It was a snowy start at the Rockland Road Runners’ 23rd annual 5 Mile Turkey Trot. A winter storm clipped the area the day before the race but crews from Rockland Lake and the Town of Clarkstown got out early to clear the way for the 2,600+ runners and spectators. The race was held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28th at Rockland Lake State Park.

Jamieson, 27, took home the top spot for a second year in a row with a time of 25:40. He left a 1:30 gap between himself and the second place finisher, Timothy Boston, 18, who edged out RRR member Gregory Laraia by 2 seconds. Sheila Monaghan, 33, captured the women’s title with a time of 32:05, closely followed by a young pair from Stony Point, Alex Harris, 15 and Katelyn Tuohy, 12. The race saw a total of 14 runners keeping a sub 6:00 pace in the frigid conditions.

The race, known for it’s apx. 500 calorie burn, is Rockland’s largest road race and draws competitive runners and families alike. This year drew 3,220 registered runners with a total of 2,568 finishers

The USATF-certified course gave participants a hilly start with a fast 5K to finish the 5 mile trip around Rockland Lake’s inner and outer loops. Proceeds benefited The Marisa Fund, People to People, Vasculitis Foundation, Rockland Road Runners’ Scholarship Fund and Rockland County Police Hispanic Society Scholarship Fund.

A variety of local businesses sponsored the event, including Modell’s, Citrin Cooperman, Fleet Feet Sports of Mahwah, Duke of Oil, Fairway, Sayings For You, Ferber’s Hearing Solutions, Mellen & Jayne Marketing, Stir Crazy, Knight Construction, Marathon Car & Limousine Service, McDonald’s of New City, David’s Bagels, Dolce, North Rockland Podiatry, Kevin Stokes Excavating, Eyemagination Optical, 24 Hour Fitness, Rockland Renal Associates, Minuteman Press, Partners Medical Supplies, New City Chiropractic Center, Pour House, Congers Bike Shop, Centerock Podiatry, AMA Laboratories, and Verizon. For a full list of sponsors visit www.rocklandroadrunners.org/turkeytrot

Race director, Dave Goldwasser, founded the Marisa Fund in 2005 with it’s main goal to help kids with cancer and their families.

“It is with the help of caring, generous people like you that we will make the course of treatment for our littlest patients with cancer a little easier and hopefully, find a cure in our lifetime.”

Learn more about The Marisa Fund at www.marisafund.org

Modell’s Team Weeks coupon for 15% off can be used (and reused!) through December 25th, 2014. For every purchase, Modell’s will make a 5% donation to the Marisa Fund. You can find the coupon here: 2014 Team Weeks Coupon

View Full Photo Gallery: 2014 5 Mile Turkey Trot

A special thank you to Clarkstown North High School, specifically Blanca Matsumoto and Frankie Dominianni for this years race photos!

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