With 3,363 registered entrants and more than 2,900 participants, the 5 mile road race again made Rockland Lake the center of the region’s running universe on Thanksgiving Day. Amazingly, the race generated $120,000 for local charities, topped by the unprecedented total of $100,000 donated to the Marisa Fund!
Proceeds from the race were also distributed to six other charities:
- $8,000 to People to People, Rockland’s largest food pantry, providing food and other services to families and seniors in need;
- $6,000 to the Rockland County Police Hispanic Society;
- $4,000 to the Rockland Road Runners Scholarship Fund;
- $500 each to the Congers/Valley Cottage Ambulance Corps;
- $500 to the Salvation Army/Rockland County Corps;
- $500 to the Blue Knights law enforcement motorcycle club.
Dave also presented the race’s Hero Award to Will Fernandez of Citrin Cooperman, which made a $5,000 donation to the Turkey Trot, and the Volunteer Award to Bernie Casserly.
Full race results can be found via Rockland Road Runners: Race Results: Thanksgiving Day 5 mile Turkey Trot, November 24, 2016