Cool People Trot in “Balmy” Temps

SWIF Turkey Trot

Why are these people cheering? Because they’re getting ready to jump start their Thanksgiving Day by trotting
in the
14th Annual STICK WITH IT FITNESS
Before-you-eat-a-lot Turkey Trot
Benefiting Autism Speaks!

IMG_1856aka: The Turkey Trot for Cool People. 

Compared to last year’s weather, the 34 degree Start Time temperature felt downright tropical and kept trotters as well as their fans “toasty” while enjoying the post-race festivities at North Park’s Rose Barn.

IMG_1696This year we were so pleased to see an increase in the numbers of families running and walking the race with participants of all ages!  Looks like this little one was doing a pre-run stretch!

And most importantly, the event surpassed last year by raising $12,000 for autism research, taking SWIF’s fundraising totals to over $120,000 since its founding.

 

Winners of the 4.4 mile race that looped around the lake at North Park, were:WinnersTop Male Finisher: Tod Herchenroether  — 27:57!
Top Female Finisher: Tena Pettit — 33:29!
pictured with Co-Event Coordinators Albert Eiler and Sue Seiff

Other highlights of the event, besides the always popular keep-them-coming-back bloody Marys and festive beer selection, were the two raffles where the prizes were: Penguins Tickets and Steelers Tickets/Big Ben autographed football.

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Al Eiler and Sue Seiff want to thank the trotters, the fans and the very generous company co-sponsors whose support makes the event possible.

 

Click the first photo to view the slideshow of smiling faces.

 Photography by Dave Higginbotham

Once again, Thank You to our generous Co-Sponsors

#1 Cochran

Ace Athletic

Aethon

Allison Park Contractors

 Alpine Pools

Artistic Tree & Landscape Creations

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Burchick Construction Company

Casey’s Family Restaurant

ChangeRx

Cipriani & Werner, PC

Csonka Optometric

FireDEX of Pittsburgh

 Gateway_Logo

 Heritage Seubert Financials

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 MAJOR Supply

MASSUCCI BUILDERS, INC

MINUTEMAN PRESSof Allison Park

NATHAN CONTRACTING

Olde Stonewall Golf Club

PGT Trucking

Saint Margaret Foundation

Schellhaas Funeral Home

 

Scott Advertising Specialists

Seubert

 Shakespeare's Restaurant & Pub

SimplexGrinnell LP

Smokin’ Hot Yoga

Starbucks

SWIF ATHLETICS

TOXICOLOGY CONSULTANTS, INC

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Wagner’s Market

WALCO Corporation

Waves Equipment Source

Proceeds Benefit Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks

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