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Turkey Trot to Benefit Salvation Army

Turkey Trot to Benefit Salvation Army

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Did you eat a little too much turkey this week? Well, runners who showed up to the Turkey Trot Sunday morning didn't worry about the extra intake. Participants slimmed their waist lines and contributed to a good cause.

Locals in Downtown Augusta made way for the Annual Turkey Trot.

The WJBF team joined forces with the Salvation Army to host the Fun Run, 5K, and 10K runs.

Runners began the morning warming up with their favorite mascots, and then took their feet to the streets.

Gabriel Duran participated in the Fun Run with his father and had a blast!

"When we went to the finish line, and when we went across we said power ball activate, and we took off, like Sonic," said Duran.

His father said it was heart-warming to run beside his son while giving back to the community.

"It's awesome, it's amazing that they have these events frequently throughout the year, so it's an amazing feeling just to help out," said Duran.

Salvation Army Area Commander Major Tony Perez said all the profits go to help people here in the CSRA.

"It helps people have a night of shelter, it feeds those that are hungry, the homeless have a place to stay, and so people have come out, and you know they are making a difference through that way, and it's just awesome," said Perez.

Salvation Army Director of Development John Sebby said nearly 400 people turned out at the race.

"We're thrilled. Our goal was to hopefully double it. We've double the number of people that ran last year, so this is a great race, so next year is going to be even bigger and better," said Sebby.

The money raised at the Turkey Trot not only helps people in need during the holiday season, but also, year round.

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