Published On: Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

America’s Only Two-State Turkey Trot Hit the Road in Lambertville, New Hope Thursday

The winner! (Photo:

Winner Alex Izewski (Photo: Green Birdie Productions)

(Updated 11:30 a.m., Nov. 24)

Top finishers:
1) Alex Izewski 15:06
2) Shawn McElhaugh 16:37
3) Adam Vicente 17:56

Top Women:
1) Nicole Curran 19:51
2) Kaitlynn Zolnay 20:00
3) Kristen Heath 20:02

An estimated 500-plus runners and walkers lined up at the Inn at Lambertville Station parking lot on a cool, clear Thanksgiving morning to participate in what is likely the nation’s only dual-state turkey trot.

The “Thanksgiving Two Town Turkey Trot” was organized by the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce & Vistors Bureau, which had a much shorter dual-state “fun run” last year.

Huge crowd at starting line. (Photo: Steve Chernoski)

Huge crowd at starting line. (Photo: Steve Chernoski)

Delaware River Towns Executive Director David Morgan noted that the group learned from the fun run last year, and upgraded the event to a full-fledged 5K race this year.

“We look forward to making this a holiday tradition,” he said.

The race began at 8 a.m., and proceeds are going to Delaware River Towns and Fisherman’s Mark. Runners were encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for donation to Fisherman’s Mark food pantry. The start and finish lines were on Bridge Street in Lambertville.g:

In other Thanksgiving news, New Hope-Solebury and South Hunterdon Regional high schools were scheduled to face off in their annual Thanksgiving Day football game, located at South Hunterdon this year.

 

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About the Author

- Steve Chernoski is a writer, film director and teacher who lives in Lambertville. Here's his website: http://stevechernoski.com.

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