Runners compete in Turkey Trot 5K Run for free turkeys

About 250 runners and walkers take off during Fort Meade’s annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1-Mile Walk Saturday morning at Murphy Field House. The event kicks off theThanksgiving holiday. (Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr.)

To usher in the Thanksgiving holiday, about 250 people participated in Fort Meade’s annual Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk on Saturday morning.

The 3-mile run and 1-mile walk began and ended at Murphy Field House.

“It was a great race,” said Beth Downs, sports specialist for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

The event was part of the 2016 Fort Meade Run Series sponsored by FMWR.

The overall and first-place male winner was Bukhari Abdul-Salaam with a time of 17:41.

The first-place female winner was Stephanie Staub at 20:26.

Winners in each age group received a medal and a free Thanksgiving turkey donated by FMWR.

The final event in the run series is the Reindeer 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk at 8 a.m. Dec. 10 at Murphy Field House.

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