ROCKPORT — After a few years being forced to roost due to the pandemic, the Penobscot Bay YMCA’s popular “Turkey Trot” 5-kilometer road race/walk returned with a mighty roar — well, a loud, emphatic gobble gobble — as nearly 270 people turned out to support the 3.1-mile event.

They came to run, walk, socialize and burn calories from the Thanksgiving Day feast of fowl, potato, squash, turnip, gravy, cranberry sauce, peas, carrots, beans, rolls and, of course, pie.

The start of the race. Photo by Ken Waltz

In the end, with late-fall temperatures in the mid-40s and a threat of rain, Connor Daigle, 19, of Union eased across the 3.1-mile course first in 16:44, while Emma Gutheinz, 24, of Camden was the first female finisher in 20:51.

The course for the 12th event, which was last held in 2019, included portions of neighboring Rockport and Camden.

The race for the top spot on Friday morning, Nov. 25 among the 269 supporters was never in doubt as Daigle, a former state champion distance runner at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro who now competes for Division I University of Maine in Orono, eased across the course. Daigle finished with a 5:22 mile pace.

Lisa Cebula of Rockland dresses for the occasion. Photo by Ken Waltz

The push for second was solid between a pair of talented 16-year-olds, namely, Zachary Clement of Rockport (second at 17:06) and Noah Morris of Waldoboro (third at 17:14). Clement had a mile pace of 5:29 and Morris at 5:32.

Will Meyer, 13, of Camden, a Busline League middle school distance champion and one of the state’s most talented young tennis players, placed fourth at 17:49.

For females, Gutheinz and Isabella Anderson, 16, of Appleton vied for first until the finish line, as Anderson was second at 20:55, a mere four seconds behind Gutheinz. The two were 17th and 18th overall with mile paces of 6:42 and 6:43.

Noah Morris of Waldoboro. Photo by Ken Waltz

There were, of course, plenty of runners in the event who looked to push themselves to see what times they could record, while there also were a boatload of walkers simply happy to trek across the course, enjoy vigorous exercise and be part of the return of the post-holiday festivities.

The youngest participant was four and oldest 84.

The event also involved plenty of people from the same family, including several Daigles and Gutheinzs. It was a good opportunity for those in area with family and friends to go for a run, jog or brisk walk.

The motto of the event was: “Run hard, give thanks.”

Emma Gutheinz of Camden, right, and Isabella Anderson of Appleton, left, among others. Photo by Ken Waltz

The individual 5K results, with place, name, age, town and time listed, were: 1, Connor Daigle, 19, Union, 16:44; 2, Zachary Clement, 16, Rockport, 17:06; 3, Noah Morriss, 16, Waldoboro, 17:14; 4, Will Meyer, 13, Camden, 17:49; 5, Scott Layton, 46, Rockport, 17:58; 6, Sam Tooley, 15, Camden, 18:02; 7, Connor Phelan, 17, Germantown, N.Y., 19:15; 8, Slavik Moody, 17, Waldoboro, 19:21; 9, Graham Stoughton, 13, Camden, 19:23; 10, Asher Valentine, 14, Hampden, 19:53; 11, Matthew Norcia, 33, Palermo, 20:07; 12, Ryan Thornell, 37, Rockport, 20:12; 13, Nicholas Citriglia, 43, Camden, 20:35; 14, Colby Daigle, 14, Union, 20:46; 15, Kyle Wood, 22, Rockland, 20:48; 16, Joel Morin, 20, Old Town, 20:50; 17, Emma Gutheinz, 24, Camden, 20:51; 18, Isabella Anderson, 16, Appleton, 20:55; 19, Darren Winchenbach, 41, Saco, 21:08; 20, Abram Philbrook, 13, Owls Head, 21:14; 21, Eliza Roy, 21, Camden, 21:28; 22, Cody Wagner, 32, Hope, 21:37; 23, Cassie Middleton, 15, Camden, 21:47; 24, Jed Daley, 54, Alexandria, Va., 21:49; 25, Marguerite Worner, 13, Camden, 22:00; 26, Luke Snow, 44, Spruce Head, 22:03; 27, Connor Middleton, 13, Camden, 22:04; 28, Flynn Layton, 13, Rockport, 22:08; 29, Henry Fasold, 42, Beverly, Mass., 22:13; 30, Jala Jamison Tooley, 43, Camden, 22:16; 31, Jessamine Bartley-Matthews, 35, Brooklyn, N.Y., 22:38; 32, Matthew Sienkiewicz, 34, Boston, Mass., 22:47; 33, Mike Drolet, 34, Rockland, 22:47; 34, Julie Kelly, 49, Essex Junction, Vt., 23:07; 35, Curtis Kozielec, 49, Hope, 23:15; 36, Sara Sienkiewicz, 33, Boston, Mass., 23:19; 37, Hayden Daigle, 21, Union, 23:23; 38, Corinne Deorsay, 34, Rockland, 23:28; 39, Ella Pierce, 21, Camden, 23:37; 40, Graham Deorsay, 30, Rockland, 23:37; 41, Avery Redfern, 11, Camden, 23:42; 42, Finnegan Hedstrom, 9, Camden, 23:48; 43, Aaron Burt, 51, Princeton, N.J., 23:55; 44, Dionis Phelan, 14, Germantown, N.Y., 23:57; 45, Lauren Howland, 17, Camden, 24:11; 46, Jeremy Valentine, 46, Hampden, 24:21; 47, Ian Kozielec, 16, Hope, 24:25; 48, Bruce Lowry, 42, Tenants Harbor, 42, 24:26; 49, Leo Snyder Hamalainen, 12, White River Junction, 12, 24:30; and 50, Maxwell Horvath, 28, Boston, Mass., 24:33.

Jaden Johnson of Lincolnville (189) and Kaitlyn York of Rockland (166). Photo by Ken Waltz

Also, 51, Megan Phelan, 43, Germantown, N.Y., 24:39; 52, Nate VanLonkhuyzen, 17, Rockport, 24:43; 53, Sarah VanLonkhuyzen, 17, 24:43; 54, Patrick Chamberlin, 38, Rockland, 24:44; 55, Kristine Doherty, 36, Rockland, 24:46; 56, Anne Williard, 33, New York, N.Y., 24:50; 57, Liz Senders, 44, Camden, 25:00; 58, Jack Mortlock, 9, Camden, 25:11; 59, Jaden Johnson, 16, Lincolnville, 25:16; 60, William K. Statz, 61, Camden, 25:20; 61, Baxter Mackenny, 13, Camden, 25:24; 62, Andrew Smith, 61, Camden, 25:26; 63, Amelia Constantine, 13, Rockport, 25:30; 64, Jason Constantine, 46, Rockport, 25:30; 65, Martin Feracci, 42, Rockland, 25:32; 66, Haleigh Cole, 34, West Rockport, 25:41;67, Kaitlyn York, 26, Rockland, 25:42; 68, Sarah Doudera, 33, Hope, 26:14; 69, Cate Middleton, 11, Camden, 26:14; 70, Mary Middleton, 45, Camden, 26:14; 71, Will Eggena 17, Rockport, 26:19; 72, Kara Norcia, 32, Palermo, 26:26; 73, Eve Gutheinz, 21, Camden, 26:27; 74, Max Moore, 21, Camden, 26:27; 75, Eli Hood, 15, Rockport, 26:38; 76, Andrew Cebula, 63, Rockland, 26:38; 77, Matt Kline, 50, Malibu, Calif., 26:42; 78, Sophie Moore, 22, Camden, 26:50; 79, Rachel Chung, 30, Rockland, 26:51; 80, Anthony Inhorn, 23, Lincolnville, 26:57; 81, Dario Ravelli, 12, Rockport, 26Z:58; 82, Zach Valentine, 11, Hampden, 26:59; 83, Devan Long, 27, South Thomaston, 27:00; 84, Vincent Inhorn, 21, Lincolnville, 27:06; 85, Emily Davis, 24, Rockland, 27:13; 86, Aden Clemente, 20, Camden, 27:19; 87, Thomas Clemente, 16, Camden, 27:19; 88, Joseph Inhorn, 25, Lincolnville, 27:22; 89, Lincoln Anderson, 11, East Haddam, Conn., 27:29; 90, Owen Nash, 19, Boston, Mass., 27:30; 91, Kelly Anderson, 39, East Haddam, Conn., 27:34; 92, Lisa Dec, 43, Camden, 27:35; 93, Cal Egan, 36, Camden, 27:44; 94, Dexter Hedstrom, 11, Camden, 27:45; 95, Tom Edge, 48, Camden, 27:49; 96, Sienna Barstow, 26, Thomaston, 27:52; 97, Cassidy Novicka, 17, Rockland, 27:53; 98, Laura Buxbaum, 64, Waldoboro, 27:55; 99, Kate Edge, 48, Camden, 27:57; and 100, Pam Kenniston, 63, Rockland, 28:05.

Ella Pierce of Camden, left, among others. Photo by Ken Waltz

Additionally, 101, Joella Marriner, 61, Owls Head, 28:09; 102, Molly MacIntosh, 38, Lincolnville, 28:09; 103, Kergan Thoman, 37, Lincolnville, 28:10; 104, Sue King, 58, Annapolis, Md., 28:23; 105, Emma Wendt, 41, Rockland, 28:25; 106, Asher Hatch, 11, Rockland, 28:28; 107, Emily Meclenburg, 39, Rockland, 28:30; 108, Charlotte Hood, 18, Rockport, 28:30; 109, Laura Moustakerski, 49, New York, 28:36; 110, Justin Blake, 52, Lincolnville, 28:38; 111, Anita Hamalainen, 44, White Rivert Junction, Vt., 28:40; 112, Nathan Goldstein, 50, Rockport, 28:42; 113, Nathan Perkins, 37, Camden, 28:52; 114, Enza Citriglia, 9, Camden, 28:55; 115, Kendra Emery, 43, Camden, 28:56; 116, Jezabel Salas, 50, Camden, 28:58; 117, Katerine Killoran, 54, Rockport, 28:58; 118, Nathan Neville, 42, Lincolnville, 29:18; 119, Meghan Hedstrom, 40, Camden, 29:20; 120, Nick Stilwell, 41, South Thomaston, 29:28; 121, Ian Woodruff, 24, Camden, 29:37; 122, Maddy Berg, 24, Camden, 29:37; 123, Christopher Sailer, 46, New York, 29:42; 124, Gracie Callanan, 20, Wellesley, Mass., 29:54; 125, Shannan Callanan, 26, Scituate, Mass., 29:56; 126, Timothy Shaw, 69, Camden, 30:02; 127, Marcarthur Baralla, 44, Owls Head, 30:07; 128, Owen Post, 15, Owls Head, 30:27; 129, Lisa Renton, 52, Camden, 30:31; 130, Betsy Callanan, 57, Scituate, Mass., 31:09; 131, Maire Callanan, 30, Scituate, Mass., 31:09; 132, Scott Woodruff, 54, Camden, 31:16; 133, Emily Sontag, 43, Rockport, 31:44; 134, Kestin Murphy, 13, Camden, 31:46; 135, Natalie Murphy, 26, Camden, 31:47; 136, Pete Moustakerski, 54, New York, 31:49; 137, Maria Schwarz, 57, Rockport, 32:00; 138, Jamie Ravelli, 41, Rockport, 32:04; 139, Samantha Mortlock, 46, Camden, 32:06; 140, David Mortlock, 45, Camden, 32:06; 141, Marieka Kline, 48, Malibu, Calif., 32:08; 142, Megan Stilwell, 37, South Thomaston, 3:25; 143, Jennifer York, 54, Rockland, 32:26; 144, Graham Eggena, 14, Rockport, 32:29; 145, Ruth Jahn, 41, Hope, 32:44; 146, Camden Valentine, 16, Hampden, 32:47; 147, Lisa Cebula, 23, Rockland, 33:33; 148, Mark Eggena, 54, Rockport, 33:33; 149, Helen Bonzi, 64, Rockland, 33:52; and 150, Sarah Post, 49, Owls Head, 34:00.

Nate VanLonkhuyzen, right, and Sarah VanLonkhuyzen, left, both of Rockport, among others. Photo by Ken Waltz

Also, 151, Alayna Marchessault, 15, Thomaston, 34:30; 152, Jane Merrill, 60, Camden, 34:31; 153, Michelle Davis, 53, Rockport, 35:01; 154, Reese Novicka, 15, Rockland, 35:02; 155, Jennifer Novicka, 46, Rockland, 35:02; 156, Steve Arsenault, 66, South Thomaston, 35:06; 157, Nolan Neville, 7, Lincolnville, 35:16; 158, Perri Gottlieb, 46, Rockport, 35:17; 159, David Bruce, 59, Tenants Harbor, 36:23; 160, Emily Blacjke, 54, Falmouth, 37:07; 161, Ben Troutman, 20, Camden, 37:32; 162, Shannon Kinney, 53, Thomaston, 37:41; 163, John Burns, 63, Camden, 37:57; 164, Gordon Mcguire, 19, Camden, 38:34; 165, Clara Venghiattis, 15, Rockport, 38:51; 166, Georiga Heintzman, 16, Hope, 39:30; 167, Brooke Hoppe, 26, Tenants Harbor, 39:30; 168, Peter O’Brien, 52, South Thomaston, 40:01; 169, Gerald Bott, 28, West Lebanon, N.H.,, 40:09; 170, Emma Woodruff, 26, Camden, 40:09; 171, Carney Anderson, 39, East Haddam, Conn., 40:29; 172, Berkley Anderson, 8, East Haddam, Conn., 40:29; 173, Robin Sailer, 46, New York, 40:37; 174, Casey Maguire, 48, Camden, 40:38; 175, Candy Hutchison, 72, Rockport, 40:50; 176, Greta Venghiattis, 11, Rockport, 42:06; 177, Etta Ohrt, 11, Rockport, 42:27; 178, John Prendergast, 50, Camden, 43:19; 179, Ruth Prendergast, 10, Camden, 43:19; 180, Jane Valentine, 8, Hampden, 43:49; 181, Kim Hales, 49, Salt Lake City, Utah, 43:56; 182, Penny York, 49, Rockland, 44:00; 183, Tracy Valentine, 45, Hampden, 44:02; 184, Danny Gaylor, 7, Rockport, 44:02; 185, Heather Gaylor, 31, Rockport, 44:02; 186, Oscar Prendergast, 8, Camden, 44:05; 187, Ellen Deorsay, 67, Rockland, 45:12; 188, Nicole Hatch, 38, Rockland, 45:16; 189, Kacy Wendling, 43, Camden, 45:55; 190, Axel Wendling, 4, Camden, 45:55; 191, Luke Wendling, 46, Camden, 45:55; 192, Joyce Mohr, 57, Rockport, 46:17; 193, Leah Chamberlin, 36, Rockland, 46:20; 194, Elizabeth Black, 43, Rockland, 46:20; 195, Aren Gottlieb, 50, Rockport, 47:10; 196, Cheryl Liechty, 51, Rockport, 47:11; 197, Steve Ruelke, 73, Union, 47:51; 198, Jack Edgar, 17, Lincolnville, 48:24; 199, Kimberly Edgar, 50, Lincolnville, 48:24; and 200, Julia Hegan, 64, Rockport, 48:45.

Jala Jamison Tooley of Camden, left, and Flynn Layton of Rockport, among others. Photo by Ken Waltz

And, 201, Nancy Hood, 46, Swampscot, Mass., 49:03; 202, Isaiah Smth, 17, Camden, 49:05; 203, Nyima Smith, 13, Camden, 49:05; 204, Catrina Smith, 10, Camden, 49:06; 205, Diane Ridley, 73, Camden, 50:13; 206, Kathleen Deupree, 76, Camden, 50:15; 207, Magnolia Roth, 15, Rockport, 50:31; 208, Ram Roth, 58, Rockport, 50:31; 209, Dyane Mohr, 75, Camden, 50:37; 210, Evan Constantine, 15, Rockport, 51:14; 211, Hanna McKellar, 21, Camden, 51:17; 212, Chase Maguire, 14, Camden, 51;17; 213, Susan Hood, 52, Rockport, 51:23; 214, Robin Hood, 75, Kennebunk, 51:23; 215, Cilla Weatherwax, 75, Camden, 51:33; 216, Kathy Valente, 77, Camden, 51:33; 217, Bruin Gaylor, 9, Rockport, 51:35; 218, Alex Gaylor, 32, Rockport, 52:08; 219, Allison Maguire, 47, Camden, 52;47; 220, Jordan Black, 13, Rockland, 53:12; 221, Nina Black, 15, Rockland, 53:13; 222, Patricia Danscen, 68, Camden, 54:19; 223, Margaret Jay Braatz, 69, Camden, 54:28; 224, Maureen Gordon, 68, Camden, 54:28; 225, Eric Buck, 68, Camden, 54:30; 226, Ann Donaldson, 82, Union, 55:00; 227, Lorna Hills, 71, Union, 55:01; 228, Barbara Hallinan, Rockport, 68, 55:01; 229, Tom Barnes, 38, Camden, 55:37; 230, Leanne Smith, 39, Camden, 55:38; 231, Sally Smith, 57, Camden, 55:42; 232, Mark Minear, 61, town unavailable, 55:45; 233, Caroline Weber, 27, Boston, Mass., 55:45; 234, Tracy Stoner, 62, Dunedin, 55:45; 235, Ellen Spring, 70, Thomaston, 57:08; 236, Victora Foust, 28, Owls Head, 57:14; 237, Lynda Lecoe, 58, Rockland, 57:15; 238, Nan Bow, 63, Rockport, 57:49; 239, Wlliam Bow, 64, Rockport, 57:49; 240, Peg Carr, 64, Windsor, Conn., 57:49; 241, Tom Carr, Windsor, Conn., 57:50; 242, Annie Woodruff, 54, Camden, 1:01:11; 243, Karen Pettigrew, 84, Camden, 1:01:12; 244, Joan Goottlieb, 76, Rockport, 1:02:06; 245, Mitchell Davis, 54, Rockport, 1:02:06; 246, Ellen Carr, 66, Rockland, 1:02:39; 247, Megan Carr, 33, Rockland, 1:02:39; 248, Michele Neumann, Lincolnville, 51, 1:06:52; and 249, Peter Neumann, 62, Lincolnville, 1:07:02.

Supporters: Mike Arsenault, 35, South Thomaston; Hope Brochin, 61, Weston, Mass.; Jacob Dinces, 37, Tenants Harbor; Lindsey Grant, 38, Rockland; Abby Layton, 13, Rockport; Mike Layton, 48, Rockport; Diane Lebson, 52, Camden; John Murray, 60, Camden; Julie Sirois, 35, St. George; Roger Wesley Smith, 38, Searsport; Richard Truex, 36, Rockport; Amber Ward, 39, Rockport; and Ellen Wilson, 65, Boston, Mass.; Joseph Sienkiewicz, 65, Camden; Carolyn Sienkiewicz, 65, Camden; Bob Gordon, 63, Camden; Jane Benner, 68, Thomaston; Elzabeth Neville, 44, Lincolnville; Lynn Harrington, 70, Camden; and Drew Davies, 31, New York, N.Y.