Friday, November 29, 2013

NETT Runs Turkeyiffically on Thanksgiving!

As has become the tradition. Thanksgivingukkah saw a broad full stable of Mini Ponies out galloping around the streets and trails of the Boston area in local turkey trots for some great causes.

The biggest team of Ponies showed up at the Strides for Stroke 5K in Lexington. This race has become an NETT favorite for several reasons. First of all, it's for a great cause--money raised goes to the Steven T. Hill Stroke Foundation. Read more about the cause here. Two years ago, Frank KJ started the tradition by winning the race and being crowned Turkey King!  Last year an NETT father/daughter duo won the crown.

And this year.....drum roll please......Slava wins the Turkey King Crown! As detailed on the NETT The Facebook page Slava earned the title by braving howling winds and very cold temperatures to win the Strides for Stroke 5K in Lexington today. Other intrepid runners who braved the cold (and whined about it!) were Patrick, Frank KJ (who ran an impressive race pushing Emma all the way), Eminem, CP, and Amanda, who, in their new tradition, chatted, made weekend plans, and gossiped their way through 3.1 miles (one of them huffing and puffing more than the others).

Great work out there folks!

There were some other Mini Ponies out there on a cold and windy Turkey Day. Captain Fluff took his usual stroll around Somerville in the Gobble x3 and finished top 20 in a race with more than 2,500 people!

Crazy Dave and Doris made some new friends over in Franklin Park at the Franking Park Turkey Trot to support the Franklin Park Coalition. This was a first-year event that brought in around 500 runners on a cold and windy day. The course wound around the park and had a fun costume contest. As you can see, the folks in costume were quite outgoing. Results aren't posted yet, but Doris had a great run and Crazy Dave was 6th overall in a comeback-to-semi-real-running effort.

I'm sure there were some other NETTers out of the stable on Thanksgiving morning, so we'll update as more reports come into the NETT news room.

And members should check the Meetup page for more upcoming events--it's the Most Wonderful Time of the NETT year!

1 comment:

Karyn said...

Nice job Mini Ponies! Question is...does 5K justify 3 pies AND latkes??