Turkey Trot runners turn out to burn calories despite chilly Pittsburgh temps
Thousand streamed through Downtown and the North Shore on Thursday to run in the 24th annual PNC YMCA Turkey Trot, which featured 1-mile, 5K and 5-mile courses and temperatures that hovered in the low to mid-30s on a cloudy Thanksgiving day.
Preliminary race results online indicate 1,535 runners finished the 5-miler, and 3,815 finished the 5K for a total of 5,350 finishers in the two races. Organizers said a total of nearly 8,000 were set to participate in all three events.
Dino Andrade, 19, of Springdale, Ark., won the 5K with a time of 16:15.
James Rogers, 23, of Saginaw, Mich., placed second in 16:17, and Matthew Cecala, 22, of Pittsburgh finished third in 16:27.
In the 5-mile race, Brad Hough, of Streetsboro, Ohio, placed first in 25:22. Alex Moran 20, of Pittsburgh was second with a time of 25:25 and Evan Schwartz, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, was third with a time of 25:34.
The courses snaked through Downtown, along the Boulevard of the Allies and Fort Duquesne Boulevard, crossed the Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol bridges and looped through the North Shore on East General Robinson Street and North Shore Drive near PNC Park and Heinz Field.
Traffic restrictions have been lifted. The races started at 8:30 a.m.
The annual running event helps YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh collect non-perishable food items that will go to food banks at the Hazelwood, Homewood-Brushton and North Side YMCA facilities. Last year, the Y collected about 1,700 pounds of food.
For more race results and information, visit www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/turkey-trot .