For a dozen years, runners have turned up early on Thanksgiving morning on Bigelow Avenue in East Watertown for the Donohue’s Bar & Grill Turkey Trot. This year nearly 1,000 runners turned out, along with family and friends to cheer them on.
Most people come dressed to run, while some come with turkey headgear, or even dressed up as a turkey. Others bring their young kids in strollers or their dogs on a leash.
The proceeds from the event go to the Watertown Boys and Girls Club, and Donohue’s owner John Donohue said he expected to raise about $10,000.
After the start of the 5K race the kids’ Turkey Trot took place. The young children run around a long block near Donohue’s.
The winner of the Turkey Trot was Alex Eld, who ran the 5K in 17 minutes 6 seconds. Sam Fogel got second with a time of 17:35 and Jason Dunklee finished third with a time of 18:02.
The top female runner was Hayley Sutter, who ran the race in 19:17. She finished in 9th overall. In second was Emily Koufos at 20:21 and Kim Mendell got third with a time of 20:42.
See the entire results list by clicking here: http://my3.raceresult.com/86549/
Racers and fans could enjoy a free breakfast served up at Donohue’s, and have a drink. Organizers also held raffles for items such as pies six-packs of beer and bottles of wine.