Sportsbarn Turkey Trot Held in Brainerd


Runner finishes the Sportsbarn Turkey Trot.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- A group of runners pushed themselves at the 32-nd annual Sportsbarn Turkey Trot.

The races were put on by the Chattanooga Track Club in conjunction with Sportsbarn. Participants could choose between a 3K walk slash run or an 8K run.

There was also a race for kids that was six tenths of a mile long. The courses were along and near Lee Highway near the airport.

The race director for the event, Bill Brock, said of the runners’ determination to finish the Turkey Trot, that, “It’s rewarding to cheer people through it and see people do it. You know you tell them, “It’s still a race, finish strong! Kick it downhill and dig in, and they do. They pass each other and race, race to the finish. That’s really a thrill. What we do here at the Chattanooga Track Club is simply we promote running and fitness because when you are healthy, and you’re strong, you feel better. You feel more excited, emotionally on top, you’re stronger, more capable in so many ways. It’s just a foundation.”

Roughly a thousand participated in the trot, coming from 37 different states. Funds raised went to the Chattanooga Kidney Foundation among other charity organizations.

The Chattanooga Track Club hosts events and races throughout the year. For more information, visit

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