The start of the five-mile race Thursday morning. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without an annual Turkey Trot.
The 34th annual Shoreham-Wading River Thanksgiving Day Races kicked off Thursday morning near the Miller Avenue School in Shoreham. There were two one-mile races, one for kids, as well as a five-mile race.
Longtime SWR track coaches Paul Koretzki and Bob Szymanski helped organize the event, which benefits a scholarship fund.
See more photos from the races below:
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Three months after going into cardiac arrest at the Jamesport Fire Department Sound to Bay 10K, Peter Orlowski of Mattituck crossed the finish line of the Mattituck Turkey Trot with his wife and daughters Thursday.
Less than three months ago, Mattituck resident Peter Orlowski went into cardiac arrest while running at the Jamesport Fire Department’s Sound to Bay 10K race.
This Thanksgiving, he’s grateful for his health and he isn’t afraid to show it. Mr. Orlowski, a 38-year member of the Mattituck Fire Department, was one of 1,100 people who turned out to run in the Mattituck-Cutchogue Teachers’ Association’s 7th annual turkey trot Thursday morning.
Be sure to read more about Mr. Orlowki’s remarkable comeback in next week’s paper. And check out more photos from the turkey trot below: