Turkey Trot, 2021 ~ First Finisher May Have Set a Course Record

Another tradition returned on Thanksgiving morning: Beford’s Turkey Trot drew scores of runners and walkers who raised $15,000 for the Bedford Food Pantry. Congratulations to race organizer Chuck Connell and his team, as well as all the participants in this morning’s event.

Finishing in what was noted as a possible all-time course record of 15:55, Alex Healey hardly broke a sweat; Anoush Arakelian was the first woman to finish; and Rowan Quinlan, accompanied by a cousin visiting from the west coast, was the first walker.

Turkey Trot 2021 is a picture story in two galleries. One by The Bedford Citizen and a second by local photographer Rob Ackerman.

The Bedford Citizen’s Gallery

Rob Ackerman Images

The Bedford Citizen thanks Rob for sharing the images in this gallery beneath TBC’s photo of him at work, and on his website where individual images are available for free download or to purchase as souvenir prints.


Rob Ackerman at work ~ Image (c) JMcCT, 2021 all rights reserved

Rob’s Gallery


Correction, 11/26/2021: Rowan Quinlan was incorrectly identified as ‘Ryan Quinlan’ when the article was originally posted.


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