NORWICH – On a sunny, cool day, a record number of runners turned out for the Norwich YMCA’s 28th Annual Turkey Trot 5K road race here Sunday afternoon.
Over the past 15 years, around 300 people typically registered for the race. That total was exceeded by nearly a whopping 200 as 495 signed up for this year’s event, and 445 completed the 3.18-mile layout through the streets of Norwich.
“The cost to pre-register ($15) is so low here, and I think a lot of people wanted to stay local rather that travel and pay more for another race,” said Norwich YMCA Fitness Director, Shannon Gawronski. “There is a lot of value for this race.”