Turkey Trott returns to Lansing

LANSING, Michigan (WILX) – Before you dive into mashed potatoes and cakes, how about 5k? On Thursday morning, thousands will line up in Lansing for the Turkey routine.

This is the 21st annual downtown Turkey Trot, which is expected to attract nearly 2,000 people.

Downtown will be closed so everyone can gather. It all starts and ends at Lansing Community College and passes Adado Park, the State Capitol Building, and the State Christmas Tree. This year parking on the city streets is free.

All proceeds from all registrations will go to the Michigan Running Foundation. They provide scholarships for high school and middle school track programs in Michigan and across the country.

Organizers say it’s been a hit for two decades because of the families in Lansing.

“You’re going to have a big dinner later, right? So it’s how good, you know what I want to be hungry for this dinner, you know what I mean? ”Said Chuck Block of the Michigan Running Foundation. “As if I really want to deserve this dinner, you know, and at least I think so, and I’ve talked to runners and stuff and they say the same thing. So yeah I think it’s just a great day out for the families in town. And that’s another reason our breed has grown because it’s a family thing. “

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