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.