en English
en Englishes Spanishpt Portuguesear Arabicht Haitian Creolezh-TW Chinese (Traditional)


Your Local Online News Source for Over 3 Decades

Return of the Turkey Trot

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

(Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release sent by Peter Rossetti of the Friends of Breakheart.)

  Sunday, November 21, 2021, saw the restart of the annual Turkey Trot at Breakheart Reservation at Forest Street in Saugus. No race was held last year due to Covid. Approximately 100 people attended the race. The winner of the race for the men’s division had a time of 17:40 minutes for the 5k run. That was an excellent time, and, frankly, he wasn’t even breathing hard when he crossed the finish line. The winner of the women’s division had a time of 21:30, an excellent time for her division. The last runner came in at about 46:10.

  It was a great day for a race. The weather was cool, but not frigid, so even the spectators were comfortable. It was great to see the camaraderie among the runners after a long recess due to covid.

  After the race there was a raffle with an assortment of turkeys, a ham and other prizes for the raffle winners. Sponsors supplied refreshments, including water, bananas and oranges.

  This year’s sponsors include the state Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR), the Friends of Breakheart Reservation, Trader Joe’s, Peter A. Rossetti Insurance, Stop & Shop Saugus, MP Realty Group, Nazzaro Family and Val Kappa Art.

  Other events are being planned for Breakheart by the Friends of Breakheart and DCR. A New Year’s Day hike is scheduled for New Year’s Day at 10 a.m. There will be a shorter and a longer hike on the roads and trails in Breakheart with DCR guides. It is a great way to start the New Year.

  We are also planning other activities, including sledding, if we get snow, for the family, maple sugaring and a park cleanup when the weather improves. The Friends group is always looking for volunteers to help with projects. If interested, please call Peter A. Rossetti Jr. at 781-233-1855.

  We look forward to seeing you at the Park.

FRIENDS OF BREAKHEART RESERVATION AT TURKEY TROT: Pictured from left to right, Bob Nazzaro, Joyce Vecchiarelli, Cynthia Regnier and Darlene Minincleri relax after a great race. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate)
THIS YEAR’S TURKEY TROT (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate)

Contact Advocate Newspapers