160 runners and walkers take part in annual Turkey Trot

13 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine — A sunny, warm November morning helped bring out a record crowd of 160 runners and walkers to the 26th annual Turkey Trot in Caribou on Saturday.

First-year race director Evan Graves said it was a huge surprise to see so many runners.

“I was shocked by the turnout,” said Graves. “This is great for the running community and hopefully this momentum can continue to other races in the area.”

This 5K race is unique to the region; you get a lot of first-time runners according to Graves. You also get folks home for the Thanksgiving holiday and even runners in turkey costumes.

Dan Harrigan was the longtime organizer of this race, but with Graves taking over that duty, he had a chance to run in the event and won his age group earning his first ever “Wooden Turkey.”

The overall winner, for the second straight year, was Spencer McElwain of Caribou in a time of 16:11.7. Gabriel Cyr of Madawaska was the top female finisher. She cruised the course in 19:32.7.

In the walking division Jason Sprague was the winner by four seconds over Ellen Langley.

“It’s my hope that people had a positive experience running the race,” said Graves. “I was hoping for about 100 runners and that would have been great. Seeing 160 kind of scared me,” he said jokingly.

This year’s race, which was sponsored by Cary Medical Center, was held as a fundraiser for the Class of 2014 at Caribou High School.  Other sponsors included Reno’s Restaurant, Sleepers, Paradis Shop n’ Save, S.W Collins Company, Thompson and Hamel, and the woodworking class at the Caribou Regional Technical Center at Caribou High School. Graves also praised the volunteers for helping make the event a success.

Planning for next year’s Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 25 is already under way.

2011 Turkey Trot 5K results

Runners
1. Spencer McElwain    16:11
2. Stefan Ciszewski    17:36
3. Shawn Berry    18:14
4. Lucas Kinney    18:25
5. Ron Lund    18:44
6. Brian Powers    19:26
7. Gabrielle Cyr    19:32
8. Joshua Kovach    20:19
9. Chris Rhines    20:22
10. Eamonn Harrigan    20:55
11. Dan Harrigan    20:56
12. Susan Plissey    20:58
13. Jacob Ricks    20:58
14. Scott Walton    21:14
15. Elizabeth Wright    21:29
16. Robert Losienieski    21:35
17. Randy Johnston    21:43
18. Brent Jepson    21:43
19. Emerson Wright    21:43
20. Darren Pesut    21:50
21. Jon Kelley    21:52
22. Angie Ewings    21:58
23. Doug Bailey    21:59
24. Jared Drake    22:07
25. Kimberly Wright    22:08
26. Sean Barbosa    22:11
27. Nicole Green    22:16
28. Emily Wright    22:28
29. Jamie Clasby    22:31
30. Jordan Powers    22:39
31. Justin Powers    22:43
32. Chris Belyea    22:43
33. Rene Gorneault    22:48
34. Troy Caverhill    23:01
35. Emily Michaud    23:03
36. Adam Murchison    23:05
37. Nate Wall    23:07
38. Enrique Serrano    23:20
39. Stephan Wall    23:23
40. Abby Condon    23:43
41. Julie French    23:51
42. Stephen Lauritsen    23:57
43. Ricky Michaud    23:58
44. Rene Dube    23:59
45. Hannah Cunningham    24:12
46. Lee Byram    24:14
47. Tom Turkey    24:23
48. MacKenzie Belyea    24:28
49. Tyler Strid    24:34
50. Jason Ennis    24:36
51. Ashley Richards    24:41
52. Ashley Simon    24:43
53. Keegan Ennis    24:48
54. Robert Poisl    24:48
55. Nate Berry    25:05
56. Robyn Larrabee    25:14
57. Vicky Murchison    25:17
58. Brian Griffin    25:19
59. Brent Bailey    25:22
60. Craig Schiff    25:27
61. Denise Condon    25:34
62. Don Zillman    25:57
63. Kevin McKinney    26:00
64. Connie McLellan    26:09
65. Tess Collins    26:14
66. Sam Collins    26:25
67. Sam Gray    26:32
68. Sarah Ellsworth    26:33
69. Melissa Maurais    26:42
70. Carl Tompkins    26:43
71. Matt McHatten    26:51
72. Lucien Caverhill    26:54
73. Dean Walker    26:54
74. Amy Deprey    27:06
75. David Hall    27:14
76. Parker Deprey    27:14
77. Melissa McKinney    27:17
80. Chala Serrano    27:42
81. Kyle Washington    27:42
82. Stephanie Caverhill    27:43
83. Nerissa Larrabee    27:58
84. Janice Wright    27:59
85. Jason Bartley    27:59
86. Gannon Therrien    28:00
87. Kate Knowles    28:06
88. Katie Keaton    28:12
89. Kjetil Rossignol    28:13
90. Ralph Knowles    28:35
91. Caleb Hunter    28:43
93. Kim Berry    29:02
94. Heidi Bartley    29:03
95. David Hunter    29:03
96. Emma Belyea    29:04
97. Emily Collins    29:04
98. Gregg Collins    29:06
99. Chelsea Haney    29:11
101. Jennie Galletta    29:25
102. Bruce Alexander    29:27
103. Jonah Alexander    29:34
104. Martin Puckett    29:35
105. Trisha House    29:35
106. Hannah Chalou    29:40
107. Channa Stacey    29:52
108. Lisa Brewer    29:54
109. Max Bartley    29:56
110. Teresa Griffin    30:00
111. Laurie Jones    30:20
112. Reegan Brown    30:28
113. Peter Bogannam    30:28
117. Marianna Mendible    30:55
118. Alyson Saucier    30:55
121. Kearston Clasby    31:10
122. Victoria Plourde    31:52
123. April Belyea    31:56
124. Josette Hunter    31:57
125. Kevin Strid    32:45
126. Linda Chabier    33:33
127. Cade Ennis    34:34
128. Renee Chalou-Ennis    34:34
129. Kellie Moody    34:40
130. Crystal Levesque    34:40
131. Jo-Ellen Kelley    35:52
132. Valerie O’Neal    35:53
133. Natasha McCrum    36:10
134. Stevi McCrum    36:11
135. Kylie Plourde    36:51
136. Veronica Plourde    37:09
137. Jackie Vincent    37:33
138. Mike Saucier    37:34
139. Andres Fleury    37:36
140. Sandra Straubel    37:53
141. Stacy Frost    38:02
142. Bobbie McCrum    38:02

Walkers
1. Jason Sprague    39:08
2. Ellen Langley    39:12
3. Meg Lauritsen    39:44
4. Linda Kelly    40:17
5. Lise Collins    40:18
6. Dave Belyea    40:19
7. Betty Deprey    44:28
8. Helena Ford    45:19
9. Bobbie Chasse    45:20
10. Andrea Chasse    45:20
11. Kate Finnemore    46:15
12. Kathy Finnemore    46:15
13. Laura Haney    49:02
14. Rebecca Langley    49:03
15. Loretta Harmon    49:03
16. Bethany Zell    49:12
17. Kate Quin-Easter    55:56