LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Lafayette Urban Ministry hosted the annual Turkey Trot earlier this morning in West Lafayette.
Nearly 500 runners braved the brisk morning air to participate in the run, and even a few four legged friends joined in on the race. Runners of all ages an experience levels ran around the 5K Cattail Trail Loop in the Celery Bog Nature Area.
Several community organizations were represented in the race, and many runners have ran in the race before and were looking to beat their previous years run time.
Joe Micon, Lafayette Urban Ministry Executive Director, spoke about how those participating were doing more than just running.
"We're really pleased that here in our community we have so many people choose to start their holiday in a way that is giving back. They're expressing their thanks for all the blessings they have, in a way that gives back to the community, and, in a way, it gives back to them too because maybe they can eat an extra piece of pie."
The proceeds raised by those that participated and donated will be used to fund various programs and events that Lafayette Urban Ministry will host in the next few months.