Despite some rainy weather, the 20th Annual Turkey Trot went off on Thursday morning in downtown Hopkinsville.

The free 5K walk/run started at 8 a.m. with plenty of folks taking part in some exercise before heading home for a big Thanksgiving meal.

Because of weather we will have an unofficial make up race tomorrow, Saturday, Nov 26 at the Pardue Lane Dog Park at 10 am.

“We’re extremely thankful to all of those families and friends that braved the rain to attend the 20th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot,” said Taylor Duke, Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Marketing and Events Coordinator. “We were also glad the rain held off until the majority of participants had finished. For those who were unable to attend or need to pick up their race shirts, we will be hosting an informal makeup starting at the Pardue Lane Dog Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 26. This event continues to be embraced by the Hopkinsville community and their extended families and we cannot wait to see you again next year.”

While the event was free, participants had an opportunity to purchase a race shirt and a finisher’s medal for $25. Proceeds went to the Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail, which is heavily utilized along the Trot course and open all year for anyone to utilize. The family-oriented event is open for walkers, runners, joggers, skaters and bikers of all ages and paces.

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