Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Record turnout for Kids Kampus Turkey Trot

Posted: Friday, December 4, 2015

More than 1,025 runners and walkers raised nearly $24,000 for the children and families served at Pathfinder Kids Kampus Thanksgiving morning during the 11th 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 15:47, followed by overall female winner Kirstin Alles of Ligonier, with a time of 19:14. Elias Rojas of Syracuse, placed second overall and Erica Cordes of Wabash, was the second female to cross the finish line. Complete results can be found at www.kidskampus.org and pictures of the event are available at www.facebook.com/PathfinderKidsKampusTurkeyTrot5K.

Ronald McDonald kicked off the community event at 8 a.m. at the Host Sponsor, McDonald’s of Huntington. From there, runners 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 100 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 presented customized Turkey Trot water bottles to the 1st and 2nd place male and female finisher in each 5 year age group. The event was timed by eRunner Timing and Results.

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., PHD, Indiana Physical Therapy, and 3 Rivers Running Company. The Huntington County Disaster Team and Huntington County Emergency Management assisted in course safety for the event.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus offers Early Head Start programming for children up to three and expectant mothers, along with child care for children from six weeks to age 12 and preschool. Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a Level 3 Paths to QUALITY Provider and is the only licensed child care center in Huntington County. Pathfinder Kids Kampus can be found on the web at www.kidskampus.org  Call (260) 356-0123 for details.