The 38th annual Moritz YMCA Fort Worth Turkey Trot will provide a perfect opportunity to burn off the calories from your Thanksgiving Day meal before you ever even eat a bite.
More than 10,000 runners are expected to participate in one of the three Turkey Trot races on Thursday — the 10K, the 5K and the 1K Gobbler Trot.
An army of 300 volunteers will begin setting up the various race courses as early as 4 a.m. on Thursday. Registration will begin at 6 a.m., and the first race will step off at 8 a.m.
Proceeds from the race benefit the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth, specifically programs like after school care, youth sports and swimming lessons that are offered year-round, for free or reduced cost, to low-income families.
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"It provides us the ability for us to not say, 'No,'" said Chris Butler of the YMCA. "[Because of the Turkey Trot] we have the ability to say, 'Yes.'"