4th Annual Turkey Trot

by Jane Ahrens

Fishers Island Community Center’s 4th Annual Turkey Trot included 105 runners and walkers on Thursday, November 27, 2014. 

After registering at 8:15 (33 pre-registered) they were off to the one or three mile course at 9:00. First back to the finish line in front of the Community Center was Zach Hoch, followed closely by Will Strothe.

Click on any photo so see a larger version or view as a slideshow.Identified winners below:

1 Mile

18 & Under    Andrew Edwards and Serena Pollard

30 Under        Zach Hoch

60 Under        Cat Carlson

Over 60           Ken Edwards and Ellen Parker

3 Mile

18 & Under     Dexter Benkard
30 & Under    Win Hotchkiss and Mackie Siebens
40 & Under    Rob Dunn
60 & Under    Andrew Benkard and Jenny Coleman
Over 60           Karen Rogers

Turkey Trot long sleeved t-shirts available at the FICC
2013 shirts 1/2 price $10.00, small & medium only left
2014 shirts $20.00, small & medium only left

Turkey Trot registration fees and t-shirt sales benefit the Fishers Island Community Center’s programs and operations.


In addition to the Fishers Island community of family and friends (and a couple dogs), the island’s Thanksgiving race had two special runners this year.

We were pleased to meet Karen Rogers and Kate Powers, two members of the Run 169 Towns Society, who traveled by ferry from Clinton and Wethersfield to run in the Turkey Trot.

In an August 2014 Associated Press piece by Pat Eaton-Robb it explains, “Karen Rogers has run a road race in every one of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns, an accomplishment that has given her the title “Queen of the Debticonns. Debticonn – short for Do Every Blessed Town in Connecticut – is a label used by members of the Run 169 Towns Society, a group of recreational runners of all skill levels who travel the state entering road races.”

At a recent meeting of the Run 169 Towns Society a member pointed out that there is one more town with a Connecticut zip code – that of course is Fishers – so the ladies came over to run in a 169 + 1 race.

Featured Photo

USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay . Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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