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10th Annual Turkey Trot a huge success

Posted: Friday, December 5, 2014

More than 850 runners and walkers raised nearly $20,000 for the children served at Pathfinder Kids Kampus Thanksgiving morning during the 10th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run and one-mile Turkey Trail family fun walk in Huntington.

Matthew Kimbrell of Muncie, won the overall male competition with a time of 15:43, followed by overall female winner Kirstin Hegelein of Ligonier, with a time of 19:11. Cody White of Fort Wayne placed second overall and Charles Mettler of Huntington, placed third. Complete results can be found at

Ronald McDonald kicked off the race at 8 a.m. at the host sponsor, McDonald’s of Huntington. From there, runners trotted through Huntington University, to Parkview Huntington Hospital, past Pathfinder Kids Kampus and returned to McDonald’s. Bottled water donated by Quality Inn of Huntington greeted participants when they finished.

McDonald’s awarded overall winners with $100 cash prizes and $50 prizes to divisional winners. Medals, provided by Trophy Center Plus and Ad Design, were awarded to top finishers in each age group. The event was timed by eRunner Timing and Results.

McDonald’s staff also provided participants and over 100 volunteers with breakfast after the race and walk. All proceeds from the event benefit the children served at Pathfinder Kids Kampus.

McDonald’s was the generous host sponsor for the event and PNC Bank was the lead sponsor. Additional sponsors included Parkview Huntington Hospital, David Culp & Co., Mettler Agency, Inc., Weaver Popcorn, 3 Rivers Running Co., 105.9 The Bash and Indiana Physical Therapy. The Huntington County Disaster Team and Huntington County Emergency Management assisted in course safety for the event.