34th Bloomsday Road Runners Club Turkey Trot held at Manito Park

SPOKANE, Wash.— From kids to adults, people in the community near Manito Park came together for the 34th Bloomsday Road Runners Club Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving Day.

The annual running tradition brought more than 2,000 people together. Despite the freezing weather, runners or walkers joined the trot at 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

“I’m grateful that people showed up,” Jackie Van Allen, race director for the turkey trot, said. “It’s really slippery out there. These are not ideal conditions, but people still showed up to be a part of the community. It’s really heartwarming.”

The event organizer says participants bring money or food items for donations. They usually raise more than $7,000 yearly, and all donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Event officials say participants have donated nearly $450,000 in meals since 1988.

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