Record crowd completes annual Turkey Trot

Published 10:56 am Monday, November 14, 2016

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.

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“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.

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