Turkey Day 8K in Greenville brings thousands

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) — Thousands of people across the Upstate earned their big dinner by burning some calories and working up a Thanksgiving sweat.

The Turkey Day 8K kicked off at 8 a.m. in Greenville on Thursday.

Organizers say 2,800 people registered ahead of time but even more registered just before the race.

All of the registration money goes to TreesGreenville, a non-profit that plants hundreds of trees every year throughout Greenville County.

“We had some daddy daughter time on Thanksgiving!  It’s a great day and we’ve got a lot to be thankful for,” said Pete Murray who ran the race with his daughter, Mackenzie Murray.

There was also a costume contest and a “tot trot” for the littlest athletes.

Downtown Spartanburg also held its own Turkey Day 8K.


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