21st Annual CEA/Johanna Foods Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving Day | Thursday, November 28, 2013
5K Run - 9:45am | 2 Mile Fitness Walk - 9:15 am
Flemington, New Jersey
The 21st Annual Center for Educational Advancement/Johanna Foods Turkey Trot 5K Run and 2 Mile Fitness Walk took over the streets of Flemington on Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2013 setting a new record for participation. Cold and windy weather didn’t discourage the hearty field of athletic and fun loving group of runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators from making the event a true spectacle.
Like the weather, Race Day registration was brisk. A new record of 4,810 registered runners and about 1,340 (final number being tallied) registered walkers set off for this 21st Annual Thanksgiving Day Classic, a fundraising event for the Center for Educational Advancement. The approximately 6,150 participants represented 31 states and the District of Columbia as well as Canada and Germany.
Unofficial results were delayed after the event due to an equipment malfunction, and were only
available after many of the Turkey Trotters had left to join their family Thanksgiving celebrations at home. Official results can be found at www.compuscore.com after 6:00pm Thanksgiving Day. Official event photos will be available at www.sport-memories.com.
Chris Pannone, 26, from Gardiner, NY was the overall winner of this year’s CEA/Johanna Foods Turkey Trot with a time of 15:04.21. Mr. Pannone also won the event in 2012 and 2009, when he set the current course
record (14:44). First place female finisher was Katrina Spratford, 23, from Califon, NJ with a time of 16:43.93.
Tom Vossen from Norwood, MA was the first place male masters finisher (17:59) and Margaret Demarrais from Sharon, CT took first place in the female masters category (20:33). Top male team was Banana Hammocks with an average time of 16:32, top coed team was the Hunterdon Honey Badgers (16:57), the top female team was Team Greenwald (29:26), the top male masters team was Shannon Daley
Memorial Fund (29:59).
Race Director Michael Skoczek said “I am most grateful to the thousands of runners and walkers who came out today, the dozens of event sponsors and friends who make this event happen, and as a result raise funds so we can continue to educate, empower and employ individuals with special needs. I am also grateful to the residents of Flemington who have embraced this event and come out and cheer the participants, the Flemington BID and the Flemington Borough Council. The event could not be a success without constant support and assistance from Mayor Erica Edwards, who spoke before the event, the Flemington Police Department, the Borough of Flemington Dept. of Public Works, the Flemington-Raritan EMS squad, the Hunterdon County Freeholders and many others. Official event photos are available from Sport-Memories.com. DJs, Michael Aversano and Jason Hayes, from Showoff Productions entertained the Turkey Trotters at the Start/Finish lines and on the course, helping keep a fine running beat for the chilly participants. I also recognize and salute the many volunteers who came out and helped make this day the success it has been. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all….and look for a bigger, better event next year.”
Many thanks to our sponsors:
Title Sponsor - Johanna Foods, Inc.
Finish Line Sponsor - Century Link
Bihler of America
Branchburg Sports Complex
Farmers Insurance of Flemington
Flemington Chiropractic Center, P.C.
ShopRite of Hunterdon
Sports Physical Therapy Institute
Team Capital Bank
Anthony & Sons Bakery
Ardito and Company, Inc.
Bill Healy Designs
Green Birdie Productions
Hunterdon Chamber of Commerce
Kearns Funeral Home
Levinson Axelrod, P.A.
MJA Showoff Productions
Nadine Maleski, LLC
The Parker Agency
Pete's Bike and Fitness
Active Disposal Service, Inc.
Financial Resources Federal Credit Union
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn
Raab Coins, Inc.
Stanton Ridge Golf and Country Club
Turkey Trot proceeds benefit:
The Center for Educational Advancement and Spring Run School
Providing education and transition services for students with special needs, while assisting and guiding adults with special needs into employment – since 1970.
For more information about the event, please use the link below for Turkey Trot FAQ. Click here for a route map.