With the sun slowly rising on a chilly, 43 degree, beautiful Thanksgiving morning, over 300 runners, walkers, and their fans gathered at The Lake House for the annual (just over a) 5K Turkey Trot. This was truly a fun and family friendly event. Wearing their specially designed race day tee shirts children, adults, and dogs on leashes lined up together at the start area, which was organized by categories: Runners, Run/Walk (not sure, why not both) and Walkers (families, pets, maybe mimosas).
At exactly 8:00 am, Nic blew the horn and the runners sprinted off. The course took a left onto Seabrook Island Road, left on The Haul Over, left on Cat Tail Pond, left on Seabrook Island Road, and then left back to the Lake House for a total distance of 5K plus approximately 4/10 of a mile. Crossing the finish line, each runner was greeted with enthusiastic kudos by onlookers, including a life sized turkey.
Congratulations to each of the runners, walkers, and dogs who participated in the Turkey Trot! The first male to cross the finish line was Evan Brown and the first female to cross was Karenna Keane.
Special thanks to Nic Porter, Jamie Mixon, the Lake House staff, and the volunteers for organizing and managing this terrific event and for all the spectators who cheered on the runners. A great way to start off Thanksgiving celebrations!
Families and friends gathering for the start of the race!
The race begins. On your mark, get set, GO!
Here come the winners!
Approaching the finish line!
And thanks to The Lake House staff and volunteers!