Hundreds of Runners Celebrate Thanksgiving at Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot
SAYRE, P.A. (WENY) -- Over 900 people started their Thanksgiving morning by running in the 16th Annual Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot. The race was presented by the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary, and some of the proceeds from the 5K went to the Guthrie Cancer Care Fund.
"When people face a cancer diagnosis, they find financial struggles that come along with it. It directly helps those patients with those funds," said Nichole VanFleet, special event and annual giving officer at Guthrie.
The Cancer Care Fund helps Guthrie patients with things like utilities, transportation, and other bills.
Before the Turkey Trot, kids had an opportunity to run in the Kids Fun Run. Children were able to run among those their age and they received a participation medal afterward.
For the adults in the Turkey Trot, there were prizes for those who were top finishers.
"We have age category winners, and they will all receive gift cards. Anyone that wins first through third in any age category will receive medals," said VanFleet.
VanFleet says the medals will be mailed to those winners that way after the race, runners can get back to their families.
The overall winner of the Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot was 14 year-old Graham Wanck. Wanck ran the 5K in an impressive 17 minutes and 25 seconds. That's a 5:37 mile split time.
To view the rest of the race results, you can find them here.