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Record turnout for 12th Annual Turkey Trot

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016

More than 1,025 runners and walkers raised more than $26,000 for the children and families served by Pathfinder Kids Kampus Thanksgiving morning during the 12th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run and one-mile Turkey Trail family fun walk in Huntington.

Cody White of Fort Wayne, won the overall male competition with a time of 15:36, followed by overall female winner Kirstin Alles of Ligonier with a time of 19:49. Matt Kimbrell of Muncie, placed second overall and Brittany Sloan of Wabash, was the second female to cross the finish line. Complete results can be found at and pictures of the event are available at

Ronald McDonald kicked off the community event at 8 a.m. at the Host Sponsor, McDonald’s of Huntington. From there, runners and walkers made their way through Huntington University, to Parkview Huntington Hospital, past Pathfinder Kids Kampus and returned to McDonald’s. McDonald’s staff provided participants and over 50 volunteers with breakfast after the race and walk. All proceeds from the event benefit the children and families served at Pathfinder Kids Kampus.

McDonald’s awarded overall winners with $100 cash prizes and customized Turkey Trot water bottles and Pathfinder Services 50th Anniversary story books were presented to the first and second place male and female finisher in each five year age group. The event was timed by eRunner Timing and Results.

McDonald’s was the generous host sponsor for the event, while Cardinal Family Medicine was the Main Sponsor and PNC Bank was the lead sponsor. Additional sponsors included Parkview Huntington Hospital, David Culp & Co., Fort Wayne Metals, Novae, PHD, Indiana Physical Therapy and 3 Rivers Running Company. The Huntington County Emergency Management assisted in course safety for the event.

Shown above in the photo is Cody White, the overall winner of the 5K. White finished in a time of 15:36.