The Charlotte Turkey Trot 8k listed a special category which many runners where probably not aware. Runners who beat the Charlotte Running Company Turkey during running the 8k race would receive a special prize.
When I read the online info at the race website, I didn't really think too much about it.
Thursday morning, I was still breathing heavily and walking around the finish corral when I see this runner dressed as Turkey come striding across the finish line. Wow, they were not only serious about this special category but one glance at the finish line clock to me they were serious about not giving away too many prizes for this special category.
Check out the race results. The CRC Turkey finished 23rd overall. See the label in the results "23 3/290 296 Crc Big Turkey 39 M Charlotte NC 28:36 28:39 5:46". Later I learned that the Turkey was supposedly Mark Carbone at 1:15 ½ marathoner.
The prize for beating the CRC Turkey was a pair of "Wool-E-Ator" socks from DeFeet. The socks were colored brown and orange with the image of a steaming turkey on the ankle. Sounds appropriate for this time of year don't you think.
Here's hoping they bring back the award for next but maybe find someone slower to be the Turkey. By the way, big shout out to the Charlotte Running Company for thinking outside the box and giving the runners a fun goal for the race.
Sharing one thought at time,
The Cool Down Runner