6pm
Come walk through a winter wonderland and preview our silent auction. Our silent auction will close Saturday evening December 2, winners do not have to be present to win. All bidding is online and accessible through your mobile phone or PC. This open house is free and open to the public.

Saturday, December 2, 7-10pm
Featuring “Tastes of the Northern Neck” presenting delicacies from local chefs paired with a selection of fine wines, champagne, and ales. Join the fun by raising your paddle and bidding on our live auction items. Experience the excitement as our Silent Auction ends.

Gala Tickets are $50 per person. Don’t delay, tickets are very limited. Sales prior to November 30 receive a $50 gift certificate from Burkes Fine Jewelers, one per household.


Saturday, December 2, 6:30-10pm
A special offer for ticket-holders of the Gala, Kids Night Out! Children ages 6 months to12 years old can have an exciting night at the Y too, for no additional cost. This fun evening takes place at our child care center and includes holiday crafts, swimming, dinner and a movie. Please RSVP by November 22 to

Friday, November 24, 12:00am
Preview and bid on our silent auction items, starting Black Friday November 24! Click here!
Preview our Live Auction items here.

For questions, or more event information, call 804.435.0223, or email



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Come, get a picture with Santa at the Greater West Point Family YMCA!

Friday December 1st

5:00- 7:00pm

No reservation required.

You are welcome to bring your cameras and phones to take pictures and selfies with Santa.

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