Sometimes you just have to be a turkey. Pictured left to right are Bill McClellan #219 and Shane McClellan (#536).
Photo by Mercia Hobson.
Runners and walkers of all shapes and sizes took part in the Turkey Trot 5K race produced by Herndon Parks and Recreation on Saturday, Nov. 18. Parks and Recreation welcomed runners of all ages and presented the race as part of their "Fit Through the Holidays Race Series."
Keeping in the spirit of the season, Parks and Recreation requested a canned food donation with each registration. Food was donated to LINK, the local nonprofit 501(c) (3) charity that provides emergency food to people needing assistance in the surrounding communities.
Parks and Recreation awarded a Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings to the winning male and female runners, Joe Lorusso, 27 of Oak Hill who placed first in the men's division with a time of 17:09 and Chelsea Bierber, 33, who placed first in the women's division with a time of 19:54.
Other top winners in the male division were Zachary Moss, 14, 17:30; Alex Hoak, 26, 17:32; John Asmare, 17, 17:58, and Jason Utgaard, 17, 18:21.
Other top winners in the female division were M. Gibson, 13, 20:57; Julie Hayden, 57, 21:09; Anna McFarlane, 19, 21:39 and Kris Beckert, 35, 21:42.
Race results for other runners can be viewed at herndon-va.gov, see 2017 Race Results.