A record number of athletes (about 1200) gathered on East Ridge Road in Ridgefield at 8:30 am on a sunny and seasonably warm Thanksgiving morning to participate in the 40th Annual Turkey Trot, a popular event that benefits Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club.
It was good to be back! After a year where runners participated virtually due to COVID-19, today was a day filled with much gratitude for health, community, friends and family.
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Thank you to 9th grade Club member Ashley Collins, who kicked off the Thanksgiving run by singing the National Anthem and to the many Turkey Trot sponsors including the event's Title Sponsor Fairfield County Bank, Lead Sponsor The Orthodontic Office of Dr. Blaine Langberg, Champion Sponsors, Karla Murtaugh, Collins and Hannifan, and Pure Clean of Ridgefield and Wilton. To view the additional sponsors, click here.
Smiles, camaraderie, and Thanksgiving warmed the hearts of runners and supporters!
“What an amazing Thanksgiving morning - thank you all so much for participating in the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield's 40th Annual Turkey Trot & 20th Annual Kids Fun Run! As promised, Tom the Turkey brought perfect running weather and we had an awesome turnout with 1,200 Turkey Trotters and 180 Kids Fun Runners,” Mike Flynn, Executive Director and Kristen Goncalves, Associate Executive Director.
The first to cross the finish line was 18 year old Charles Namiot of Ridgefield who finished at 16:06.
Joe Qualey of Brooklyn was third at 17:45
Scarsdale resident Peter Brady was second to cross the finish line at 16:41.
The first female to cross the finish line was Sophie Long, age 26 of Boston.
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The fun continued beyond the finish line. Tazza and Steve’s Bagels were buzzing with adrenaline high locals who gathered with family and friends for post-race camaraderie.
The Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield has been serving kids since 1936. Race proceeds help to serve over 3,000 kids each year.
Thank you to The Boys & Girls Club for organizing this beloved community event. What a great way to begin Thanksgiving!
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