Cranksgiving 2005 completely blew the tops off of all previous Cranksgivings. Last year's showing of a dozen people in the cold November rain wasn't hard to beat, but I'm sure Tone didn't expect over 50 people to show up for his annual Charity race.
The goal of this race is to plot your own course to grocery stores located all over the city. Once there, you have to find a certain food item (stuffing, bag of potatoes, cranberry sauce, canned soup, etc), and buy that food item.
Those are your checkpoints, and the receipts are your signatures. If you lose a receipt, you get disqualified. It happened to two of the top 5 racers.
But the point isn't winning or losing Cranksgiving. And while Australia's Andy White is certainly proud of repeating his 2004 win, the real
reward is donating all of the food we buy to a soup kitchen in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Here are your final results. The race began at 2:46 in the afternoon, so the winners came in in 59 minutes. I'd like to add that I got most charitable for buying two of everything at each Gristede's AND for stopping to pick up the winner's
sack of potatoes after they flew out of his bag on 3rd & 14th. I'm pretty awesome. :)