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4th Annual Chatham Turkey Trot Most Successful Ever


On behalf of The Chatham Turkey Trot ( I am pleased to report that the 4th Annual Chatham Turkey Trot, which was held this past Thanksgiving Day in the Highlands section of Chatham Township, was our most successful race ever. The event attracted 435 runners and raised $14,300, which will benefit the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Diabetes Research Institute.

It was only fitting that Chatham Township Mayor Hagner declared it “Chatham Turkey Trot Day” and for Congressman Frelinghuysen to personally send his regards for a successful race.  The race continues to grow each and every year as the Chatham community comes together to give thanks for all that we have and to raise funds for those dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of others. We remain grateful for the support of the race participants, local businesses and public officials who have made this a hallmark holiday tradition in Chatham.

This year’s winners included:

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  • 5K Men’s Winner – John Hendy – 18:53
  • 5K Women’s Winner - Angelica Burns – 21:41
  • 5K Boy’s Winner – Owen Reddington – 21:41
  • 5K Girl’s Winner – Kayleigh Wolff – 23:22
  • 1 Mile Family Fun Run Boy’s Winner – Tommy Hyland
  • 1 Mile Family Fun Run Girl’s Winner – Mollie Ritter

I want to thank our sponsors, including: Lead Underwriter: Investors Bank; Underwriter: Klas Electrical Contractors; Gold Sponsor: Allstate: John Hawk Agency; Silver Sponsors: Dreyer's Lumber & Hardware, Kitchen Intuitions, KraftMaster Renovations, Shop Rite, Simonfay Landscape Services and The Tee Bag. Video Production: YouHere Productions. Please continue to support these businesses in recognition of their support.

I also want to thank The Chatham Turkey Trot Race Committee, including: Tim Allison, Secretary, Rob Failla, Treasurer, Heather Allison, Vin Caracciolo, Jim Connelly, Mike Cooney, Kerry Failla, Ashim Gulati, Ron Icart, Jen Kulp, Pat Murray, Pete Nejes, Tom Tether and Corrie Thomas.

If you're looking to be a part of a great family holiday tradition, or just want to burn some calories before the big meal, please consider joining us on Thanksgiving Day in 2013. You can learn more, and register today, by visiting our new website

Thank you again for your support. We hope to see you in 2013.

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