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Neither cold nor fidgid temperatures could keep 2,200 runners from competing in the 15th annual Friends & Family/YMCA Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk race on Thanksgiving Day.
Families traveled from as far as California to compete in the 5K adult and 1K childrens’ race, which featured nearly 500 kids. Amid freezing temperatures, seventy-two kids from the King George metropolitan area came out to showcase their holiday running skills. The location of the event took place near the Rappahannock Regional Library and True Luv’s Restaurant in downtown Fredericksburg.
The top overall winners from heats 1-4 for the 1K are as follows: heat 1, Caitlyn Kirtley [Fredericksburg], age 8, 7:39; heat 2, Tiffany Ray [Fredericksburg], age 12, 6:23; heat 3, Ben Morley [Fredericksburg], age 8, 7:19; heat 4, Hearn King [Fredericksburg], age 11, 5:54.
The winner for the adult 5K overall women’s portion was Malika Mejdoub, a resident from New York. Also from the Big Apple was the men’s overall winner, Mouhcine Outaleb [14:39].
Area top overall winners who finished in the top 10 of their age groups were: Michael Habgood, Jr., 4th [age 7] King George; Tyler Knepshield, 6th [age 7] King George; Jacob Watson, 8th [age 10] King George; Miranda Green, 3rd [age 12], King George; Duncan Mollner 4th [age 13] King George; Debi Bernardes 1st [50-54] King George; Erin Lewis 7th [Athena] King George; Haley Armentrout 2nd [13 & under] King George; Whitney Newton 3rd [20-24] King George; Jennifer Rose 5th [30-34] King George; Alice Hough 4th [60-64] King George; Marcia Hall 2nd [65-69] King George; Renn Garbee 10th [13 & under] King George; Ray Gamache 9th [14-19] King George; Stanley Peyton 3rd [20-24] King George; Justin Riddle 2nd [30-34] King George; Bryan Williams 2nd [35-39] Dahlgren; Paul Koepfinger 9th [40-44] King George; Jack Bernardes 3rd [45-49] King George; Larry Cooper 3rd [55-59] Colonial Beach; George Williams 6th [65-69]; Gerald Royce 8th [65-69], Dahlgren; Charles Hall 10th [65-69] King George.
Other competitors from the King George metro area who finished the 1K race with the following overall place: Hannah Koepfinger, 13th, age 8; Abigail Carson, 24th, age 7; Madison Herndon, 43rd, age 6; Megan Williams, 60th , age 5; Courtney Miller, 61st, age 5; Kennedy Tibbs, 62nd, age 7; Grace Kirwin, 63rd, Lauren Yanchulis, 64th, age 6; Hailey Gaither, 70th, age 7; Abby Elia, 73rd. age 6; Cortney Halsey, 74th, age 7, Anna Stafford, 75th, age 7; McKenna Mollner, 77th, age 8; Lexi South, 98th, age 6; Sidney Lillian Seale, 102, age 4; Anna Rinko, 20th, age 12; Briana Green, 26th, age 9; Jenna Heiston, 28th, Tiyanna Brown, 30th, age 12; Victoria Grant, 32nd, age 9; Meghan Yanchulis, 36th, age 12; Kaila Tibbs, 42nd, age 9; Taylor Henderson, 52nd, age 11; Madison Morgan, 54th, age 9; Sara Hall, 56th, age 10; Regan Baughman, 58th, age 12; Lindsay Hall, 65th, age 8; Catherine Phillips, 68th, age 10; Alexandria Arsenault, 69th, age 10; Brittany Halsey, 72nd, age 11; Jordan Ciemons, 81st, age 9; Kendall Rhodes, 82nd, age 9; Katelyn Ritenour, 83rd, age 10; Joshua Hayden, 16th, age 8; Garrett Jones, 19th, age 7; Nathan Williams, 20th, age 7; Logan Sullivan, 30th, age 7; Jesse Virgil, 31st, age 8; Joshua Rowe, 35th, age 8; Devyn Stout, 38th, 7; Connor Raich, 40th; Collin Raich, 42nd, age 8; Brendan Shea, 43rd, age 6; Randolph Juarez, 52nd, age 8; Jayden Parker, 53rd, age 8; Jonathan Rivas, 55nd, age 8; Aidan Arsenault, 67th, age 7; Graham Darcy, 72nd, age 8; Owen Darcy, 73rd, age 7; Dmontre Harvey, 94th, age 6; Zion White, 97th, age 7; Alexander Shea, 102, age 6; Timothy Phrobus, 106, age 8; Michael Feeser, 123, age 6; Jordan Aley, 14th, age 9; Stephen Jenkins 15th, age 13; Stephen Klopp, 18th, age 10; Kyle Knepshield, 19th, age 13; Matthew Marshall, 23rd, age 12; Justin Jenkins, 33rd, age 11; Colton Southall, 43rd, age 11; Thomas Jenkins, 52nd, age 10, Nygel White, 53rd, age 9, Kyle Shea, 69th, age 9; Jonah Bryant, 75th, age 11; Austin Carson, 79th, age 12; Isaiah White, 83rd, age 9; Franklin Rinko, 87th, age 9; Jarod Watson, 90th, age 11; Johnathan Cona, 97th, age 9.
The aforementioned overall placements of the above runners are different from the category placements. Representatives from the King George Elementary, Sealston Elementary and Potomac Elementary schools participated in the race.