I’m pleased to report that the 8th Annual Chatham Turkey Trot was our most successful race ever! The event had more than 950 registered runners and raised more than $27,500 benefiting our first responders and diabetes research and education, including the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Diabetes Research Institute, the Chatham Emergency Squad and The Barton Center for Diabetes Education.
The Chatham Turkey Trot continues to offer the Chatham community an opportunity to come 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 our neighbors, race participants, and local businesses, including: Lead Sponsor: Investors Bank, Gold Sponsors: All State - John Hawk, Caldwell Banker - Debbie Woerner, Klas Electric, the Law Offices of Rosemary Stone-Dougherty Esq. LLC, Summit Medical Group Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Silver Sponsors: Dreyer's Lumber and Hardware, Kitchen Intuitions, Kraftmaster Renovations, Top Tier Learning, Starting Line Sports, Bronze Sponsors: Morris Animal Inn, Simonfay Landscaping, The Tee Bag, and Bradley and Sons Funeral Homes. (Learn more at www.thechathamturkeytrot.org/sponsors)
Thanks also goes to the Junior Race Committee: Katie Caracciolo, Matthew and Katherine Failla, Cameron Grant, Andrew and Addison Nejes, Olivia Nevin, Chloe Nieliwocki, Mihika Ramprasad, Will, Mollie and Grace Ritter, and Matt Tether; as well as the "Senior" Race Committee: Vincent Caracciolo, Jim Connelly, Mike Cooney, Rob Failla, Ashim Gulati, Tom Harkins, Ron Icart, Jen Kulp, Pat Murray, Pete Nejes, Heather Quick, Tom and Sharon Tether, Corrie Thomas, and John Vanslyck. This was a team effort and could only have been done with all of their help and support.
Special thanks also goes to the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Department of Publics Works, the Chatham Township Police Department, the Chatham Emergency Squad, as well as our public officials, who have helped to make this a hallmark holiday tradition in Chatham Township.
So, 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 2017. You can learn more, and register, by visiting www.TheChathamTurkeyTrot.org Be sure to ‘Like Us’ on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheChathamTurkeyTrot to keep abreast of the latest developments around next year’s race.
Thank you again for your support. We hope to see you in 2017!
Curt Ritter, President
The Chatham Turkey Trot