Running of the Turkey's

Sunday, November 28, 2010

As I have started running again after a 15 year break, I have set a goal of racing as often as I can. However, during the winter, races become few and far between. Needless to say I have been looking forward to Thanksgiving as there are many communities that have Thanksgiving day races. I had my choice between Albany and Corvallis, until I became aware of the first annual "Running of the Turkey's" here in Monmouth.

All I can say is this race was awesome, and I had a terrific performance, taking first in my age division with a 5k (3.1 miles) time of 22:24, dropping nearly a minute off of my previous 5k time and setting a course record. Even though I had a personal best I was a little disappointed that the competition was a little light, I hope next year the turn out will be better.Let me know if anyone is interested. -SG

PS - I also took last place, so you do the math.