City of Conroe holds annual Turkey Trot/5K Race

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Participants in the City of Conroe's Turkey Trot.

200 people participated in this year’s Turkey Trot, hosted by the City of Conroe Parks and Recreation Department. The race was held the morning of November 21 at Carl Barton Jr. Park in Conroe.

Participants in the City of Conroe’s Turkey Trot.
Participants in the City of Conroe’s Turkey Trot.

“We had 200 people participate, with about 175 pre-register, so we’re really happy with the turnout,” said Elizabeth West, Recreation Coordinator with the City of Conroe Parks and Recreation Department.

Participants in the City of Conroe’s Turkey Trot.
Participants in the City of Conroe’s Turkey Trot.
Participants in the City of Conroe’s Turkey Trot.

West said they did have a few people call before the event to ask if it was a virtual race. West talked about COVID-19 safety measures that were put in place.

Participants in the City of Conroe’s Turkey Trot.

“We did offer a packet pickup ahead of time, just to try to alleviate the crowd the morning of at the pickup area. At the start line, we did ask people to social distance, and spread out. Generally, people like to crowd towards the front, but we did ask them to spread out a little bit,” said West.

Participants in the City of Conroe’s Turkey Trot.
Participants in the City of Conroe’s Turkey Trot.

One group who participated this year is Conroe Mayor Pro Tem Raymond McDonald and members of the Vineyard Church of Christ, where he is the Senior Pastor.

Conroe Mayor Pro Tem Raymond McDonald with members of the Vineyard Church of Conroe at the City’s annual Turkey Trot.

“We’re calling ourselves the Vineyard Running group, and some of us runners, but most of us will be walking. We’ve just come out to enjoy the beautiful day with the City of Conroe, and be a part of it and support what they’re doing in the Parks Department,” said McDonald.

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