Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Maybe you don’t know this about me, but I am passionate about the sport of track & field. To me, there is nothing more pure and raw in athletics than man pushing his limits in speed, distance, and height. As an assistant coach at York College, having organized the 2nd annual YAIAA Alumni meet this past year, and currently organizing the 3rd annual event, I consider myself a member of the “track & field community” in York. And while there seems to be a different and much larger “running community,” I felt obligated to partake in this year’s York YMCA Turkey Trot (Even though I am a high jumper).
The Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving morning 5k+ race that takes place in the city of York, and this year makes the 15th year that they have run the race. This year I ran with my new wife, Bethany, and my new father-in-law, Mike. We arrived to a herd of people and loud music playing on Market Street. This year’s event appeared to have over 2000 people, I guess we’ll find out. Mayor Kim Bracey was there to start everyone off. We ran down market, around Penn Park, York College, and finally the rail trail before returning to the YMCA. I took it easy and it was a fun experience.
As father-in-law Mike sold me on it– its an opportunity to get out of other Thanksgiving duties that morning in the name of good health (hours before we binge eat)! But aside from that, it is an awesome environment, and it was a chance for me to see some clients and other people I know. I just may do it again!