Thanksgiving Branford Rotary & Y Family Run & Walk

The annual Branford Rotary Club & Y Family Run & Walk was held on Thanksgiving morning at Walsh Intermediate School in Branford and run through Branford’s beautiful Pine Orchard section. The race featured a 5K run & walk and Kid’s Fun Run. Unofficial estimates had the number of registered runners between 1,000 – 1,200.

The Branford Rotary and Soundview YMCA have teamed up to raise money for The Community Dining Room. The Community Dining Room is a local, not-for-profit organization that provides 50,000 meals each year to families on the south central Connecticut shoreline.

This event is a THANKSGIVING DAY FAMILY TRADITION with large numbers of participants turning out despite the bitter cold.

1st Orange Rotary Turkey Trot is a blistering sellout

Runners turned out in big numbers for the 1st Annual Orange Rotary Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Orange Rotary President Carl Russell called the event a sellout with 340 registrants  just before the race kicked off.

Temperatures were hovering in the mid 20’s when registration opened up at 6:30 and eventually climbed to a balmy 28 degrees by race time at 8 AM when the runners took off.

It was a quick and colorful field of runners who were no doubt motivated by the climate.

Congratulations to President Carl, all of the Orange Rotarians, the volunteers and all of the participants for ‘running’ such a successful event.