Winner, winner, turkey dinner. That was the reward for most of the 1,000-plus participants in the Plymouth Turkey Trot and the Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5k Run and Walk. For some of the speedier participants, they walked home with some hardware and recognition for their place in these two Thanksgiving Day races.
For the men, Scott Gorneau won the Turkey Day Trot with a time of 28:49. Amy Knoblock of Plymouth won the women’s division with a time of 32:24. Age group winners for the rest of the Turkey Trot include: Christopher Gren and Kate Fisher for the 1- 15 Division; Zac Peterson and Rebecca Stanton for the 16-19 division; Garret Seibert and Kelly Sweeney for the 20-29 division; Michael Trostel and Nicole Romboldi for the 30-39 division; Kirk Koylan and Dianne Cheverre for the 40-49 division; Jimmy Bunnell and Andrea Pape for the 50-59 division; and Rick Stetson and Mary Houbolt for the 60-69 division.
In the Thanksgiving Day 5k Run and Walk, Kieran Condon won for the men with a time of 18:41. Amy Knoblock won for the women with a time of 21 minutes flat. Knoblock’s second victory of the day earned her a first place finish in the Second Helping Challenge for runners how participated in both races. Knoblock’s over all time was 53:24. Joseph Leonard won the Second Helping Challenge for the men with a combined time of 54:06.
“To paraphrase Ernie Banks, it was a great for a road race, let’s run two,” said Steve Dubin, a spokesperson for the Plymouth Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving Day 5k Run and Walk. “Seriously, we are quite grateful for the turnout at both races and the generous amount of canned good items runners at both races contributed for the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse. These races get better every year and we’re looking forward to bigger and better things for next year.”
For complete race results, Runners who participated in these races can find the complete race results at http://www.coolrunning.com/results/13/ma/Nov28_Plymou_set8.shtml. A professional photographer was also on hand for both races. Runners who would like to purchase race day photos can visit http://plymouth-rock-racing.smugmug.com/Events/2013-Plymouth-Turkey-Trot-and/34834911_JMnG94#!i=2941393131&k=Tv3tnTR.
For the crew who put together Plymouth Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving Day 5k, the long Thanksgiving was a brief respite before the next race, the Santa Run, on Saturday, December 7. For more information, please visit www.runplymouth.com.