Thanksgiving run raises over $13,000 for KK Scholarship Fund

Over 850 participants raised over $13,000 for the Pathfinder Kids Kampus Scholarship Fund on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 22, during the eighth annual Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1 mile Family Fun Walk in Huntington.

The overall winner of the race was Elias Rojas, of Ligonier, with a time of 15:50.7 and the overall female winner of the race was Karen Killian, of Bryan, OH, with a time of 19:09.5. Placing second overall was Johnny Mendez, of Marion, with a time of 16:06.1, and placing third with a time of 16:06.4 was Josh Graham, of Huntington.

Placing first in the fifteen and under female division was Brigit Nemitz, of Pierceton, with a time of 20:14.6 and placing first in the fifteen and under male division was Mattthew Dewitt, of Warren, with a time of 18:17.5.

Taking first in the women's 16-34 division was Jennifer Cosgrove, of Milwaukee, WI, with a time of 19:50.9 and taking first in the men's 16-34 division was Chandler Sonafrank, of Somerset, with a time of 16:15.7. Finishing first in the women's 35-54 division was Kristine Teusch, of Huntington, with a time of 22:17.0 and finishing first in the men's 35-54 division was Brad Prather, of Roanoke, with a time of 17:08.4. Securing first in the women's master's division was Teri Fuller-O'Brien, of Huntington, with a time of 26:56.6 and securing first in the male's master's division was Chuck Brown, of Bluffton, with a time of 20:50.4.

One hundred dollar gift cash prizes were awarded by McDonald's to the overall male and overall female winners of the race, and $50 to each age division winners both male and female to those that were able to accept them. Medals provided by Trophy Center Plus were awarded to the top three finishers in each age group.