Record Turn-Out for the Turkey Day 5K 2009


The 2009 Turkey Day 5K was a huge success with a wonderful turnout of 80 people!  Despite the man-eating mosquitos, the enthusiastic group assembled at Annaberg for a pre-holiday feast workout.  A large number of families, both local and visitors, came out to enjoy the morning and run the course together, with many of the youngsters surpassing their parents! The new course this year showcased the beauty of St. John and the VI National Park by combining a bit of road and dirt trail running in the scenic Francis/Annaberg area.  Top finishers took home tasty Thanksgiving treats such as pies, quick bread, dinner rolls, and cookies from Baked in the Sun.  Indeed, some of the treats never made it home and were devoured right there on the spot!  This year’s event asked participants to donate a canned or non-perishable food item that would be donated to a St. John soup kitchen.  The response was very enthusiastic and a very large box was filled to overflowing with donated items.  The St. John Landsharks would like to thank everyone for coming out and making this year’s Turkey Day 5K the best ever!  We would also like to thank St. John Rescue for attending the event and keeping a watchful eye over everyone.  For a complete list of results, please see the attached links.  Happy Holidays Everyone!  


Results by Name

Results by Time


Top Finishers:


  1. Charles Dewey 18:51

  2. Adam Thill 20:07

  3. Brent Lynn 21:06

  4. Evan Jones 21:10

  5. Kevin Chipman 21:27



  1. Jamis Huff 23:15

  2. Sarah Swan 24:54

  3. Melanie Edmondson 24:57

  4. Amanda Hill 25:10

  5. Alexis Gruczkowski 26:07


Kids' Short Course

  1. Adelaide Jones 14:07

  2. Joie Gerhardt 24:00

  3. Alex Bennet 24:00