by Dave Warner

The clouds were moving out and the skies were clearing, but it wasn’t enough to warm runners in the First Annual Little Falls Turkey Trot hosted by the Rock City Runners.

The temperature at race time was 4 degrees, but the wind was a factor, making it feel like minus ten. Despite those conditions, more than fifty runners headed out after a 1-2-3 count.

The idea for the race came from Trang Camardello, who then asked Rob Richard to direct the event. “We got some volunteers together to plan things out and we came up with this 5K course,” said Richard.

It was a challenging course, going up the hill to Moreland Park and then back down to the Main Street area. Richard said “I wanted to make it a challenging course. I like to have runners climb. I’m just so glad that on a cold day, we had the turnout that we did.”

Van Meter & Van Meter LLC donated money to purchase the t-shirts given out to runners who registered for the event. “All the money that we would have spent on t-shirts goes directly to the charity instead,” Richard stated.

An official count showed that nearly $1,300 had been collected from the runners. Those proceeds will go to theĀ Little Falls Community Outreach center.

“They do great work and we’re happy to be able to help them,” said Richard.

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