The annual Turkey Trot and Harvest Competition placed on by town of St. George on Saturday introduced in some 500 contributors and picked up about 2,000 kilos of donated meals.
Runners paid a $5 price and have been requested to convey 5 cans of meals to donate to the Utah Meals Financial institution as a way to take part within the race, a favourite amongst St. George-area locals for years. Individuals of all ages confirmed up, together with loads of households who joined the race as a part of a Thanksgiving household custom.
Canines additionally ran with their house owners and younger youngsters inspired by members of the family made the trek. The Harvest Competition had raffle prizes turkey giveaways in addition to a pie-eating contest the place the winner went dwelling with a turkey.
“I simply love the neighborhood involvement it simply brings everybody out,” stated Rebecca Densley, a race organizer with town of St. George. “All of the totally different folks from in every single place. It is very native as a result of it’s a neighborhood race and so we see all of the native folks come collectively and it is simply neat if you see everybody carry one another up and constructing our nice neighborhood and making it stronger.”
The turkeys have been donated by each Albertsons and Lin’s whereas the pies have been from Costco. A number of native companies, together with Nothing Bundt Muffins, Pure Grocers, Dixie Direct, and a neighborhood creamery donated raffle prizes to the occasion.
“This can be a time for household. This can be a pleasure for our household, and we attempt to come and spend time collectively,” stated Salvador Garcia, three-year reigning pie-eating contest champion.
Subsequent yr’s Turkey Trot will solely require meals donations on an “as you’ll be able to” foundation to permit extra folks to take part, Densley stated.
To be taught extra about upcoming occasions from town of St. George Races go to http://www.sgcity.org/sgrraces.
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