Runners brave cold in Turkey Trot race

MIDDLEBURY — Despite a thermometer hovering around freezing and snow on the ground, the 42nd annual Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble road race in Middlebury on Sunday attracted 147 competitors to the 5K race and recorded 69 finishers in the 10K.
The pre-Thanksgiving tune up staged by the town of Middlebury’s Recreation Department, featured a repeat winner in the 5K race and a nearly repeat winner at 10K.
Both races, run this past Sunday, started and finished at the town recreation center, proceeding south on Creek Road to a turn-around point
Nineteen-year-old Sullivan Barth for the second year in a row won the Turkey Trot 5 kilometer race; though he had to work a lot harder this time. Barth won in 18:47 last year — nearly two minutes ahead of the 58-year-old second-place finisher. This year Barth had to hold off a challenge from fellow Middlebury student Lucas Lepinard; Barth won in 17:27 and Lepinard crossed the finish line in 17:32.
The first woman in the 5K was Middlebury College senior Giulia Park, who ran 20:18.
In the 10K, fellow Middlebury senior Morgan Perlman prevailed in a time of 34:53. That was more than a minute faster than his second-place finish in 2017.
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