YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – For the thrid year in a row the Yorktown community embraced the Hudson Valley Turkey Trot hosted by former State Senator Terrence Murphy and the Taconic Road Runners Club. More than 400 runners sprinted down Front Street with all of the proceeds being divided among the food pantries of St. Mary’s in Mohegan Lake, St. John’s in Mahopac and CHHOP of Peekskill.
“Once again our community turned out in support of a fantastic cause,” Yorktown Supervisor Elect Matt Slater said. “Our local food pantries provide an invaluable service to families and this is an easy and fun way to support them during the holiday season.”
The inaugural trot took place three years ago thanks to then State Senator Terrence Murphy. Murphy, who resides in Yorktown and represented the area, has pledged to continue the race because of the positive impact it has on families who rely on local food pantries.
“This is just such a great event that supports an even greater cause,” Murphy explained. “Our Turkey Trot raises critical funds for our local food pantries who do so much for our neighbors in need. This year’s 400 runners set a new mark for us to beat next year.”
This year’s event sponsors included JV Bagels, Gatorade, the Taconic Road Runners and the Yorktown Police Department. The first runner crossed the finish line at a blistering 15:38. Next year’s Turkey Trot is already scheduled for Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 26th.