Thursday November 28th, 2019
San Jose, California
Distance: 10K · 5K
Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”. Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with a few thousand neighbors? It’s an event the whole family will enjoy! Many have made the “run” or “walk” a Thanksgiving Day tradition.
|2nd Male||13:49||Edwin Kibichiy||25||USA|
|3rd Male||13:51||Connor Winter||25||USA|
|4th Male||13:54||Jordan Gusman||21||USA|
|2nd Female||16:02||Eleanor Fulton||25||USA|
|3rd Female||16:03||Rochelle Lynn Kanuho||23||USA|
|4th Female||16:04||Rachel Johnson||24||USA|
|M 40-49||17:11||Jeffrey Page||41||Los Gatos, CA|
|M 50-59||19:00||Alex Gonzalez||52||San Jose, CA|
|M 60-69||23:07||Phillip Tracey||60||Cupertino, CA|
|M 70+||22:40||Mike Berbarian||71||Pocatello, ID|
|F 40-49||20:50||Mish Chadwick||42||Los Gatos,CA|
|F 50-59||21:05||Joanie Carew||50||Louisville. CO|
|F 60-69||24:03||Shelley Sumner||63||Los Gatos, CA|
|F 70+||27:49||Louise Chu||72||San Mateo,CA|
On Thanksgiving morning, 2004, Carl and Leslee Guardino heard a radio report announcing “20,000 people downtown running and walking to benefit the needy” in Sacramento. Carl turned to Leslee and said, “Somebody ought to do a race like that here.” Leslee gave Carl that look that said, “Maybe that somebody should be us.”
Reaching out to Bob Brownstein at Working Partnerships, a think-tank arm of the Central Labor Council, a partnership was formed. Several months later, a major milestone occurred when Joe Pon of Applied Materials successfully championed to the company the idea of Applied serving as the Multi-Year Title Sponsor. With a title sponsor, and then several branded co-sponsors, the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot “was born.
Three great local charities serving local residents – Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties –were initially selected as multi-year beneficiaries, and a volunteer Executive Steering Committee started planning the first race, set for Thanksgiving Day, 2005.
The event blossomed beyond everyone’s wildest imagination.