Nearly 300 athletes do the Turkey Trot


Photo provided by the Monroe Joint Park & Recreation Commission The overall winner of the 23rd annual 5K Turkey Trot and Walk was Lianey Hernandez of Monroe, who finished with a time of 17:41.7.

MONROE — Lianey Hernandez of Monroe was the overall winner of the 23rd annual 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov. 30.The event, sponsored by the Monroe Joint Park & Recreation Commission, attracted 294 runners and walkers to Smith’s Clove Park.Thanks go out to the Monroe Police Department and the Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps for helping the runner/walkers as they maneuvered through the village.Thanks, too, to volunteers, park commissioners Tony Cardone, Deborah Kohrs, Steve Pavia, Park Staff Manager Paul Truax, John Wetland and Anthony Mann, Bagel World for donating bagels and all the participants who helped make the day a success.Hernandez of Monroe finished with a time of 17:41.7.The complete list of race results is available online at www.smithsclovepark.org.