Runners attend annual Turkey Trot

Runners from West Shore gathered Claude Edge Front Street Park to attend the annual Turkey Trot, a 5k held by Running Zone on Thanksgiving Day each year.

“This year’s Turkey Trot was really fun since a lot of our cross-country team came out and ran,” Karina Garridolee (10) said. 

Runners who ran the 5k in under 28 minutes received a special treat for their efforts. 

“My favorite part is winning pumpkin pie,” Garridolee said. “It doesn’t taste that good, but it feels good to get it.”

This is one of the many races the cross-country runners can compete in after the high-school season has ended. 

“Its been really nice running on my own after the season,” Kayla Hannah (10) said. I do like running for the school more because it forces you to have a routine.” 

The race was held in the morning with temperatures around 63 degrees and the route was on the road. 

“Courses on concrete have a huge impact on my time,” Hannah said. “I always run faster on concrete compared to grass. Racing with cool weather always helps too.”

The next main Running Zone race will be the Jingle Bell 2 miler in Satellite on Dec. 21. 

Roar staff report