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Preparing for the Turkey Trot

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Preparing for the Turkey Trot

By Katie Kozak. CREATED Nov 27, 2013

GREEN BAY -- People across Wisconsin are gearing up for a new Thanksgiving tradition that doesn't involve eating a lot of food.

The 6th Annual Turkey Trot kicks off at five locations in Northeast Wisconsin at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. People in Appleton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Manitowoc, and Oshkosh picked up their number bibs and t-shirts tonight in preparation for tomorrow's race. Runners say, despite the possibility for snow, they're still excited. "It's just a good way to start out Thanksgiving before we can go and eat all our turkey. It's just a nice way to get some exercise in the morning," says Teri Olsen, a runner from Green Bay.

New this year: the Dog Jog. Dogs and their people will start the race after all other runners have crossed the starting line, around 8:15. They'll run the 2-mile course. Your dog doesn't need to register, but you can pick up a race bandana for your pooch at the registration table.

For information on all the races, including route and road closure information as well as all the details on the Dog Jog, click here.