Hundreds of runners burned their Thanksgiving feast calories during the Turkey Trot

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- It may be a holiday from school and work but the turkey trotters are not skipping leg day.

"It's a good way to get the blood pumping in the morning and then you can relax later," said Alyssa Baker.

Thirty-eight hundred runners, walkers, rollers and strollers took part in a five or 10k race for the 18th Annual Turkey Trot--benefitting Fresno Community Food Bank.

The Sanders, Hamby family, better known as the caped crusaders are starting a new tradition this year. But the excitement does not stop at the finish line.

"Off to Grandmas for a small gathering of 30," said Tony Sanders.

Eighth grader Kaylee Elliott laced up for her first 5k.

"Next year I'm going to be doing cross country so I thought it would be fun. I'm training with the Buchanan students," said Elliot.

"Perfect weather, great course great competition. Couldn't have asked for a better day," said Bermudez.

Dallas resident, Jonathan Bermudez, who is visiting his parents in Northeast Fresno, was first across the finish line. He has been trained for the competition for four months.

"I've never gone under 16:30 before so to go I think 15:55 today. I blew my expectations out of the water," said Bermudez.

Bragging rights are not only for the fastest on the course.

"Some of the families don't get together regularly during the year but they come together on this day to give thanks and spend time together and it's wonderful," said Sherrie Flynn.

The largest family there, 28 people. They took home their own win!
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