November 23, 2011 - Despite a chill in the early morning air, 153 runners and walkers descended upon Seymour Lake Township Park Nov. 13 for some fun and exercise.
ABOVE: Ken Dockery (left), of Ortonville, and Oxford High School sophomore Nino Bruce trot for turkeys. (click for larger version)
But most importantly, they trotted to try and win a free turkey.
The Oxford Twp. Parks and Recreation Department held their annual "Turkey Trot" on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event consists of folks either running a 5-kilometer course or walking a 2-kilometer route.
This year, runners were seperated into 11 different categories. The winners received a free 20-25 pound frozen turkey courtesy of Meijer. A total of 21 turkeys were given away this year.
The overall winner was Jules Winfield, of Lake Orion. He ran a time of 17:29. The top female was Oxford High School freshmen Jenna Feeney, who ran a 22:19.
Individual winners were:
Elementary School - Male: Dean Klingensmith (32:43); Female: Maddie Yaek (25:20).
Middle School - Male: Dominic Bruce (21:15); Female: Kailee Rakes (26:27).
High School - Male: Ryan Gillespie (17:52); Female: Jenna Feeney (22:19).
19-29 - Male: Tim Rowland (17:57); Female: Hillary Mason (23:32).
30-39 - Male: Jules Winfield: (17:29); Female: Peggy McQueen (23:27).
40-49 - Male: David Okasinski (21:40); Female: Leigh Ruedisueli (27:12)
50-59 - Male: Donald Richmond (21:17); Female: Lori Sanborn (24:53).
60-69 - Male: Michael Curtis (25:00); Female: Susan Ginter (37:13).
70 & Over - Male: Carl Ruebelman (28:24).
2K Walk 39 & Under - Male: Luke Cusick (N/A); Female: Christina Guccione (N/A).
2k Walk 40 & Over - Male: Thomas Cusick (N/A); Female: Debbie Van Every (N/A).
Andrew Moser is a staff writer for the Oxford Leader.