Runners Enjoy Warm Day for the Annual Donohue's Turkey Trot in Watertown on Thanksgiving Morning

Hundreds of runners and walkers tackled the 5K race sponsored by Donohue's Bar and Grill and benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Watertown.


A warm and sunny late November morning greeted the hundreds of runners, walkers and Watertown residents looking to burn a few calories at the 7th annual Turkey Trot, Thursday morning. 

The annual event sponsored by Donohue's Bar and Grill benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Watertown.

The fastest time was turned in by Kerwin Vega of Allston, with a time of 16:06. 

The day also included a kids' race around the block near Donohue's Bar and Grill. 

John DiMascio November 26, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Steven, Donahue's is pub. That means it's Restaurant not just a bar. But that's not the point. What if it was a bar.? It's sponsoring a charitable event. Does it get publicity for doing it? Yes it does. And there isn't a thing wrong with that. It's a legal business. There is nothing illegal about possessing, drinking, or selling alcoholic beverages (so long as you have a license). I'm as conservative, probably more conservative anyone in Watertown. I don't drink myself. But I'm not about to promote bringing back prohibition. Donahue's is a legitimate business. JD, although thick as brick when it comes to politics, is business owner who employs people,paying them a decent wage. He has supported various youth activities and sports for years. He's a family man with 4 children of his own. He would no more promote underage drinking than I would ever vote for Democrat in a partisan election.
Steven Cavaretta November 26, 2012 at 07:14 PM
The truth is i run for fun not to show off. Dont spend a bunch of cash to buy fancy kicks or spandex to get people to look at me. Not that kind of guy i just run. The truth is alice smith never posted before now to come after me. Yeah alice the patch frowns on making up a name. So alice are you jimmie or gary m the patch policeman. Whats the truth huh.
John DiMascio November 27, 2012 at 07:34 AM
Steven, there is nothing wrong with corporate sponsorship of a charitable event. It's a win win situation.
Gary M November 27, 2012 at 03:48 PM
John, I agree, it's a common practice. Steven, You don't think Waltham would have a road race with a Bar as a sponsor?
Charlie Breitrose November 27, 2012 at 05:17 PM
OK, the debate seems to be going in circles. I am going to shut off comments on this story.


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