Story and photos by Leon Thompson
November 30, 2015 Thanksgiving Day (Santee) – The fourth annual Waddle and Trot 5K Fun Run (that’s the waddle part) and race (for the trotters) took off from the parking lot of the Pathways Community Church at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Over 600 runners raced down Mast Boulevard and into Santee Lakes park.
The course took competitors around three lovely lakes while Egrets and Great Blue Heron watched with cautious curiosity. You cannot imagine a more eclectic group. There were people of all ages from 90 years old to the unborn and every color you can imagine.
But we all had one thing in common – to reach out and help someone in need, collectively do a good deed and in spread a little holiday cheer along the way. All proceeds went to benefit the Santee Santas and the Santee Food Bank.