Good month to get active with Wicomico Rec & Parks

The Turkey Trot 5K will be held Thanksgiving Day at Pemberton Historical Park.

Stay active and safe with Wicomico Recreation & Parks’ variety of programs this November. There are opportunities for community members of all ages.

James Simmons.

Registration for programs is available in-person during modified hours at the Wicomico Civic Center Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and online at To stay up-to-date on our programs follow us on social media at @funwicomico.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our program participants. All programs are subject to change. To find Covid-19 updates regarding Wicomico County Recreation & Parks, visit

Governors Challenge Select

Governors Challenge tournament organizers have created a new event called Governors Challenge Select, which will take place at the Wicomico Civic Center Dec. 4-6. This elite basketball experience is designed for the individual high school basketball athlete. Both girls and boys are invited to join.

Attendees’ experience will include skill development, college coaches, meals, scrimmages, seminars, action photos, head shots, interview guidance and various contests, as well as measurements and combined statistics.

Capacity is limited to 160 athletes. Registration is open until now with a base fee of $200 per participant. Find out more and register at

Turkey Trek 5K

Start Thanksgiving morning at Pemberton Park with the Turkey Trek 5K. Enjoy refreshments and pie after running or walking the course.

This year, two start times are being offered at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., allowing participants to properly socially distance.

The event benefits Pemberton Park Nature Camp and other environmental education programs. Early registration is available for $35. Space is limited, and there will be no race day registration.

There will be a group warm-up with Dr. Kate James of Driven Physiotherapy, age group awards and a Thanksgiving costume contest.

Coed Volleyball

Get your friends together and enter your team in the Adult Coed Volleyball league. The season begins Dec. 17, and games will be played Thursday evenings in the Normandy Arena at the Wicomico Civic Center.

Players must be 15 or older. Registration is open through Dec. 7 and is $300 per team.

Next Step Fitness Program

The Next Step Fitness Program is a new drop-in exercise program for individuals ages 50 and up. Two different hour-long classes are held at the Wicomico Civic Center on Mondays and Wednesdays during November and December. The daily drop-in fee is $3 per person.

A stretching class begins at 9 a.m., followed by the Enhance Fitness class at 10 a.m., which incorporates stretching, strength training, cardio and balance exercises.

Youth Karate

Our monthly youth karate sessions now offer both virtual and in-person class options. Join Sensei David Doran as he teaches students the GoJu style of karate.

Each in-person class is limited to 12 students, and all students must be preregistered. When signing up for a session, parents/guardians will choose whether the participant will participate in-person or online for that month.

Beginner White Belt classes take place from 5:30 p.m to 6 p.m. on Monday/Wednesday. Advanced classes are available following the completion of the introductory program. In-person classes take place in the Wicomico Civic Center’s karate room on the second floor on the Flanders Rooms side. Virtual classes will take place over Zoom.

The program fees for the beginner classes are $40 per student, per session. A late fee of $10 per participant is in effect when registering after the first class of the session. The first uniform is included; additional uniforms can be purchased for $10 each.

Multisport Indoor Court Rentals

The Wicomico Civic Center recently expanded its capabilities through the acquisition of four SnapSport flooring systems. SnapSport is a versatile, modular sports flooring system.

Rental opportunities are available for sports leagues, practices, clinics, instructional programs and training programs. Covid-19 precautions and guidelines are in place.

Contact Recreation Superintendent James Simmons at or 410-548-4900 x114.

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