Turkey Trot helps inmates develop healthy activity that encourages sobriety

Inmates run down NICI's Main St. Water tower in background

North Idaho Correctional Institution’s 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5k race took place on Saturday, November 25th.  

It was a clear, crisp, fall day perfect for running. There were 48 total runners who braved the new course which featured 12 trips up the hill on Main Street and several tight turns along the way – all within NICI’s perimeter.  

It was a good turnout with runners ranging in age from 19 to 58. Raymundo Torres, Blake Marlow, and Antonio Bon led the way in the inmate division with only 16 seconds separating the top three! 

Torres, who had never run a race before, says that he plans on continuing running after he completes his Rider as it is a healthy activity that can keep him on track with his sobriety.   

Lt. Brian Crowl was the lone entrant in the staff division running 19:10 for the 5k distance.  

In addition to the runners, 40 other inmates volunteered their services to help make the race a success. From designing the flyer and poster to conducting registration, timing, and finish-line duties, the volunteers’ efforts were crucial to putting everything together.  

1st place - Raymundo Torres - 22:07               

2nd place - Blake Marlow - 22:15               

3rd place - Antonio Bon - 22:23                    

Under 20 age group winner - Mitchell Wallace - 24:05               

20-29 age group winner - Brenden Reed - 24:07               

30-39 age group winner - Stephen Hickson - 22:50               

40-49 age group winner - Timothy Freund - 28:43               

50 and over age group winner - William Honaker - 30:45

Story published: 11/29/2017
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