Special Olympics Delaware recognizes Sea Colony

With sunny skies and moderate temperatures, 215 people participated in Sea Colony’s 12th Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held annually on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The event, which benefits Special Olympics Delaware, has become a tradition. Certificates were presented to the first-, second- and third-place male and female winners from age groups ranging from 9-and-younger to 80-and-older.

This year’s overall winner was 12-year-old Blake Hundley of Bethany Beach, with a time of 16:58:0 minutes. Emma Barthelmess, 12, also from Bethany Beach, was the top female finisher, with a time of 20:17.4 minutes.

Eight local Special Olympics athletes participated in the run and presented a plaque of appreciation to Sea Colony. Jen Neal, fitness and activities manager, accepted the award, and said, “I’ve known many Special Olympics athletes and their families for years. We are so proud of them. We see them working out and swimming at the Freeman Fitness Center and developing athletic skills at the Tennis Center.”

Neal also noted an overwhelming response from community businesses that support the event. A complete list of sponsors is available at SeaColonyRecreation.org, under Things to Do/Special Events/Turkey Trot.

Registration information for the 2015 Turkey Trot will be posted on the website in September. Results of the race are available at SeaShoreStriders.com.