More than 200 runners turned out for the second annual Skinny Turkey 5K, 10K in Boaz on Saturday, raising money for Second Chance Shelter.

Boaz Parks and Recreation Director Sonja Hard said she was pleased with the race but was even more appreciative of how surrounding communities rallied to support the non-profit animal shelter.

Doug McGee, owner and operator of Second Chance Shelter, voiced his thanks for each runner and racing sponsor.

“We opened in 2008,” McGee told runners prior to the race. “Because of events like this, Boaz — next year — is on track to becoming classified as a no-kill city … With just a little bit more push, Boaz — for dogs — will become a no-kill city in 2020, and that’s thanks to people like you.”

The amount of this year’s funds raised has not been tallied as of Wednesday, Dec. 4. Last year, Second Chance Shelter received $2,500 from race contributions.

Winner of this year’s 10K race was Jeremy Quinn, 33, of Jacksonville. He finished with a time of 41:06.97. Bailey Tarvin, 23, of Boaz, placed second with a time of 42:42.12.

In the 5K race, Anthony Parameswaran, 23, of Huntsville, finished in first place with a time of 18:10.50. Connor Clabough, 15, of Hartselle, finished second place with a time of 18:15.73.

Complete race results can be found at

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