Annual United Way Turkey Trot held Thanksgiving morning at Daffin Park

(Source: WTOC)
(Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The annual United Way Turkey Trot stepped off Thanksgiving morning for the ninth consecutive year at Daffin Park.

Over 1,300 experienced runners and amateur athletes hit Daffin Park early Thursday morning for a fun and quick 4 Mile Run-Walk, a Kids K and Diaper Dash, all starting at 8 a.m.

The schedule of race start times are as follows:

  • Kids K (ages 8 and under) - 8 a.m.
  • Diaper Dash (ages 2 and under) - 8:15 a.m.
  • 4 Mile Run/Walk – 8:30 a.m.

The family-friendly event is all about giving to those in need. All proceeds raised will go to the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Fleet Feet Sports Savannah partnered with the United Way to help give back to the community.

"We are a grassroots operation. We like giving back to our community, working with nonprofits, and if we can keep people out there walking, running, living a healthy lifestyle, then that's what we want to do," said Cookie Espinoza, Fleet Feet Sports Savannah.

The race route began at Daffin Park (1301 E Victory Drive), looped through the picturesque Washington Avenue, then hit the Chatham Sheriff's Police Memorial Drive, and finally ended back at Daffin Park.

Awards were handed out for top three males and females in each age group. WTOC's own John Wetherbee was the Master of Ceremonies for the event.

After the run, participants enjoyed a post-race awards ceremony, which included food, beverages, and local vendors.

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