By Patrick Newell
Sun Sports Editor
NORWICH – In its silver anniversary year, the Norwich YMCA Turkey Trot has made a concerted change to drive up participation for this Sunday’s race that begins at 12:30 p.m. on North Broad Street.
Steadily declining numbers over the past seven years in the 10-kilometer competition led to the decision to consolidate the event into a five-kilometer-only race that winds through the streets of Norwich, said YMCA Health and Fitness Director, Shannon Gawronski. “This is one of the longest established five-kilometer races, and our hope is to increase the turnout,” she said. “We’re hoping more people will want to run in the 5-K event.”