Yakima, WASH.--Saturday was the "3rd Annual Leftover Turkey Trot" in Yakima, and organizers said it was bigger and better than ever.
The event had almost double the amount of runners compared to last year. Organizers said nearly 300 people participated.
All of the money raised will go towards the Yakima Greenway Foundation and Camp Prime Time. The foundation works to protect and maintain the Yakima Greenway, and the natural habitat surrounding it.
Camp Prime Time provides a wilderness experience for kids with severe illnesses or disabilities, without costing the families a single penny. The camp takes in about 1,000 campers a year.
Runners said they wanted to help out two great causes, and challenge themselves to finish a 5k race.
"Folks that come down here and give their time and energy to Camp Prime Time and the Greenway, also get to expend some energy as they run down the pathway," said Brian Fecht, who has participated in the turkey trot all three years.
The "Leftover Turkey Trot" cost $20 for adults and $7 for kids 10 and under. Last year, they were able to raise almost $3,000.
Organizers said each year the event nearly doubles in size, and they can't wait to see what next year has in store.