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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News

Posted on: November 22, 2018

24th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk draws 7,598

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Springfield, MO — The 24th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk drew 7,598 registered participants to downtown Springfield for the community's Thanksgiving tradition.

The annual event is Springfield’s largest timed 5K race and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, with proceeds benefiting Developmental Center of the Ozarks and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund. The event also serves as one of the largest one-day food drives of the year for Ozarks Food Harvest.

Overall race winners were:

Best Overall Male: Quinlan Moll, age 22, at 15:15.

Best Overall Female: Claire McCune, age 20, at 17:47.

Best Masters (over 40) Male: Mike Feldt, age 49, at 18:15.

Best Masters (over 40) Female: Amy Pinegar, 43, at 19:35.

Race results, including age division winners, are posted at ParkBoard.org/TurkeyTrot. Race numbers are not yet official.

Following a 48-hour dispute period, medals will be mailed to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place age division winners. Age divisions are 9 and under, then staggered in five-year increments up to 89 and older.

Photos from the event are posted at https://www.facebook.com/TurkeyTrotSGF/

The largest Turkey Trot 5K took in place in 2012, with 9,007 participants.

For more Turkey Trot information, visit ParkBoard.org/TurkeyTrot or call the Park Board office at 417-864-1049.

For media inquiries only, call or text Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510 (mobile).

Happy Thanksgiving!

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