An­nual Turkey Trot draws hun­dreds of run­ners


More than 600 peo­ple par­tic­i­pated in the Turkey Trot 10K and 5K races on Satur­day morn­ing.

As is tra­di­tion, many wore col­or­ful turkey hats and other Thanks­giv­ing-re­lated cos­tumes.

The races, or­ga­nized by the Newark Parks and Re­cre­ation Depart­ment, be­gan at Handloff Park and snaked through the neigh­bor­hoods in north­west­ern Newark.

Now in its 46th year, the Turkey Trot is the sec­ond-old­est con­sec­u­tively-run race in the state and raises money to give as­sis­tance to kids who would other­wise be un­able to par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams through Newark Parks and Re­cre­ation Depart­ment.

James Tracy, 28, of Newark, placed first in the 10K. Mered­ith Tulio, 31, of Wilm­ing­ton, was the top fe­male fin­isher.

In the 5K, Nathan Gal­loway, 18, of Elkton, Md., edged out three-time de­fend­ing cham­pion Id­diss Id­driss, 20, of Middletown, by 15 sec­onds. Alyssa Brin­sky, 16, of Middletown, was the top fe­male fin­isher.

Rochelle Durham, of Sal­is­bury, Md., wears Thanks­giv­ingth­emed socks and a hat as she runs the Turkey Trot 10K.


Deb­o­rah Gottschalk, of Newark, wears a turkey hat as she runs the Turkey Trot 10K on Satur­day morn­ing.

Lind­say Pen­ning­ton, of Lan­den­berg, Pa., wears a turkey hat as she runs the Turkey Trot 10K on Satur­day morn­ing.

Emily Harad, of Hockessin, and Jenna Lan­den­berg, Pa., run in the Turkey Trot 10K. Sie­rocin­ski, of

Es­corted by a Newark Po­lice of­fi­cer on mo­tor­cy­cle, James Tracy, of Newark, leads the Turkey Trot 10K. Tracy went on to win with a time of 33:55.

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