Hundreds of happy folks, a 4.4-mile foot race, fabulous weather, festive drinks, “fine” food, fun tunes, and furry friends…lots of furry friends. This year’s STICK WITH IT FITNESS Before-You-Eat-A-Lot Turkey Trot had all those things…and more!
And it also resulted in SWIF’s highest fundraising success to date! Thanks to the generous sponsors, participants, and volunteers, the 15th Annual SWIF Turkey Trot raised close to $15,000 for Autism Speaks. That amount, along with SWIF’s other current fundraiser, the CEO Challenge, puts SWIF’s total contribution to various charities at over $145,000 since 1997.
And on this 15th anniversary of the event, the racers got a special treat: Hampton High School Junior, Brooke Bailey, warmed the hearts of the racers with a beautifully sung National Anthem.
The race’s top finishers included:
Top Male Finisher: Jacob Boyle (27:29)
Top Female Finisher: Tena Pettit, (33:02)
defending her 2014 title 🙂
Top Racer with Dog Finisher: Bill Miller and Zeak. (31:51)
Year after year, SWIF’s Turkey Trot proves to be an enjoyable start to the long holiday weekend as captured in the tons of smiling-faced photos provided by Dave Higginbotham of No Limits Photography.
Click the first photo to start the slideshow.