Turkey Run 2016

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Four mile course laid out by Doug Tilden
Registrants: 151  Runners 142

On November 12, 2016, the Turkey Run was held for the 33th year.  Begun in 1981, the run was held annually in early December except when the Forest was closed because of Hurricane Fran and a freak early December ice storm with widespread loss of power and multiple fallen trees.  More recently, the race has been held in November.  Occasionally a bit warm for running, usually the weather has been clear, cool and crisp as it was on November 12th.  As a sports reporter, Randy Young, commented, “I can report the results, but I cannot report the warm comradery and the smell of freshly baking biscuits.”  Many, many thanks to the donors that provide the prizes, to our volunteers, and to all the runners who participated in the 2016 Turkey Run. The event raised about $1,800.00.

Media Coverage
“Fundraiser blends tradition, trail run, biscuits.”
News & Observer. 21 Nov 2016.


  • Male: First, Zack Scholl 27:01- Durham,
  • Second, Kevin Rumsey 28:08 – Stem,
  • Third, Charlie Schaefer 29:19 – Durham.
  • Female: First, Millie Barritt 29:19 – Chapel Hill,
  • Second, Sandy Kendall 31:18 – Durham,
  • Honorable Mention, Zack Third, Rietta Couper 31:35 -Chapel Hill
  • Dalva Baird, 9 y.o. student at Durham Academy ran the whole 4 mile course in 36:44
  • Oldest male, Emil Malizia,
  • Oldest female Supatra Campbell.
  • Youngest male, Eli Chappell 7,
  • Youngest female, Addy Chappell 5 (his sister)

T-Shirt Sponsors
New Hope Animal Hospital
Marvin Barnes (Fast Fare)
9th Street Active Feet

Donors of Gift Certificates, Merchandise, and Art
Mike Brady
Bruce Buley, MA, PT
Margaret’s Cantina
Sage Vegetarian Cafe
Victoria Florist
Bagel Bar
Joe Van Gogh
The Pig Restaurant
Henry Walker
Chelsea Theatre
Sue Wilkins

Donors of Baked Goods and Sweet Treats
Gail Boyarsky
Rose Boyarsky
Ellen Cassilly
Kitty Harrison
Meg McCann
Suzanne Sauter
Caty Sherman
Verna Spiers
Joan Walker
Leslie Wilson
Helen Youngblood

Carolyn and Gary Higginbotham
Rev. Dr. Lee Carter
Jim Worrell

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