On November 26th, 2017, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the Hinesburg Land Trust will host our Twentieth Annual Louise Roomet Memorial Turkey Lane Turkey Trot.
In 1998 Colin McNaull’s neighbor, Tom Goulette, long an avid runner on our neighborhood roads, remarked that a turkey trot might be a worthwhile thing for someone to do. So Colin went about doing just that. Colin produced the entire walk and run that first time and for the next ten — press releases, sponsors, prizes, volunteers and more.
The first race on a warm, sunny day, drew 18 walkers and 16 runners. Colin donated the $340 of donations to the Hinesburg Land Trust. When Colin retired in 2009, John Kiedaisch became Race Director. By this year, the 4.25 mile course has been walked or run by more than 1,300 people. Many participate every year. Twenty years of donations total $16,759. On only one of those Sundays, when our roads were covered with ice, has the event been canceled because of weather.
For 2017 we will sell silkscreened, long sleeved cotton shirts at the race. Go to the Hinesburg Land Trust Turkey Trot page or our HLT Facebook page to see the design, color, sizes and price. Complete walk/run information, walker and runner preregistration forms, and directions to the starting line are on both web locations.
Please join us — walk, run, or just watch your favorite cross the finish line. And enjoy some special time in beautiful rural Hinesburg. And a little bit of Monkton.