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Loveland Turkey Trot Breaks Record - AGAIN!


LOVELAND, CO (Nov. 29, 2013)--- The Loveland Turkey Trot 5K run/walk was held Thanksgiving morning at McKee Medical Center. Warm temperatures and blue skies allowed for perfect running conditions with over 2,400 people entering the race, the most ever for the 12th anniversary edition of this annual Loveland tradition.

Over $57,000 were raised and 100 percent of entry fees and sponsorship contributions will benefit the Heart Watchers Rehabilitation Program at McKee.

The Heart Watchers Program is a phase III/IV cardiac rehabilitation program that exists to provide the Loveland-Berthoud area with a low-cost, medically supervised, exercise and education program for persons at high risk for, or diagnosed with heart disease. 

This long-standing Loveland program became part of McKee Medical Center in 1999 after operating independently for over 20 years.  Funds to support Heart Watchers are held at the McKee Medical Center Foundation.

Overall Winners

1st Place Male: Gus Waneka with a time of 15:43; 1st Place Female: Riley Cooney with a time of 17:53; 1st Place Male Masters: Brandon Weaver with a time of 18:22 and 1st Place Female Masters: Tonya Barber with a time of 21:01. The Fastest Team prize went to the Giddy Gobblers with an overall time of 51:16. The Largest Team prize went to the Lucile Erwin Middle School Team awarding them the Middle School Challenge Grant of $250 to spend on wellness activities at the school.

Timed results for each runner can be found at McKee Medical Center Foundation.

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