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Runners hit the road in Charleston's Turkey Day Run

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Thousands of people wobbled before they gobbled Thursday morning at the 38th Annual Turkey Day Run at Marion Square.

Charleston's annual Thanksgiving day run is the largest 5K in South Carolina, according to organizers.

Activities at the race included photo contests, prompting many to wear festive holiday costumes during the race; as well as activities for the kids, live music and free beer.

The event has become a Thanksgiving tradition for many participants.

"The last couple of years we kicked it up a notch and got a turkey costume, our kids have little turkey outfits as well," one runner said.

"It's pretty awesome, better than sleeping late which is probably the other option." another said.

"You get the donuts first of all and you also get to run and play with your friends and just have a good time," a third said.

Last year the Turkey Day Trot, which is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, was in the top 15 for the largest 5k race in the nation.

This year more than 8,000 people participated. 

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