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First-ever 'turkey run' burns calories before Thanksgiving feast

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Nov 28 2013 02:08:26 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 28 2013 05:04:45 PM CST

Before sitting down for their Thanksgiving dinner, about 600 runners burned calories in the first-ever "Flippin' Fun 5-K Turkey Run."

WYOMISSING, Pa. -

Before sitting down for their Thanksgiving dinner, about 600 runners burned calories in the first-ever "Flippin' Fun 5-K Turkey Run."

The race, organized by the Berks Gymnastics Team, started at the Wyomissing Quarry, behind the Wawa on Museum Road.

Runners seemed to enjoy their time on the trail.

"There were a lot of fun costumes and everyone seemed like they were having a lot of fun. There was someone wearing a tutu. Lots of tutus," said one runner.

Runners said the best perk about a Thanksgiving race is being able to enjoy even more pie after dinner.