41st Annual Turkey Trot

Photos by Richard Lewin

According to East Hampton Town Superintendent of Recreation John Rooney, the 41st Annual “Turkey Trot Run For Fun” in Montauk on Thanksgiving Day had the largest turnout in its history,

The Montauk Chamber of Commerce building had participants lined up out the door ready to take part in the 3 mile or 6 mile races that started at 10 a.m. Race founder John Keeshan and Bob Beattie of official timers’ Island Timing, directed the official start.

East Hampton Town Police, including police officers Kenny Alversa, Dennis Shea, and Ed Ecker, Dick White and Charlie Morici of Montauk Fire Department’s Fire Police Company No. 6 made sure that traffic and crowds were safe.

The Montauk Food Pantry receives the benefits from this race.