Organizers with the Red Cross say more than 3,500 people participated in the 10th Annual Turkey Trot, Thursday morning at Columbia Park.
KENNEWICK, WA - Organizers with the Red Cross say more than 3,500 people participated in the 10th Annual Turkey Trot, Thursday morning at Columbia Park.
People had the option to run or walk in a 5k or 1-mile race. The Turkey Trot raises money for the Benton-Franklin Red Cross to support victims of local disasters.
NBC Right Now spoke with several people who say they enjoy the Thanksgiving Day tradition because it brings family, fun and the community together.
"It's just a fun tradition. You know my son was so young when we started doing this--it's just something we've grown up doing," said Crystal Decoursey who was at the race with her son.
"I'm just out here volunteering and I'm going to run the 1 mile with all the kids...just get out here and have some fun for Thanksgiving," said Ben Fussner who was participating in the race for the first time.
"My son just started cross country this last season and a good way to stay in running shape in the off-season is to get in as many fun runs as we can," added Jamie Cotton who was also at the race with his son.
There's no word yet on how much money was raised at the race. However, last year's Turkey Trot brought in more than $70,000.
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