Record turnout for B'ville Turkey Trot

The 41st annual Baldwinsville Kiwanis Turkey Trot was held Thanksgiving morning on and around the Baldwinsville Central School District main complex on East Oneida Street. This year's event had a record turnout with nearly 1,500 runners -- 1,000 for the 5-kilometer race, 400 for the 10-kilometer race and approximately 80 children in the half-mile fun run -- crushing last year's turnout of 1,053 runners. Registration began around 7:30 a.m. with athletes from all over the country signing up to participate in the races, most of whom were in town visiting family for the holiday.

Proceeds from the Baldwinsville Kiwanis Turkey Trot will benefit Ronald McDonald Charities of Central New York, Kamp Kiwanis and other charities meeting the needs of children. Kamp Kiwanis is a coed camp for children ages 8 to 14 years old and is aimed at providing fun, physical exercise and adventure. The Baldwinsville Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month. For more information, visit baldwinsvillekiwanis.com.

Approximately 1,000 runners registered for the 5K race, which began at the corner of Oneida and Mechanic streets. Runners are pictured right before the 9:15 a.m. start.

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