A run around the lake at North Park with a few hundred of your closest friends is always a good time. But when you add perfect running weather, a great cause, plus food and drink, it becomes a super fun time!
This year’s STICK WITH IT FITNESS Before-You-Eat-A-Lot Turkey Trot benefiting Autism Speaks was just that. On Thanksgiving morning, racers of all ages started lining up at 8:00am at North Park’s Rose Barn for check in, coffee and bagels and to score their commemorative long-sleeve tee shirts.
Once the race organizers had the road marshals in place, and remembered to set up the race clock and snap the traditional group photo, the trotters were off! 4.4 miles later, the Top Male Finisher, Will Loevner and Top Female Finisher, Paige Suvick crossed the finish line to the applause of enthusiastic cheerleaders.
As more racers finished, the crowd gathered for refreshments outside on the lawn..and some 3 hours later, many were still there…even after the Bloody Marys had run out.
Just as it has in previous years, the 12th Annual SWIF Turkey Trot was run for fun and charity, raising over $8,000 for the Pittsburgh Chapter of Autism Speaks. Event Coordinator, Sue Seiff said it was mainly due to the generosity of the event’s Co-Sponsors, who provided both monetary and in-kind support. “We raised 60% more than last year with the same number of runners, thanks to the many businesses that came through for us.” Seiff said.
Seiff added, “This year, Dave Higginbotham Photography has posted more than 180 Turkey Trot photos on the STICK WITH IT FITNESS facebook page…be sure to check them out.”
Albert Eiler and his staff at SWIF want to thank the trotters for participating, the volunteers who helped out, and Co-Sponsors for their generosity!
The 13th Annual Turkey Trot will be November 28, 2013. Mark your calendars!
Thank You Gold Sponsors:
Burchick Construction Company, Inc
FireDEX of Pittsburgh
Seubert and Associates
Olde Stonewall Golf Club
Sign*A*Rama of Gibsonia
Shakespeare’s Restaurant and Pub
Allison Park Contractors
Willow Tree Banquet Hall
Thank You Silver Sponsors:
Aliquippa Giant Eagle
The Brew House
Minuteman Press of Allison Park
Scott Advertising Specialists
Thank You Bronze Sponsors:
Artistic Tree & Landscape Creations
Brayman Construction Corporation
Casey’s Family Restaurant
Cipriani & Werner, PC
Heritage Seubert Financials
Massucci Builders, Inc.
St. Margaret Foundation
Smokin’ Hot Yoga
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Waves Equipment Source
William Mercer & Assocs.