Record Turnout for Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot
November 28th, 2008 by WY Daily Staff
Over 750 people huddled together in downtown Williamsburg on a chilly Thanksgiving morning for the Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot 5K.
The run raised thousands of dollars for the Williamsburg area Meals on Wheels from a field nearly double last year’s gathering.
The running route started in Merchants Square, continued through the campus of The College of William & Mary and finished with the aroma of thousands of croissants baking in front of the Blue Talon on Prince George Street.
Blue Talon Chef/Owner David Everett joined volunteers handing out “illy” coffee, croissants, bagels and fruit to finishers and awarded raffle prizes ranging from champagne and sausages to gift certificates from local merchants.
“We are blown away,” said Everett.
“This crowd was so great – we had over 150 people show up to register just this morning. I saw young kids running with their parents, folks running with their dogs, running with strollers – it was incredible. Everybody seemed to have a great time, and what a great thing for Meals on Wheels and the city of Williamsburg.”
Race participants ranged in ages from 1 to 82 – and hailed from a total of 13 different states. A list of the top finishers is below. For a complete list of winners, go to www.kalerunning.com .
1st – Mark Tompeins – Wmbg
2nd – Greg Dawson – Wmbg
3rd – Kurtis Steck – Wmbg
1st – Elizabeth Ransom – Toano
2nd – Denise Hall – Hampton
3rd – Louise Wood – Williamsburg