It seems neither the 12 degree wind chill nor the snowy running trail could keep true SWIF Turkey Trotters home on Thanksgiving morning. Hundreds of runners, walkers and chilly cheerleaders came out to North Park’s Rose Barn to participate in the 13th Annual STICK WITH IT FITNESS Before-You-Eat- A-lot Turkey Trot benefiting Autism Speaks.
Race organizers were thrilled by the turnout. Event Coordinator, Sue Seiff said, “Turkey Trotters are a committed bunch! Most are determined to start their long holiday weekend with a great run for a great cause, no matter what the weather.”
The best news of all: This year’s Turkey Trot made over $10,000 for Autism Speaks!! With that total, STICK WITH IT FITNESS’ charity events and programs have raised over $100,000 since it opened its doors in 1997.
Seiff and SWIF President, Albert Eiler want to acknowledge the generosity of their volunteers, the racers, as well as their loyal co-sponsors–the many local businesses that have supported this event year after year. “We could NOT trot without them!”
Despite the arctic temps, it was a terrific event: a run, some fun, food, friends and more. The photos tell it best.
Top Male Winners (tied) Bobby Lincoln & Will Loevner. Top Female Winner: Inna Borisov with the Race Organizers Sue and Al
Our “Ohio Contingent of Trotters”
Event Staff Volunteers
Dedicated SWIF Staff: Matt, Mary and Al
Race Organizers: Sue and Al
Check out these pictures and LOTS MORE
on the SWIF Facebook Page.
Thank You Gold Sponsors:
Allison Park Contractors
Burchick Construction Company, Inc
FireDEX of Pittsburgh
Olde Stonewall Golf Club
Seubert and Associates
Schellhaas Funeral Home
Willow Tree Banquet Hall
Thank You Silver Sponsors:
Aliquippa Giant Eagle
Brew House Distributor
Cipriani & Werner, PC
Sign*A*Rama of Gibsonia
Scott Advertising Specialists
Thank You Bronze Sponsors:
Artistic Tree & Landscape Creations
Brayman Construction Corporation
Casey’s Family Restaurant
Heritage Seubert Financials
Massucci Builders, Inc.
Minuteman Press of Allison Park
St. Margaret Foundation
Smokin’ Hot Yoga
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Waves Equipment Source
William Mercer & Assocs.