Saturday, November 27, 2010

115th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot in Buffalo NY

One of Western New York’s most treasured events, the YMCA Turkey Trot brings together more than 12,000 runners of all ages and levels every Thanksgiving morning for a holiday celebration like no other.

Established in 1896, this 8K race marked its 115th start on Thanksgiving morning, making it the oldest continually running footrace in North America (even older than the Boston Marathon)

(photos from the Buffalo News)
Every Thanksgiving morning when most people are still sleeping or many are starting to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, thousands of runners gather downtown Buffalo for the annual Turkey Trot run. It is an incredible sight to behold so many people who are taking the time out for an annual benefit run. Each year more people show up than are actually registered.
Immediately followed by a post-race celebration and awards ceremony that plays host to more than 14,000 runners, spectators and volunteers.

Another aspect of Buffalo that I really love when Buffalonians gather together -
they call this the city of Good Neighbors and it really is.

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