5K participants in the running for 3 turkeys, 6 pies

Runners take off from the starting line of the Turkey Trot 5K, held Thursday, Nov. 15, outside the BeeHive Gym at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.

Photo by Andrea Howry / Lighthouse

Runners take off from the starting line of the Turkey Trot 5K, held Thursday, Nov. 15, outside the BeeHive Gym at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.

Information technology specialist Paul Van Zuyle of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Information Technology Center crosses the finish line first with a time of 17 minutes, 35 seconds, during the Turkey Trot 5K at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.

Photo by Andrea Howry / Lighthouse

Information technology specialist Paul Van Zuyle of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Information Technology Center crosses the finish line first with a time of 17 minutes, 35 seconds, during the Turkey Trot 5K at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.

Three turkeys and six pies awaited lucky finishers of the Turkey Trot 5K, held under cloudy skies Thursday, Nov. 15, at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.

More than 130 runners turned out for the event, which coincided with America Recycles Day, prompting the base’s recycling coordinator, Lloyd Nash, to set up a booth at the finish line and give away tote bags, informational brochures and notebooks, all of which were made with recycled products.

“We’ve got a big turnout and good running weather,” said Amanda Haskell, who coordinates the lunchtime 5Ks for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). “And people seem excited about the raffle.”

At the end of the race, Haskell pulled names of finishers and raffled off the turkeys and pies for Thanksgiving.

The first person to cross the finish line outside the Bee-Hive Gym was Paul Van Zuyle, an information technology specialist with Naval Facilities Engineering Command Information Technology Center. He started running lunchtime 5Ks nearly two years ago, finishing his first one in 19 minutes, 30 seconds. This one he finished in 17 minutes, 35 seconds, “and I’m 51 now,” he added proudly.

The first woman to finish was Norma Santiago, with a time of 22 minutes, 11 seconds. She was cheered on by her spouse, Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Santiago, the executive officer of the Naval Construction Training Center.

The next lunchtime 5K is the Sweetheart 5K Run, set for Thursday, Feb. 14, at the BeeHive Gym.

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