It was a frosty morning that turned out to be perfect for the SCHS Foundation Smoky Bear Turkey Chase 5K. Although I dreaded the cold, I bundled up (since only walking the race this year) and it was not that bad at all. Here are some pictures from the race today.
Runner’s were filing into the stadium bright and early Thanksgiving morning.
On-site registration table signed up about 50 walk in runners.
This is my favorite races in regard to swag bags and door prizes.
Early registrants got their bibs quickly.
Some colleagues preparing for the race. Guess which two are walkers and which two are runners?
The sun rises on the stadium. Countdown…10 minutes.
You may run into many friends at this race. My friend Anita, pictured center, participated in this race for the first time and placed third in her age group. So inspired by her!
Mascots ready to cheer on the runners.
Soon, the start gun sounded and everyone began to move.
This is my favorite part of the course. The fall foliage is lovely.
A view of the track and crowd gathered at the finish line near the stands.
This cool sign summarizes our thoughts after the 5K today. Finish well.
I love my souvenir race shirt. Long sleeved tees are the best in these colder temps.
The best part is reaching 90% of your daily activity requirements by 9:00 a.m!
Check the results on the SCHS Foundation link https://knoxvilleyouthathletics.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-Smoky-Bear-Turkey-Chase-5K-Age-Group-Results.pdf
In conclusion, the SCHS Foundation Smoky Bear Turkey Chase 5K is one of the best little races in Tennessee. My friends and I enjoyed participating among 250 racers from over 20 states to benefit the STEM Scholarship at Sevier County High School. Bravo to Nancy Trundle Hewitt and her volunteers for putting on one of the best races in Tennessee on Thanksgiving morning. I think that it is my favorite.
See you next year at the finish line!