Runners, walkers welcome back Farmington's Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble

Noel Lyn Smith
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The chilly fall temperature on the morning of Nov. 20 did not deter 121 runners and 80 walkers from participating in the 2021 Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble.

The 5K run and 2-mile walk returned to downtown Farmington after canceling last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The course starts and ends at Orchard Plaza Park with a route that goes on Main Street, Arrington Street, Airport Drive, Navajo Street, Auburn Avenue, Apache Street and Orchard Avenue.

Farmington resident Sebastian Hogue was the first runner to cross the finish line with a time of 18 minutes and 24 seconds.

Participants in the 2021 Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble on Nov. 20 proceed down Orchard Avenue to the finish line in downtown Farmington.

The last time Hogue ran the 5K race was in 2018.

While it was good to return, the challenging part of the course remains the hill on Airport Drive, he said.

"I like the course. It's challenging and it’s a fun community event," Hogue said.

The event was organized by the Farmington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs department and the Downtown Association.

Proceeds benefited the Children's Hope Foundation in Farmington.

Walkers move on Main Street during the 2021 Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble on Nov. 20 in downtown Farmington.

Noel Lyn Smith covers the Navajo Nation for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4636 or by email at

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