Turkey Trot gets Thanksgiving started in a healthy way

Cold temperatures Thursday morning made for a chilly early morning run walk in Onalaska.

More than two thousand runners and walkers joined in for the 11th annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot.

They could choose between a five mile run or two mile walk.

Dogs could even join in the fun for a two mile dog jog.

Race organizers say the run is more than a healthy way to start the day.

“I think it has become a tradition for some families, I know they come back year after year. This is just what Thanksgiving Day looks like. They maybe wake up, put the turkey in the oven, come run. You know, if I’m going to run a 5 mile or 2 mile event, I’m going to have another piece of pie later,” said Jessica Robey, local race director for the Festival Foods Turkey Trot.

The Turkey Trot raises money for the local YMCA’s and Boys & Girls Club.

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