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‘Turkey Trot’ could see its biggest crowd yet

By Meredith Machen, mmachen@wcyb.com
Published On: Nov 21 2012 05:14:18 PM CST
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

Most of us will be stuffed full of turkey, dressing, and pie by Thursday night, but some plan to burn off some calories before the big feast.

It's part of Johnson City's seven year tradition: the Turkey Trot.    

The 5K race that runs through Johnson City has been growing by about 500 people each year.  

We caught up with the chairperson Jenny Brock at the registration tables Wednesday afternoon. She told us they're expecting about 4,000 runners this year, which would make it their largest Turkey Trot yet.

"This year, we've added two divisions. We've added a wheelchair division, and we're going to have five racers in the wheelchair division. They'll start at a minute-and-a-half before the main crowd starts, and then we've added and 80-plus age category, because we needed to!" said Brock.

If you want to join in on the festivities, you can stop by the Johnson City Parks and Recreation building on Legion Street before 8:00 Wednesday night to register.

The fee is $25, and runners will take off at 8:30 Thursday morning.