Turkey Trot breaks attendance record

James Wilson
Sports Editor

The Turkey Trot, the annual run/walk in Quincy that takes place the morning of Thanksgiving, broke its attendance record this year with 130 people showing up to shed a few pounds before feasting with their families. Last year’s event included a few more than 100 participants.

The run/walk took place the morning of Nov. 28 this year, and started at Feather River College. Participants ran or walked 5 kilometers along a course that followed the bike path to the airport road and back again.

The event was a fundraiser for the Plumas County nonprofit organization Tru Community. Money raised during the event will go to Plumas County families with members suffering from serious medical conditions.

Michelle Palmer, from San Francisco, placed first overall at this year’s Turkey Trot. Palmer ran through the finish line more than two minutes before anyone else with a time of 18 minutes, 13 seconds.

Ty Morrison placed second overall and first in the 14 – 18 age category with a time of 20:46. Marissa Lerch was right on Morrison’s tail, coming in just one second after Morrison.

Running enthusiasts Steve Ward and Stephanie Leaf placed first and second in the 61 and older category. Ward finished the course in 26:22 and Leaf came in at 30:10.

Kylie Anderson was the fastest runner in the 13 and under category, rushing in at 30:22. Alana Nelson took the gold in the 19 – 29 age category with a 21:31 time. Diego Rodzoz ran in at 22:56 to win the 40 – 60 age category.

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