#STORY ‘ 7,700 flock to 21st annual Turkey Trot ‘


#AceWorldNews – Nov.26: An estimated 7,700 runners and walkers registered for this morning’s 21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, exceeding last year’s registered participation by about 100.

The annual event is one of the largest timed 5K race in Springfield and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, with proceeds benefiting Developmental Center of the Ozarks and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship Fund. The event also serves as the largest one-day food drive of the year for Ozarks Food Harvest.

Overall race winners were Spencer Haik, 19, Best Overall Male at 15:45; and Jamie Vest, 28, Best Overall Female at 18:15.

Overall Masters Division (over 40) winners were Brian Schmidt, 46, Best Masters Male, at 16:57; and Rosie Laughlin, 50 Best Masters Female, at 20:27.

For complete race results click HERE.

Following a 48-hour dispute period, medals will be mailed to 1st 2nd and 3rd place age division winners of each age division. Age divisions are 9 and under, 84 and older, and in five-year increments between.

Original Article: http://www.ky3.com

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