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Webster Turkey Trot back for 47th year

Nov 21, 2018

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A Webster tradition is turning 47 years old this year. The annual Turkey Trot will hit Webster Park Thursday morning.

Ellen Brenner, owner of YellowJacket racing says it’s part of many families Thanksgiving ritual.

"They want to do something active, they want to do something with their friends and their family, and doing a race such as this is something that can accomplish that for them. Then they can go home and eat all they want and feel better about it."

With temperatures predicted to only hit the 20s by Thanksgiving morning,  Brenner says they are reminding people to dress in appropriate gear and stay warm.

"We have the free shuttle busses that people can take. We also have the drop bag service so people can keep their warm clothes on then shed them for the race and then they can pick up their warm clothes afterwards. And we also have heated tents this year."

4,400 participants have signed up for this year’s race.

The trot kicks off at 10am, roads near Webster Park will close at 8:30am on Thursday.