Young racers take off from the starting line as they participate in the Gobbler Trot on the South River Greenway. The race joined the Early Bird 5k Run/Walk as part of the 16th annual Waynesboro YMCA Turkey Trot in Waynesboro, Va., on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The event was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving Day but was postponed due to weather.
(Photos by Mike Tripp / The News Leader)
Racers wait in different ways within the gym at the Waynesboro YMCA, waiting to head outside to participate in the Early Bird 5k Run/Walk. The race joined the Gobbler Trot as part of the 16th annual Waynesboro YMCA Turkey Trot.
Dressed as a gobbler, Rob Rule of the Waynesboro YMCA pedals a bike as he leads the way for the runners and walkers during the Early Bird 5k Run/Walk.
Runners make the turn to race to the finish line during the Early Bird 5k Run/Walk.
Photographer’s Note: Found out about this event from a flyer I saw posted on a bulletin board while out adventuring. It sounded quite fun and so made a point of learning more about it and then covering it. When it was postponed, reworked my schedule to make sure I could still see it cover it that weekend.