Turkey Trot Virtual 5K

Wellesley College's first annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Virtual 5K included more than 100 participants. Thanks to all our "trotters"!!! 

118 participants: 58 students, 27 faculty & staff, and 33 alumnae

Overall Winner
Taylor Fortnam, Class of 2018, 19:01, 6:07 running in Portola Valley, CA

Student Winners
Class of 2021 -- Hanamei Shao, 23:29, 7:34, running in Wellesley, MA
Class of 2022 -- Arielle Belluck, 25:59, running in Weston, CT
Class of 2023 -- Lindsay Strong, 26:41, 8:35, running in Wellesley, MA
Class of 2024 -- none reported

Faculty/Staff Winners 
Women -- Erin Battat 22:03, 7:06, running in Natick, MA Lecturer in the Writing Program 
Men -- Jay Turner 21:11, 6:49, running in Natick, MA Professor in Environmental Science

Alumnae Winners
1988 and earlier -- Kitsy Rigler, trotting in Bethesda, MD Class of 1961, 1:09:34
1989 - 2004 -- Janet Lennon-Jones, trotting in Redmond, WA Class of 1990, 23:06, 7:26
2005 - 2020 -- Taylor Fortnam, running in Portola Valley, CA, Class of 2018, 19:01, 6:07

Full results at RaceEntry.com.
(**Some participants emailed in their times)

Get Social!!!

We’d love for you to share a picture of yourself participating! Tag @wellesleyrecreation on Instagram or @wellesleyrec on Facebook or Twitter and you could be featured. 

Train Safely
How can you stay safe while on a run?

  • Let someone know where you’re going before you take off.
  • Carry identification.
  • Bring a running buddy.
  • Light up your running outfit.
  • Run against traffic, look both ways before crossing a street, and stay on the sidewalk whenever possible.
  • If you listen to music while you run, keep the volume at a level where you're still alert of your surroundings

Tips on How to Run Safely When Coronavirus is Spreading

Keep trotting!!!