Record Numbers Turn Out for 2019 Donohue’s Turkey Trot

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Charlie Breitrose

Runners of all shapes, sizes and breeds took part in the 2019 Donohue's Turkey Trot.

Runners of all shapes, sizes and breeds took part in the 2019 Donohue’s Turkey Trot.

Despite the rainy weather on Thanksgiving morning, the 2019 Donohue’s Turkey Trot drew a record number of runners and walkers for the annual 5K run and walk.

Donohue’s owner John Donohue announced that the number of participants eclipsed the 1,000 mark, more participants than any of the previous 13 editions.

Turkey Trot participants withstood rainy and chilly weather in 2019.

Many runners huddled inside Donohue’s Bar & Grill before the race to escape the wet, chilly conditions. Before the race began, Donohue reminded participants that it could be much worse.

“It feels like Hawaii compared to last year,” Donohue said, referring to the sub-freezing, windy weather which runners braved a year ago

Some runners dressed up for the occasion at the Turkey Trot.

Jared Forman won the 2019 Donohue’s Turkey Trot in a time of 16:42. In second place was James Garbier, who ran the course in 16:59, and Bruno Piazzarolo finished in 17:31 for third place.

The fastest female runner was Hayley Sutter, who finished in 18:46. The second fastest woman was Jessica Donnarumma, who just beat out Emily Koufos. Both recorded times of 19:56.

Donohue’s held a much shorter race for the youngest children.

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After the race, runners, walkers and fans enjoyed a free breakfast and drinks inside Donohue’s.

Money raised by the race will go to the Watertown Boys & Girls Club.

The walkers brought up the rear in the Turkey Trot.
A runner donned a turkey hat for the annual Thanksgiving race.
Runners head off on the 5K that stretched from Coolidge square to near Watertown Square.
The runners head off around the block for the kids race at the Donohue’s Turkey Trot.

One thought on “Record Numbers Turn Out for 2019 Donohue’s Turkey Trot

  1. Good for you JD, keep it going!
    You have brought fun and cheer to the
    runners and raised a lot of money for
    the Watertown Boys and Girls Club.
    Great example for the corporate community
    to follow!
    It has become a nice Watertown Tradition!
    Proud of you!!

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