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Runners Turkey Trot in Stamford
An annual Thanksgiving tradition in the city
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Stamford, CT | Added on November 28, 2013 At 09:11 AM

Runners took their mark on this chilly Thanksgiving morning at Harbor Point, some In costume, and running gear for Stamford's 3rd annual Turkey Trot.

"We were happy to have probably over 200 people show up today to run or walk," said Kerri Hagan, Stamford's public health educator.  

The run is part of a city health initiative called Stamford Walks, to promote healthy lifestyles.  

"The purpose of the Turkey Trot is really to promote the importance of getting out, getting moving every day whether you run, whether you walk.  And it's just terrific for the whole Stamford community to have an opportunity to come down and be with your neighbors before you sit down to celebrate your holiday dinner," said Hagan.

"We just wanted to do something fun in the morning, get some exercise before we get a big meal and it's a good cause.  Donate some food for the needy," said Brian Coffey, a participant of the trot.  

"I've been in Stamford for a long time, this is my first year doing this race," said Russell Mink, also a participant. 

The event's free of charge, but runners are encouraged to bring non perishable food items and hats and mittens for local charities.


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