The 6th Annual Turkey Trot brought out a record-breaking 800+ registered participants in 28 degree weather on Thanksgiving morning at 6:30 am! And most crossed the finish line running or walking. There were 484 timed finishers whose results are listed in the race results link.
Top male overall winner William Allen II Bib 4 Age 26 time 16:43.8
Top Female Overall Winner Melanie Wagner Bib 60 age 30 time 19:44.6 (Overall 13th)
A number of the participants wore their Thanksgiving finest with turkey hats, tee-shirts and turkey tail feathers. Some were dressed as Pilgrims. Some brought their children, some in strollers and some brought their canines. Helping with the trot were volunteers from Northern High’s FBLA, Huntingtown High School’s Key Club, Huntingtown High School’s Cheerleaders and Boys’ Basketball Team, and some responsible students from Windy Hill Middle School. There was also a 5 member planning committee and a dozen more volunteers who helped with administration.
Sponsors who donated money, goods and services for the event:
- Conway Physical Therapy, Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, Mike’s Works Landscaping, The MASY Group, Ad-Options Inc, Tax Depot, DirectMail.com, Avan Smith Photography, Yoga and Wellness for All, Mid-Atlantic Culligan, The Arc Southern Maryland. Timing service provided by Bluepoint Race Management. Awards provided by Lighthouse Engraving & Signs. Portable toilets provided by J&J Portables. Safety and road closures provided by Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. T-shirts provided by Ad-Options Inc’ Photos provided by Avan Smith Photography. Yoga warm-up provided by Beth Leonini of Yoga and Wellness for All. And Water provided by Mid-Atlantic Culligan.
The funds raised supports Project Echo, the homeless shelter in Prince Frederick.
To learn more about Project Echo, please visit their website: http://www.projectecho.net/contact-us/.
Please enjoy the picture gallery below.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon