PERU — A light blanket of snow coated the streets of Peru Thursday and made for a brisk morning for the Peru Lions Club's 42nd annual John P. Adams Memorial Turkey Trot.
There were 392 participants who braved the elements and built up a Thanksgiving appetite.
Ryan Derrick (Boulder, Colorado) was the top male finisher in the 5K, completing the course in a time of 17:44, while Lucas Barton (Plattsburgh) and Travis Dunham (Peru) took second and third, respectively, with times of 18:54 and 19:23.
Peru resident Sara Dunham made her hometown proud by winning the women's 5K, crossing the finish line at 19:03.
Katie Beringer of Boulder, Colorado, came in second at 20:20 and New York City's Liz Uliva (21:23) snagged third.
In the 10K-ish, J. Matthew Medeiros of Saranac grabbed first place, showcasing a 32:25 time and finishing ahead of Plattsburgh's Abe Armani-Munn (36:59) and Saranac's Philip Lynch (37:12).
The women's 10K-ish featured a first-place finish from Canton's Mary Kate Howard (39:04).
A time of 39:31 solidified second place for Cassie Sellars of Plattsburgh, and Patty McCormick from Keene Valley came in third at 39:37.
Keith Parker-Wingler (West Chazy) claimed first in the 1-mile race and Fun Run/Walk on the men's side, finishing his trot at 8:52.
Honeoye Falls' Mason Mitchell (9:52) and Morrisonville's Carl Benware (10:09) placed second and third.
The top three female finishers in the 1-mile race and Fun Run/Walk were all locals.
Peru's Rylee Chamberlain (7:34), Plattsburgh's Elly Cunningham (7:55) and Peru's Julia Ryan (8:37) notched first, second and third.