Festival Foods Turkey Trot continues Wisconsin Thanksgiving tradition in a social distance way

Event raises money for Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – A thanksgiving tradition is trotting out a new format.

The 13th annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot is a ‘Home Edition’ this year.

The five mile run or two mile walk normally take place the morning of Thanksgiving in Onalaska, as well as locations throughout Wisconsin.

Community members can still take part this year, as the event allows for socially distanced participation from anywhere.

The event raises money for the La Crosse Area YMCA and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse.

“A lot of people really look forward to doing this everything single year. We’ve always had huge numbers turn out every year for doing the Turkey Trot event. But also, our charities really do rely on us,” said Vern Weisensel, Coulee Region Festival Foods Turkey Trot race director.

Trotters will still get the usual race day goodies, including a shirt and a coupon for a pumpkin pie.

Plus one runner in the state will win a car.

Details about the event are available on the Festival Foods Turkey Trot website.