Annual Turkey Trot Draws Thousands
The annual Turkey Trot, put on by the Erie Runner's Club, drew about 2,500 people to Presque Isle Thanksgiving morning. Participants dressed up in warm athletic gear, but some wore turkey hats and costumes to add to get in the spirit.
Organizers say this year's biggest challenge was the weather. They said they were concerned about high winds causing debris to fall on the trot's path, but park officials made sure the routes were clear before participants were able to start.
The trot started at 7:30 in the morning with a 10k race, followed by a shorter 5k route. Participants were able to celebrate completing the race and hear the results at a post-race party in Waldameer's Rainbow Gardens.