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Minocqua Turkey Trot brings record turnout and begins another tradition

Story By Nathan Meihak
Local Sports Published 11/26/2020 2:58PM, Last Updated 11/26/2020 3:03PM
Minocqua - It may not be the first thing that comes to mind on the holidays, but Minocqua's Turkey Trot is making a name for itself.

"Well, we had 199 people sign up for the race today and that's the biggest race we've ever had here for our turkey trot," said Rick Wilson, race organizer.

Not only was this a way for people to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather, they were helping raise some money for the community.

"All the proceeds go to the Faith Evangelical Free Church and they're going to split those proceeds with the local food pantry and they have a mission project in Guatemala," said Wilson. "So, it's a win-win."

Some people came out to race in costumes like Owen Clark and Maverick Metzger.

"It's just a great time to get out here and get a feel for the weather and just get a good turkey trot going," said Metzger.

Others ran with their dogs.

"I have done every 5K I have possible done with them (her dogs), so I try and do it every single year; a couple a year," said Peggy Snyder. "So, as long as they can keep up, I'm gonna keep doing them."

A lot of people have yearly Thanksgiving traditions, whether that includes turkey, football, stuffing, all that good stuff. But, a few people may have found a new tradition this year.

"I'm planning on doing it a lot hopefully, it's pretty fun," said Clark.

"This is my second year doing it," added Metzger. "I would be doing this for the next couple of years, just another tradition to do on Thanksgiving."

"From here on out, if I'm in town I'm doing them," said Snyder.

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