Seton Students Participate in the 104th Annual Thanksgiving Day Race
By Sydney Schultz
On November 28, Thanksgiving, 13 Seton students ran in the 104th annual Thanksgiving Day Race throughout down town Cincinnati and Newport, Kentucky. According to Runner’s World Magazine, Cincinnati’s Thanksgiving Day Race is the sixth oldest race in America, starting in 1908, only behind the Boston Marathon and a handful of other nearly century-old events.
The 10K (6.2 mi) race started at 9am, and despite the chilly 25 degree weather, 14,245 people came and crossed the finish line.
Olivia Hess finished in 45:53, Gabby Hirlinger in 48:39, Molly Henderson in 51:05, Abby Pace in 51:06, Jessica Rieskamp in 52:43, Kaitlyn Fields in 52:55, Sydney Schultz in 53:03, Sammie Moore in 55:26, Mikayla Hartoin in 1:01, Corrine Duetenberg in 1:06, Morgan Masminster in 1:12, Ashley O’Brien in 1:12, and McKenzie Custer in 1:28. The average finishing time of all 14, 245 runners was 1:10, which truly shows how awesome Seton students did on the course!
Senior and cross country runner Mikayla Hartoin stated, “I run this race every year and I love it because my family does it together. After the six miles I definitely can feel better about eating my turkey for dinner!”
The race benefited the Ronald McDonald House, Girls on the Run, Barrett Cancer Center, Go Vibrant, Kilgour School, Clark Montessori, Neediest Kids of All, Goodwill, Accounting for Kids, Roger Bacon, Melanoma Know More, and many others.
Great job girls!