Over 850 participants raised over $13,000 for the Pathfinder Kids Kampus Scholarship fund Thanksgiving morning during the eighth annual Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1 mile Family Fun Walk in Huntington.
Ronald McDonald helped kick off the race at 8:00 AM at McDonald’s on 60 Home Street in Huntington, and the runners ran past Pathfinder Kids Kampus child care center, through Huntington University, turned around at Parkview Huntington Hospital, and finished the race after returning to McDonald’s.
The staff of McDonald’s provided all participants and volunteers with breakfast after the race and walk. Over 30 people volunteered their time for this event.
$100 Cash prizes were awarded by McDonalds to the overall male and overall female winners of the race, and $50 to each age division winners both male and female to those that were able to accept them. Medals provided by Trophy Center Plus were awarded to the top three finishers in each age group. The age groups were: Men and Women Master’s Division, 55 and older, Men and Women 35-54, Men and Women 16-34, and Men and Women 15 and under.
The overall winner of the race was Elias Rojas, Ligonier, IN with a time of 15:50.7, and the overall female winner of the race was Karen Killian, Bryan, OH with a time of 19:09.5. Placing second overall was Johnny Mendez, Marion, IN with a time of 16:06.1, and placing third with a time of 16:06.4 was Josh Graham, Huntington, IN. Placing first in the fifteen and under Female division was Brigit Nemitz, Pierceton, IN with a time of 20:14.6. Placing first in the fifteen and under Male division was Mattthew Dewitt, Warren, IN with a time of 18:17.5.
Placing first in the Women’s 16-34 division was Jennifer Cosgrove, Milwaukee, WI with a time of 19:50.9, placing first in the
Men’s 16-34 division was Chandler Sonafrank, Somerset, IN with a time of 16:15.7. Placing first in the Women’s 35-54 division was Kristine Teusch, Huntington, IN with a time of 22:17.0. Placing first in the Men’s 35-54 division was Bradley Prather, Roanoke, IN with a time of 17:08.4. Placing first in the Women’s Master’s division was Teri Fuller-O’Brien, Huntington, IN with a time of 26:56.6. Placing first in the Male’s Master’s division was Chuck Brown, Bluffton, IN with a time of 20:50.4.
All proceeds from the event went to benefit the Kids Kampus Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund. A complete listing of all race results can be found at www.kidskampus.org.
McDonald’s was the host sponsor for the event. Other sponsors included: Pathfinder Kids Kampus, David Culp & Co., Mettler Agency, Inc., Parkview Huntington Hospital, First Federal Savings Bank, Marathon A&A Quick-Stop and iAB Financial Bank. The Huntington County Disaster Team and Huntington County Emergency Management assisted in course safety for the event.
Pathfinder Kids Kampus, Huntington, is an early childhood center serving children from infancy to age 12. Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a Paths to QUALITY Provider, and is the child care division of Pathfinder Services, Inc., a not-for-profit human services organization based in Huntington. The 2013 Turkey Trot is set to take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, 2013.