The 7th annual Hot to Trot 5K/10K and Fun Run was once again a great success! It was amazing to see thousands of runners and walkers out bright and early Thanksgiving morning for our race. We feel so privileged to be a part of such a welcoming and fun running community, and we're thrilled to see it grow year after year!
Hot to Trot is a great way to do something healthy and fun on this American holiday, and it is also a way to give back and share our abundance with those who need it. The Hot to Trot races help raise money for A Hand Up for Women, a local non-profit life-management and job-readiness program that brings dignity, self-confidence, and hope to women who might otherwise remain trapped in addiction, abuse, poverty, and despair. We are so grateful to all who participated and supported us and this wonderful organization! The Hot to Trot races also sponsor a canned food drive for Sister Martha's Food Pantry every year.
Congratulations to our winners and to all of our finishers! As has become tradition, our awards are hand-crafted mugs and plates by Stony Clay Station. Awards are at the store for pick-up for the Overall Male and Female, Overall Master Male and Female, and for the top three finishers in each age group. The plates are awarded to the overall male, female, and master finishers and the mugs are awarded to the age group finishers. Check your results on Total Race Solutions.
We would like to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to our WalkFit, No Boundaries 5k and Next Steps 10k Training Group participants who graduated their 10 week training program at the Hot to Trot 5K and 10K! You worked very hard and should be proud of all you've accomplished.
H2T race vols helped us get this race ready and organized by doing everything from helping with shirt pickup and monitoring the race course, to preparing post-race food donated by Publix. Speaking of food, First Watch kindly donated mountains of muffins and juice especially for our race vols to enjoy.
We would like to extend a big thank you to our first responders - The Knox County Sheriff's Office, the Knoxville Police Department, and the Knoxville Fire Department. Thanks for keeping everyone safe on the course!
Did you flex your muscles for CrossFit Knoxville at the water stop? They once again rallied a volunteer team to pass out water on the course, keeping those runners and walkers hydrated!
Ladies from A Hand Up for Women, our race beneficiary, were also there working in the background as volunteers and we'd like to send out a big thank you to them for their hard work.
It was another great year for us, and we're looking forward to spending many more Thanksgivings with you! Happy Holidays from our family to yours!