The 8th annual Turkey Trot, a fundraiser for the Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services’, has been set for Saturday, November 23 in Monticello. The event, which gets underway at 9 a.m., has been expanded this year to include a 10k Run, 5k Run, 5k Walk and Virtual Participation.

The 10k and 5k races will start and end on the Vera Lloyd campus, located at 745 Old Warren Road. “Virtual” races can be run with friends, family, churches and organizations right from home. Just register online as a Virtual Participant, get your free race shirt and walk or run around your neighborhood.

To sign up, go to the turkey trot sign up. Enter coupon code “EARLYBIRD” for 10 percent off of your race registration until September 1. Register before November 6 for a free, guaranteed race shirt.

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services has been caring for youth for more than 100 years. Over time, the programs have transformed to meet the changing needs of the children and families of Arkansas, but the purpose has remained the same: to share Christ’s healing love with children, youth and families in crisis. Today, Vera Lloyd utilizes a 45-acre campus and trained staff to meet the needs of youth in foster care, the juvenile justice system, and homeless and near-homeless families through the Families in Transition program. Wrap around services such as financial coaching, life skills and higher education resources help launch these youth and families into brighter futures.