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:
18 & Under Andrew Edwards and Serena Pollard
30 Under Zach Hoch
60 Under Cat Carlson
Over 60 Ken Edwards and Ellen Parker
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.