Race Director: Billie
Sloss, New Orleans Track Club
Benefiting the Spina Bifida of
Greater New Orleans
The 104th Annual Turkey Day Race proved to be historical in more
ways than one. Record numbers turned out for the Thanksgiving Day tradition of
getting in their run before the feast. Temperatures in the 50's, a slight breeze
and not a cloud in the sky brought out 2843 runners for the annual 5 mile and
half mile races.
Pat Gavin of Louisiana Running Company, who helped sponsor the
race, and Sarah Skotty, running for Southern Runner, defended their titles for
the third consecutive year. Pat finished in 25:11 and Sarah finished in 28:16.
Second overall male and female were Matt Manning in 25:41 and Megan Gohres in
30:32. Third overall was Mark Mendrek-Laske in 25:58 and Kate Accardo 31:05. The
top two race walkers were David Bozant and Tank for the men and Anne Marie St.
Clair and Jane Phelps for the women. The overall winners of the half mile were
Richard Kee and Lucy Bernick.
Thanks to our sponsors: Louisiana Running
Company, Kentwood Springs Water, Crescent Crown Distributors, and Abita Brewing
Company. And thanks to our volunteers. So many of you gave your
time and effort to helping make this event a success.
For more race photos visit the
NOTC Facebook page. Complete results will be available within 1-2 weeks of
the race date.
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