SPOTTED: Bethlehem Turkey Trot. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019
DELMAR – If the Mayflower landed here, running a 5K would be a tradition.
As it is, the Our Towne Bethlehem Turkey Trot has become an annual tradition since it was first ran across town a decade ago. And the relatively warm Thanksgiving morning lent for a favorable day for running on Thursday, Nov. 28.
Noah Bell, who runs for the University of Vermont, led a field of approximately 200 runners with a winning time of 16:38. Emily Thompson, visiting family from Rochester, led all women with a time of 19:41.02.
The field of runners was larger than last years due in part to the weather. Last year’s sub-freezing temperatures deterred some participants. Thursday’s weather reached a high of 42 degrees. Wind advisories, however, added a seasonal chill to the air. Nonetheless, runners donned turkey costumes, t-shirts, shorts and various football jerseys.
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Michael Hallisey is managing editor of Spotlight Newspapers.