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9th annual Turkey Trot in Eau Claire sees nearly 4K registrations


Eau Claire (WQOW) - To start off the thanksgiving holiday on the right foot, hundreds of people took part in an annual trot around Eau Claire.

The 9th annual Turkey Trot kicked off at 8 a.m. from Hobbs Ice Arena in Eau Claire. A representative with Festival foods told News 18, there were nearly 4,000 people registered for Saturday's event, which is about 500 more registrations compared to 2015. The two-mile and five-mile events ended with all runners receiving a free pumpkin pie that they can keep or donate to a local food pantry.

Festival Foods said the Eau Claire race is expected to bring in more than $13,500 this year. All proceeds benefit the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley. 

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Before getting stuffed from a Thanksgiving feast, many hit the trail running for a good cause in Eau Claire Thursday morning.

The 9th Annual Turkey Trot took off at 8 a.m. from the Hobbs Ice Center. The event features a 5 mile run and a 2 mile run/walk.

Proceeds benefit the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

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