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Turkey Trot brings thousands out to run on Thanksgiving morning 

Posted at 6:38 AM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 02:16:10-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - For those worried about overeating this Thanksgiving, an event happening this morning just might help curb some of that guilt.

WTXL's Jada Williams was live Thanksgiving Day morning in Southwood.

She says you can feel a little better about going back for seconds if you come out to the Tallahassee Turkey Trot.

There thousands of people of various running speeds and abilities will run in one of four races.

Turkey Trot is an annual race that's held every Thanksgiving morning.

Proceeds from the race go to the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend, the Kearney Center, Refuge House and the Gulf Winds Track Club.

Of course, with thousands of people expected to show up, parking will be tricky.

The best place to park will be on Merchants Row in the lot labelled simply enough Lot 1.

The one-mile race begins at 8 a.m. while the others start at 8:30 a.m.

So lace up your sneakers and get ready to head down to Esplanade Way. That's between Merchants Row and Shumard Oak in the Southwood Neighborhood.