Cedric Jaggers emailed me after I wrote a piece in Charleston Scene about Thanksgiving Day being the biggest day for road racing the United States. So he crunched last Thursday’s numbers to put in his bi-monthly online newsletter.
“I was surprised by how many T-Day races there were in SC, I had never really paid attention to it before. The most races I’ve found results for in any weekend this year is 21 and that has happened twice,” says Jaggers.
I’m going to include this in the next Gazette but if you want to use it in an article feel free.
2013 SOUTH CAROLINA THANKSGIVING DAY & TURKEY RACES
compiled by Cedric Jaggers
T-DAY IS THE DAY FOR RACING at least for Thursday races as A TOTAL OF 13,529 timed finishers crossed the finish line that day. Largest single race in the state was the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston on April 6th with 31,458 timed finishers.
Place Finishers Race Name DISTANCE Location Edition
1 6,563 TURKEY DAY 5K Charleston 36th
2 1,173 PIGGLY WIGGLY TURKEY TROT 5K Hilton Head 25th
3 1,118 TREES GREENVILE TURKEY DAY 8K Greenville 5th
4 743 BGC TURKEY DAY RUN 5K Columbia 9th
5 620 SURFSIDE ROTARY TURKEY TROT 5K Surfside Bch 4th
6 549 GRAND STRAND TUKEY TROT 5K Myrtle Beach 7th
7 482 TURKEY TROT 5K Hartsville 22nd
8 440 SUMTER YMCA TURKEY TROT 5K Sumter 31st
9 412 ELECTRIC CITY GOBBLER 5K Anderson 10th
10 340 SURFSIDE ROTARY TURKEY TROT 10K Surfside Bch 4th
11 306 BLUFFTON TURKEY CHASE 5K Bluffton 4th
12 279 PIGGLY WIGGLEY TURKEY TROT 10K Hilton Head 25th
13 202 GRAND STRAND TURKEY TROT 8K Myrtle Beach 7th
14 202 TURKEY TROT 5K Aiken 2nd
15 100 GOBBLE YOUR GIBBLETS 5K Spartanburg 7th