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Inaugural Davidson Turkey Trot Was a Big Success

by | Nov 25, 2021

One of the medals presented to the winners of the first annual Davidson Turkey Trot.

Please check out our photos from the inaugural Davidson Turkey Trot.

Several years ago Caroline and Mariano Doble went for a Thanksgiving morning jog/walk with family. As they did, they wondered why Davidson didn’t have a “Turkey Trot.” Unable to find a good reason why there wasn’t one, they decided to do something about it. Their original plans called for hosting the inaugural Davidson Turkey Trot in 2020, but COVID dashed their plans.

Mariano and Caroline Doble – owners of the Davidson Village Inn – planned and organized the first annual Davidson Turkey Trot.

The owners of The Village Inn saw their business start to pick up earlier this year, and their hopes of holding this inaugural event were re-kindled. They set their goal at 500 participants. It was ambitious, but they were cautiously optimistic that if they planned it Рpeople would come. They were right. More than 850 people had registered by last week. And when the race started at 8:00 a.m. this morning, 1091 people had registered Рand 1031 had checked in. Runners and walkers braved the chilly, no cold, temperatures.

The top male finisher was Anthony Famiglietti, a 43-year old runner from Davidson. He ran a 5:07 minute mile pace, completing the 5K in a time of 15:52. Lisa Roberts from Charlotte was the top female runner, running a 6:12 min mile pace, finishing at 19:16. You can see the complete race results here.

The Davidson Rotary Club will be the beneficiary of the proceeds from the Davidson Turkey Trot.

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