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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Trotters have annual chance to gobble up the fun


November 16, 2022

Courtesy of Parks and Recreation

Runners dressed in costumes of all kinds take off from the starting line at a past Turkey Trot. This year's trot will begin in the same location between the covered basketball court and the elementary school and circle the Nature Trail three times on Thanksgiving Day.

It's becoming a tradition in communities across the United States, and Wrangell is no exception.

Every Thanksgiving Day morning, several hundred thousand walkers and runners across the country brave cold temperatures to race in turkey trots, footraces to help burn lots of calories before lots of calories are consumed.

The amount of people can vary. The Buffalo, New York, turkey trot averages about 14,000 participants a year. Run to Feed the Hungry in Sacramento, California, attracts 27,000 per year on average. Not quite as many as that turnout for the Wrangell trot.

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