More than 2,100 participate in annual Turkey Trot in Onalaska

Turkey Trot 2021

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – More than 2,100 people started off their Thanksgiving day with a morning run.

Participants went on a five-mile run, a two-mile “fun run,” a two-mile walk, or a dog jog.

The routes began at the Omni Center and ran through the city.

It’s one way to get everyone moving before sitting down to a big meal.

“If you got the runner in the family that wants the whole family to run, this is a thing that everybody can do together, a nice way to start the day, get up and get moving in the morning,” said race director Vern Weisensel.

Proceeds from the event go to the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA.

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