Gobble Gobble, Run! ChesCo Turkey Trot Another Success


Ashley Cichon

Gobble, gobble! This year’s race participants showed their Thanksgiving spirit and smiled as they ran.

Ashley Cichon, Staff Reporter

Waking up at 5am on Thanksgiving morning isn’t usually the first thing a person wants to do over their Thanksgiving break, especially when the weather forecast calls for a high of only being 27 degrees. However, the Downingtown community showed everyone that neither weather nor time of day will keep the community away from running the Turkey Trot 5k.

The Turkey Trot is a locally organized and run fundraiser for the childhood cancer foundation, Cure4Cam, led by Regina Evans. Cure4Cam was created after beloved Downingtown Cross country runner, Cameron Evans, lost his fight to leukemia, a childhood cancer, in 2012. Every year since then, the Downingtown Cross Country runners and parents have taken the time to fight for Cure4Cam’s cause, volunteering to make pies or blankets and head up race registration for each runner and walker up for a gobble wobble on Thanksgiving morning.

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Emmy Sewall (‘20) and running mates make some tasty apple pies for the Turkey Trot winners.

After all the hard work was done, the Downingtown community showed their appreciation by suffering through the cold and running the race for a good cause. Mrs. Evans shared that she was more than happy when all runners participated in all the volunteer work to make a happy Thanksgiving morning for everyone before a great big feast!

Thanks to everyone who came out for a wonderful and local cause!