Mile High Untied Way Turkey Trot
40th Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot Sets New Record!
On November 28, we set a new record with 9,905 registrants for the Turkey Trot! Thank you so much for your participation and your willingness to support your community! You, along with our presenting sponsor Bellco and our other sponsors, are helping us make a difference in the community through school readiness, youth success and adult self-sufficiency.
Christine Benero, Mile High United Way President and CEO said, “What a beautiful day to celebrate our 40th Annual Turkey Trot – 40 years of bringing families and friends together on Thanksgiving to give back to our local community in a fun and meaningful way.”
She continued, "We raised over $450,000 to invest in programs that advance the common good and provide the building blocks for a better life for all of us."
Activities for the 40th annual event included pre-race entertainment by Radio Disney, warm-ups by Orangetheory Fitness and the first annual costume contest. The Finish Village at the end of the course provided over a dozen vendors and a Colorado craft beer garden courtesy of Great Divide, Renegade and Wynkoop Breweries.
“Bellco is proud to serve as the presenting sponsor for this Denver tradition, said Sandra Sagehorn-Elliott, Senior Vice President and COO of Bellco. “We’re committed to giving back to the community, and Mile High United Way’s focus on adult self-sufficiency aligns perfectly with Bellco’s support of financial education for our members and the communities we serve.”
Overall, 47 states and countries from Colombia to Finland were represented. This year’s fastest time was by Cerake Geberkidane (19:27), age 17 of Denver’s East High School who is also the 2013 state cross-country champion. The oldest finisher was Stesia Boisvenue, age 90 of Denver.
See our photo album from the race.
A big thanks to all our fantastic sponsors!
For general questions about the event, please email Events@unitedwaydenver.org.