Community members run for flightless birds at USAG Ansbach’s annual Turkey Trot

Community members of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach begin the Turkey Trot the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The top male and female finishers received a turkey for their speed and perseverance.

Community members of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach begin the Turkey Trot the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The top male and female finishers received a turkey for their speed and perseverance.

ANSBACH, Germany (Nov. 21, 2016) – Several community members at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach ran through the cold and the rain around Katterbach Kaserne Saturday morning during the garrison’s annual Turkey Trot.

Santiago Norat, center, was the fastest male finisher during the Turkey Trot.

Santiago Norat, center, was the fastest male finisher during the Turkey Trot.

The top male and female finishers of the 3.2-mile circuit around Katterbach Army Airfield received a free frozen turkey.

Stephanie Hoehne, Senior Executive Service, the director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Headquarters Installation Management Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Hatfield, G9, HQ IMCOM, attended the Turkey Trot as it coincided with a visit with USAG Ansbach FMWR staff. Hoehne and Hatfield also toured the FMWR facilities and learned about support to Soldiers at Katterbach Army Airfield, Storck Barracks, Camp Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania, and Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.

Susanna Reinhart, center, was the fastest female finisher during the Turkey Trot.

Susanna Reinhart, center, was the fastest female finisher during the Turkey Trot.

Hoehne and Philip Romanelli, USAG Ansbach deputy to the garrison commander, awarded the top runners of the race with their turkeys before Hoehne received a tour of the Katterbach Fitness Center.

Santiago Norat was the fastest male runner and fastest overall, and Susanna Reinhart was the fastest female runner. Both took home a prize bird.


For photos of the event, visit www.flickr.com/photos/usagansbachphotos/albums/72157675572552640.

To learn more about fitness opportunities at USAG Ansbach, visit https://ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach/categories/sports-and-fitness.

To learn more about Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at USAG Ansbach, visit http://ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach.

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