Turkey Trot Thanksgiving

Mario Oramas, far left, with his son, PCHS baseball team member Gregory, and daughter Cheyenne volunteered at the well-attended Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning.  See more photos from Turkey Trot on Pages 8 & 9 (Photo by Marilyn Sturek/The Flume)

By Marilyn Sturek


The Bailey Turkey Trot was back to normal racing protocols for Thanksgiving, 2021 with all participants running or walking together from the start line at 9:30 a.m.

After brief instructions and a group photograph, the race began under a beautiful blue mountain sky and crisp temperatures.

The Turkey Trot was again hosted by Bailey Outdoor Education and Recreation Area (BOERA) with participants giving a $5 donation. The proceeds from this year’s race benefitted the Platte Canyon High School baseball team.

PCHS baseball team member Gregory Oramas explained proceeds from the day’s event might help his program in the future.

“The money could go to make field improvements and towards buying new uniforms.” Oramas added,

Oramas was at the race as a volunteer with his dad Mario and sister Cheyenne. Other team members were also present.

Many PCHS graduates and local families participated. PCHS student and cross country team member Tate Heinemann took an early lead with PCHS graduate Jarrod Puseman close behind.

Every racer, whether running or walking, enjoyed the beautiful scenery and comraderywith other racers.

Complete results from the Fun Run will be published in next week’s edition of The Flume.

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