ISHPEMING — The 5th annual IshpeTurkey Trot was held on Thanksgiving Day. Runners, walkers and trotters showed up to burn a few calories with a 5K or 10K race on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail before sitting down for their Thanksgiving Feasts.
The race was originally created to give families an opportunity to start a new Thanksgiving tradition, but it also gives back to the community.
“Everybody deserves a meal and so, we give all of our proceeds back to Feeding America. An event like this really helps us feed about 300 families or about 1,200 individuals, so it’s a big day for us,” said Tyler Gauthier, one of the race’s organizers.
Although the weather was cold and the trail had a fresh layer of snow on top, hundreds of people still participated.