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The coldest Turkey Trot on record
December 6, 2018 at 8:26 a.m.
About 200 participants are off and running—or walking—in the Tamarack Tower Foundation’s annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. The race was dedicated to retired Port Chester Middle School teachers and community supporters Hank and Isabelle Birdsall. After expenses, the event raised just short of $7,000 which will be donated to the Port Chester public schools in the form of grants or scholarships. In addition, each of the four Port Chester elementary schools holds a Tiny Turkey Trot during physical education classes which brought in more than $1,600 this year.
Tamarack Tower Foundation board members Denise Quinn, Karen Corbetta, Margoth Pilla and Joan Conklin are bundled up against the cold at the registration table for the annual Turkey Trot on the coldest Thanksgiving in 100 years.
Port Chester High School sophomore Thomas Ross and junior Isaac Valdovinos, members of the newly rekindled Key Club, man the refreshment table.
Phil Falk of New York City waves as he crosses the finish line to complete the 3.5-kilometer fun run first for the second year in a row. His brother Abraham lives in Port Chester. He didn’t clock his time but said he’s in better shape so ran faster than last year despite the bitter cold.
Nine-year-old Trevor Feist of Rye Brook, a fourth grader at Ridge Street School, completes one lap of the run, a total of 1.7 kilometers, with his dad Jeffrey.
Ridge Street School fourth graders Tyler Dehardt and Trevor Feist completed the 1.7-kilometer run.
Terry Heller, 82, of Port Chester, walks the course with her granddaughters Julie (left) and Megan Tiedemann of Rye. Their father Art is a science teacher at Port Chester Middle School.
Seth Schuster, 20, of Bobbie Lane protects his face from the cold but leaves his legs exposed to the 20-degree temperatures.
Adam Wagner of Rye Brook said he had a lot of technical difficulties during the 3.5K run but completed it nonetheless.
Kristi Greenberg of the Bronx and Natalia Chavez of New Rochelle are ecstatic about nearing the finish line.