Thanksgiving Day run well attended

| November 30, 2015

COSHOCTON – One hundred and eight-seven participants came out to Lake Park early on Thanksgiving Day morning to run, walk or jog away the calories that they might put on later in the day. Event organizers Kelly Treat and Dustin Haywood were enthusiastic about this year’s response. “It has blown up this year,” said Treat. “We planned last year in about three weeks and had 62 participants.”

Haywood said, “I think there are a lot of people in town that maybe don’t live here but they’re visiting family and they are runners and they just wanted to come out and support a race. They’re here, so why not.”

Treat said, “We also have a lot of local runners that don’t want to go out of town so they’re thankful that they have their own Turkey Trot to attend.”

Treat said, “The monies raised from the run will go to causes supported by the young adults or adult ministry program at New Life. Through that program we do all types of things, we help with different projects throughout the year, at certain times we give to our food pantry, we do certain outreaches, it’s wherever the needs are as the year goes on.”

The event was hosted by the young adults group at New Life Ministries and sponsored by Dean’s Jewelry.

“They’ve been great and they even brought 10 people to participate in the race. We’re glad to have their support,” said Haywood.

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