Local Turkey Trot Raises Funds for Charity

Nov 27, 2015

Turkey trotters at the start line.
Credit Liam Andersen

  The annual Turkey Trot: Gobble, Gobble, Run & Wobble for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital has been a tradition for Unalaska. Organized by the Parks, Culture and Recreation, rain, hail, or shine, this fun 5K run has seen many runner, trotters, and walkers. Unlike other runs, the winner is not the first ones to cross the finish line, but those who raised the most donations for St Jude Children’s. 1st place for fundraising went to: Cheyenne Campbell and Bernadette Namasivayam who received a Turkey. 2nd place went to Jacey Morris who won Candied yams ingredients and 3rd place was a tie between Jamie Stippel and Holly Holman and they won a pumpkin pie. A total of 12 participants from grade schoolers to adults took part in the run that chilly Tuesday evening of Nov 24. The event raised a total of $815.00.