MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over 1800 runners attended the 13th Annual Morris Township Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 28. The run raises money for the Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP) and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County (LVMC) 

“Everyone comes to the Food Pantry,” said Carolyn Lake, Executive Director for the Interfaith Food Pantry. “Your neighbors, people who have been let go from their jobs, and elderly individuals who survive on small fixed incomes, attend the Food Pantry."

The USATF-certified 5k, 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run and Kids’ Trot  has become a Thanksgiving tradition for people of all ages.

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At the starting line, Morris Township Mayor Jeff Grayzel wished all the runners a Happy Thanksgiving.

"Thanks for coming out", said Mayor Grayzel. "May the wind be at your back today".

Karl O'Reilly of Morristown and Ira Daly of Morris Plains were among the top 10 winners of today's race. Patrick Hanley, previously of Madison, crossed the finish line first with a time of 16:11.6.  Hanley, currently a resident of Arlington Virginia, ran for the Madison High School.

In second place was James Glockenmeier of Basking Ridge and Jesse Spector of Rockaway placing third. For a complete list of race results, click HER

 The IFP currently serves more than 2,000 households each month, providing food, nutrition education, counseling and referral services, and the LVMC offers free one-on-one and small group tutoring in basic English and ESL to more than 500 Morris County adults.


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