Before they had their turkey and sat down to watch some football, thousands came out this morning for the 26th Annual Turkey Trot in downtown Davenport.
Organizers say it's a great feeling seeing people return year after year.
"People start their day this thanksgiving with a turkey trot," said Frank Klipsch, CEO of Scott County Family Y. "That's what it's all about - all about family; having them together part of their holiday and thanksgiving tradition."
This will be Klipsch's last race as CEO. He's seen it grow from the start, way back in 1987. "After all these years now, it's become part of our family," Kilpsch said. "Our grandkids, my sons and daughter in laws, it's become part of family and really a part of this community."
All the money raised from today's events will go toward helping kids.
"It's our biggest fundraising effort for partners for kids to camp campaign," said Missy Knott, race Co-Director. "It allows us to provide programs and services for those in the community and those who couldn't otherwise afford it."
Even our CBS4 New Year, New You winner Tammy Brown took part in the race. She says this one carries special meaning.
"I'm running in honor of my grandma Charlotte who passed away," Brown said. "So today will be, once I come across the finish line, something more."
Runners say with the race over, they can appreciate the thanksgiving dinner that much more.
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