The temperature at race time was 32 degrees, but runners young and old came out by the hundreds to compete in the 4th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1K Fun Run – about 200 in the fun run and 526 in the 5K.
A gunshot by this Kentish Guard started the 5K.
Lehm Houston Maguire, 19, of British Columbia and EGHS alum Ben Fazio, 19, both finished the 5K with a time of 15:43. Derek Jakoboski finished third with a time of 15:55. Chris Millman, 20, placed fourth with 16:43.
The first female finisher was Clare Hanlon, 14, with a time of 19:50. Jackie Jackman, 36, finished in 20:15 and, in third, Pamela Hunt-Thomas, 46, finished in 20:32.
Proceeds from the race, which started and finished by Pal’s Restaurant on Duke Street, are going to the Greenwich Odeum, EG’s nonprofit theater on Main Street.
You can find all the results from the 5K here: https://racewire.com/live_results.php?id=4122.
Congratulations to all participants and to the race sponsor, Main Street Association, for a great event!
Here are some photos, in backwards order:
Three Perkins – dad Greg, Andrew and Libby – post race.
Trotter the Turkey loses his head.
State Senator-elect Mark Gee.
Race organizer Amy Moore gives her daughter a big hug after she completes the Fun Run.
The couple who runs together, finishes together.
Local running legend Greg Johnson at the finish.
A happy finisher!
Andrew Perkins, EGHS Class of 2011.
John Taylor at the finish.
EGHS alums Ben Fazio (2nd place), Scott Kolm (6th place) and Chris Millman (4th place).
Third place finisher Derek Jakoboski.
Charlie and John Thomas before the 5K race.
Luke Muoio finishes the fun run.
Fun Run eventual winner heads for the finish.
Trotter giving some love.
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