Runners take part in ‘Trick or Trot’ 5k

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LANCASTER, Pa. – A sea of people could be seen running through a cemetery in Lancaster– but wasn’t because they were trying to get away from ghosts or zombies– it was all for a good cause. People got into the Halloween spirit in Lancaster with some friendly competition. Dozens of runners took off from the starting line decked out in costumes for the Lancaster YMCA’s Trick or Trot 5k. People could be seen running through Woodward Hill Cemetery on South Queen Street.

The event also included a Monster Run for kids within the cemetery.

“One of the things that makes this unique is really the family event,” Lancaster Family YMCA CEO, Jeff Kenderdine said, “and obviously the costumes are really a hoot with kids. We’ve got costumes judging for the monster run, for the little ones.. and you really see some high competitors for the 5k run and folks that just want to walk and have a good time in a positive family environment, and this really delivers on that.”

Proceeds from the run benefit the Woodward Hill Cemetery’s restoration efforts and the Lancaster Family YMCA’s programs which support families in need.

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