Record crowd completes annual Turkey Trot
Published 10:56 am Monday, November 14, 2016
1 of 6
More than 360 runners and walkers head up the hill Saturday morning in the annual Turkey Trot at The Path on Boonesboro Road. The event is a fundraiser for Clark County Community Services.
About 360 runners and walkers take off form the starting line Saturday morning during the ninth Turkey Trot at The Path. Clark County Community Services Executive Director Debbie Fatkin said 335 people registered in advance, which is a record for the event.
Shonia Honican, right, straightens Kim Jernigan's tutu prior to the start of the Turkey Troy Saturday morning. The annual 5K run-walk is a fundraiser for Clark County Community Services.
Dave Cox holds on to the head of his bear costume as he nears the finish line during the Turkey Trot Saturday morning.
Cord Tackett, a 14-year-old member of the George Rogers Clark High School cross country team, became the youngest overall winner of the Turkey Troy Saturday morning. He crossed the line after completing the 5K in 17 minutes and 45 seconds.
Members of the George Rogers Clark High School band provide a little music as runners begin the Turkey Trot Saturday morning.
It was chilly Saturday morning, but it didn’t keep about 370 people from participating in the ninth annual Turkey Trot 5K.
The event for runners or walkers is a fundraiser for Clark County Community Services.
The turnout this year was a record for both participants and teams, Community Services Executive Director Debbie Fatkin said, with 335 people pre-registered and 25 teams. In all, 368 people of all ages, along with a couple dogs, trotted their way around The Path on Boonesboro Road.
“This is the biggest yet,” Fatkin said after the race began Saturday. “Our teams make up more than half of our runners.”
Last year’s winner was the first female overall winner. This year, Cord Tackett became the youngest overall winner. The George Rogers Clark High School cross country runner, who turned 14 Saturday, hit the turnaround point after about 8 minutes and 45 seconds before crossing the finish line nine minutes later. He appeared to have a dominant lead through out the event.
The first female finisher, Karina Manz, crossed the line with a time of 20:10.
Contact Fred at email@example.com.
About Fred Petke
Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-759-0051.
More by Fred