This is now added to our list of Holiday (Thanksgiving – Christmas) Traditions. This is the second year that the ever Amazing Heather and Tom Mathews have put on our local turkey trot. Last year, I volunteered to help (due to running injury) and got to cheer on the 200+ runner and walkers.
This year Owen was a trotter (jogger) and Becky and I were walkers. The runners started at 9am lead by a quick group of skinny high school cross country runners. The trotters started 5 minutes later leading the pack was Owen (his second 5K of our marriage).
Owen is running so fast – my silly small camera I haven’t figured out how to work it well, Owen’s I-phone takes much better pictures than my small one.
Becky and I started out 5 minutes later. All the kids 10 and under were given a wobble gobble punch card and along the route they had volunteers punching their card 7 times. When they finished they got the prize bag. It was a HUGE motivator for Becky. She was quite the sport.
Best part of the race – Becky still held my hand for most of the race as we walked. She is amazing and I sure loved spending time with her.
We were able to cross paths with Owen once as he finished the last 1/4 of a mile and we had a mile to go!
Lots of fun, no rain and 700+ participants. Can’t wait til next year – Thanks Heather and Tom for a wonderful time.