Thanksgiving Day 5k sees record turnout

EdgarMay’s Thanksgiving Day 5k drew a record crowd that Thursday morning. Photo by Debbie Graham

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The fifth annual EdgarMay Thanksgiving Day 5k saw a record turnout with 181 registered participants. This annual event, organized by the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center, starts and ends at Springfield Hospital. The event has grown each year with friends and families celebrating the start of the holiday in an active and healthy way. The top male finisher was Brett Mastangello with a time of 17:22 and the top female finisher was Makayla Early who finished the 3.1-mile course in 21:28. The top male and female finishers took home the prized turkey legs.

Other prizes given out at the race included Largest Family, which was won by the Spilsbury contingent of Charlestown, N.H. with 18 participants. The youngest participant was Eowyn McNaughton at 7 months old. Kira Kamud was the participant who traveled the furthest to participate; Kira was visiting Springfield for the holiday from Whitefish, Mont.

All proceeds from the event support the EdgarMay’s scholarship programs, which help provide youth, seniors, and families the opportunity for health, wellness, and exercise.

This race also represented the final of four races in the Springfield Race Series. Combined with the other events, the Springfield Dam Run, Lace up for Laura, and Springfield Booster Dash, participants are vying for the top spot in their age group. Division winners will be announced in mid-December.

The EdgarMay Thanksgiving Day 5k is graciously sponsored by Mascoma Bank, Springfield Medical Care Systems, Springfield Food Co-op, Bibens Ace Hardware, Lawrence and Wheeler Insurance, the Springfield Rotary Club, H.B. Energy Solutions, and HCRS.

For more information about the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center or to get involved with the 2020 Thanksgiving Day 5k, please call 802-855-2568 or email

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