TERRE HAUTE, In. (WTWO/WAWV) – The 7th annual Turkey Trot helped to raise food for the less fortunate this Thanksgiving.
“Approximately 300 people that still came out for the event this year and we’ve raised approximately 3,000 pounds of food,” said race director Ethan Page.
Over the last three years, race director Ethan Page says they raised a little over 18,000 pounds of food, but with the pandemic, he didn’t know how this year’s event would go.
“I really didn’t know what to expect this year, to be completely honest, but I think it’s awesome that our community still realizes how important it is to to think of others around the holidays,” said Page.
Different age groups took part in the Turkey Trot. One of those participants was Braeden Heaton, who was anxious to shed calories before his feast later.
“It was great to see all the people come out to see that they still wanted to support each other in this time,” said Braeden Heaton. “I was kind of like scared it was going to be real low number with everything going on, but it turned out great.”
All donations collected will be given to the First Baptist Food Pantry.