SPRINGFIELD, Mo. The largest 5K run in Springfield, the 25th Annual Turkey Trot challenges people to come out the morning of Thanksgiving Day, brave the cold temps and the rain, and run for a good cause.
The proceeds from the annual 5K goes towards the Developmental Center of the Ozarks and the Springfield-Green County Park Board Youth recreation Scholarship Fund. Participants were also encouraged to bring a canned good in support of the Ozarks Food Harvest.
This year over 5,000 people ran alongside co-workers, friends, family, and pets.
Overall race winners were:
Best Overall Female: Rebecca Senn, age 28, at 19:37
Best Overall Male: Jarod Ozee age 20, at 15:46
Best Masters (over 40) Female: Rosie Laughlin, 54, at 21:31
Best Masters (over 40) Male: Toby Dogwiler, age 45, at 18:09
Race results, including age division winners, are posted at ParkBoard.org/TurkeyTrot/
Medals will be mailed to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place age division winners. Age divisions are 9 and under, then staggered in five-year increments up to 85 and older.