Chase the Turkey 5K draws hundreds of runners, walkers

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Dozens of runners hit the pavement Thursday morning for Kingsport’s 7th Annual Chase the Turkey 5K.

Fleet Feet Sports organized the event where over 700 people ran and walked along the Meadowview Convention Center’s parkway and golf course.

The money donated helps support local cross country teams and shoe donations.

“Kingsport just needed a race and as the owner of Fleet Feet Sports we just wanted something to give back to the community and help with the community. It’s about relaxation, it’s about friends, it’s about family, and for the guy that came in first it’s about racing,” Race Director, Phil Horner, said.

The top male and female runner received a free night’s stay at the resort.

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