Turkey Trot draws 180 to support PACA and fitness

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Turkey Trot at greenway

~ PVN staff report

LURAY, Nov. 19 — Just prior to stuffing the turkey, Page Alliance for Community Action spearheaded its annual Turkey Trot on a chilly Saturday morning along the Hawksbill Greenway. The event saw 140 competitors complete the 5K, while 40 completed the 1K.

Jonathan Cubbage crossed the finish line first among males competing in the 5k with a time of 18:51; while Summer Kite finished first among females with a time of 22:25.

Landon Horn won the 1K.  

Running clubs from Springfield Elementary School and Luray Elementary School participated in the annual November event focused on fighting childhood obesity, along with a group from Bethlehem Church. Princesses from James Madison University’s “A Moment of Magic” visited with kids on the greenway, and Boost Mobile provided water to participants. 

Elementary and middle school-aged youth ran for free thanks to a grant from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth. Other participants paid fees of $20 in advance and $25 on race day for the 5K, and $5/$10 for the 1K.

PACA provides the annual event to promote healthy living, as well as a time that parents and their children can do something outdoors together.

“We saw many of the kids running with their parents,” PACA program director Megan Gordon said following the event.

PACA partnered with Page County Public Schools to coordinate the event, along with financial sponsors Valley Eye Clinic, Valley Health, Blue Ridge Bank and K3 Kares.

Winners in each age group received a pumpkin pie for first place, a pumpkin loaf for second place, and a pumpkin muffin for third.

For more information about Page Alliance for Community Action,

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For more PHOTOS from the 2022 Turkey Trot held on Nov. 19, see our PHOTO GALLERY.

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