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Running Notebook: Less than a week to go

Here are a few notes on the upcoming YMCA Turkey Trot:

• Fleece hats made in honor of Tom Donnelly, the Trot’s race director who died last weekend, will be sold next week at the Turkey Trot expo at the Delaware YMCA on Delaware Ave. They will be part of the Runner’s Roost sale. Hats will be $20, and all proceeds will be donated to Julie Donnelly or the charity of her choice. The expo goes from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.

• Speaking of Tom, I’ll have an article on his contributions to the local running community in Sunday’s column. For a more personal viewpoint of his loss, visit

• The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., will take part in the race. NBiagara University’s president is hoping to raise money to benefit Niagara Falls’ Heart, Love and Soul food pantry and dining room. Father Maher has completed 11 New York City marathons over the years. Go to www.niagara/edu/turkeytrot for donation details.

- Budd Bailey

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