25th Annual Turkey Trot Draws Over 7,000

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board announced that 7,465 took part in the 25th Annual Turkey Trot in downtown Springfield Thanksgiving morning.

The total was down slightly from the previous year’s 7,598.

Overall race winners were:

Best Overall Female: Rebecca Senn, 28, 19:37
Best Overall Male: Jarod Ozee, 20, 15:46
Best Masters Female (Over 40): Rosie Laughlin, 54, 21:31
Best Masters Male (Over 40): Toby Dogwiler, 45, 18:09

All of the race results are available on the Park Board’s Turkey Trot website.

The event is a fundraiser for Developmental Center of the Ozarks, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship fund, and is one of the biggest one day food drives for Ozarks Food Harvest.

The largest Turkey Trot took place in 2012, with just over 9,000 participants.