November 17, 2012
Our event was Saturday, right smack in the middle of that big fat rain storm - it still turned out great. The highlight of the event was a celebrity turkey - Mike Manshardt made a turkey costume, which he paraded around in the entire time.
Even though it was a windy, rainy day, we had over 600 registered and over 350 who actually participated. The top male runner was Luis Zuniga and the top female runner was Leanne Jarvis. The award for the biggest team went to team "Turkey Trouble"
Special Thanks to the Early Risers Kiwanis of Yuba City who cooked a wonderful hot breakfast, in the rain, to Fleet Feet & Corner Bike Shop, Grocery Outlet and Cost Vida, for donating wonderful raffle prizes and to Sutter Medical Foundation, Colusa Casino and many others for their generous sponsorships. Thanks, also to the 60+ volunteers who helped to make this annual event a success. And, SPECIAL thanks to our celebrity guest, Mr. Turkey, who braved the wind and rain to start the race.
Timed results are posted on the Underthesunevents.com website.
By age group:
Hands of Hope
Resources for Homeless Families
TURKEY TROT - 2011
Saturday, November 19th, near 700 runners and walkers, from infants to tough folks in their 70’s, including an interesting assortment of those furry and 4-legged, braved the cold clear morning to conquer the 3.1 mile Turkey Trot course. The event, held at River Valley High School, raised nearly $5,000 for Hands of Hope. Equally important, the Turkey Trot continued a reputation of being a fun time for all, reinforcing community awareness of the wonderful services that Hands of Hope provides to our area’s homeless.
A complete hot breakfast was served by the Yuba City Early Riser’s Kiwanis, including yogurt provided by Chobani. Nearly a hundred volunteers donated time to make the event a success, including our timer, Rick Browning, Coach Paul Odegard, tunes and sound system by Wes Peterson and numerous others who helped with planning, managing registration, directing traffic and runners and those who helped at the finish line.
The coveted Turkey Trot Award for the event’s largest team this year went to
team “Dunder Mifflin, Yuba Sutter Branch”, who recruited nearly 80 members!
The top female runner was Kobi Tobin and the top male runner was Juan Fernandez
The results of the top three winners in each age group are:
1st – HaleighStoddard(23:04) Solomon Thurman (24:11) 2nd – Emily Trinka (32:25)Cole Norton (27:22) 3rd - Carly Booth (32:48)Zach Sims (27:36) Holly Mcallister (21:41)Jacob Clayton (17:25) Morgan Meyers (22:50)Andres Quijas (17:53) Morgan McIntyre (25:44)Singhruch Anuer (17:55) Kobi Tobin (19:55)Juan Fernandez (16:41) Angela Tardiff (23:08)Cristobal Pinedo (19:37) Eliza Arellano (24:13)Lake Lavin (19:42) Kristin McCarty (24:21)Samuel Helfrid (18:31) Sherry Levio (24:44)Thaddeus Speed (18:39) April Abano (25:42)Scott Whitaker (19:01) Katja Krehel (24:21)Hector Negrete (20:17) Diane Chandler (24:55)Scott Bauden (21:05) Dawn Flinn (25:04)Steve Alpha (22:39) Carol Kent (22:34)Marco Silva (20:16) Jeanie Bigley (24:15)Scott Jarvis (21:17) Jackie Nielsen (24:17)David Bradley (21:40) Chris Conde (29:14)Mike Buzbee (19:54) Diane Scott (29:39)Jim Picard (20:33) Donna Yee (33:32)Johnny Rodriguez (21:17)
We extend a HUGE thank you to this year’s sponsors:
Early Risers Kiwanis of Marysville-Yuba City
von Geldern Engineering
Yuba City Teacher’s Association
Poms Away! Orchards
Vic& Carol Minetti
J & I Arostegui
Turkey Trot Planning Committee
Yuba City Racquet Club
Thanks you to all who participated!!
The 2012 Turkey Trot will be held Saturday, November 17th and with chip timing and other improvements.