Wow, what a race! The Montlake Community Club thanks all of you who volunteered, ran, walked, and sponsored the 2017 Montlake 5K Turkey Trot & Kids Run on Thanksgiving morning. While we still have some lose ends to tie up, our conservative estimate is that we raised $22,500 for the University District Food Bank (more than double what we raised last year) and collected 160 lbs of food. 839 people signed up to run the race this year, compared to 593 last year, the first year of the race. In addition to race registration fees, runners also donated an extra $5160 to the food bank, which got them entry into a raffle for Cafe Lago gift certificates. RoseMary Reed and Vineet Kumar were the luck winners of the grand prizes, Lasagne dinners for 10 (valued at $250 each). Carol Cordy, Jill Blitz, Melissa West, Mary Davis, Karen Zeribi, and Mike Mecham won the $50 Cafe Lago gift certificates.
This year saw a new race course on the new Arboretum Loop Trail. The MCC extends a big thanks to the Washington Park Arboretum and Seattle Parks and Recreation for giving us trail access. Race results are posted here. The overall winner of the 5K, Izaic Yorks, clocked in an impressive time of 14:17. Perhaps not surprising since as a member of the UW track team he set an NCAA record for the fastest mile! Coming in second place was Nick Wojtasik. The overall female winner was Sarah Mirkin, followed by Stasia Demick in second place. Don’t miss the slideshow at the bottom of this post!
Over 60 Montlake residents of all ages, University District Food Bank employees, sponsors, and other Seattleites volunteered to make the race happen. Thank you all! The MCC could not have done this without you. We especially thank MCC Board President, Sharsti Sandall, who founded the Turkey Trot and served as its chairperson for the second year running.
This year the MCC undertook a big sponsor recruitment effort. We are grateful to those sponsors for underwriting event costs. Please thank these sponsors, many of them local businesses, when you see them.
- Audi Seattle
- Caliber Home Loans, Julie Jones
- Cafe Lago
- Darcy LaBelle Real Estate
- DeMaria Partners
- Dr. Henry Chin, Capitol Hill-Montlake Dentistry
- Flatiron West, Inc
- Glam & Tonics AVEDA Salon
- Jay’s Cleaners
- Julie Jones at Caliber Home Loans
- KHBB Law Firm
- Mayo Therapy Associates
- Meditate Seattle
- Montlake Boulevard Market
- Mont’s Market
- Purr Cocktail Lounge
- Rivalry Events
- Stokes Lawrence Law Firm
- Van Wyck & Porter
- Wilcynski Partners
We are always working to improve the Turkey Trot as it grows. We underestimated the volume of same-day registrations (149 compared to 43 last year) and are working on improvements for next year. Post any feedback or comments about the race on this page, or email email@example.com.
Are you a Montlake resident looking to get more involved in Turkey Trot and other community happenings? Consider joining the Montlake Community Club board. We love being board members and want you to join us. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Enjoy this race day slideshow with photos by MCC board members Chris Cumming and Bryan Haworth.