Troy — The Troy Turkey Trot will return for its 75th year on Thanksgiving morning, with thousands of runners already committed and thousands of dollars raised for local organizations.
It's the 12th oldest road race in the nation, starting in 1916, held continuously since 1964. It features a 10K, 5K, Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk, with plans for runners from Age 1 (in a stroller) to Age 90.
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Officials say they're ahead of last year's pace for participation and fundraising, expecting as many as 6,000 runners from 31 states and hope to pass last year's fundraising of $25,300. The Regional Food Bank of NENY and Joseph's House and Shelter will once again benefit this year.
The 10K winners will receive the "All Troy Club Cup" and 5K winners "The Carley Cup", with prizes awarded for "Best Thanksgiving Day" and "Most Unique" costumes. There will also be age group and team awards along with commemorative t-shirts and finisher medals.
For more information, go to TroyTurkeyTrot.com.