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Philadelphia's Alex Rendon flaps his wings to finish the Florida Turkey Trot 5K at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota on Thanksgiving morning. "I'm crazy," he says.

Florida Turkey Trot in Sarasota draws almost 3,000 participants on Thanksgiving.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Philadelphia's Alex Rendon flaps his wings to finish the Florida Turkey Trot 5K at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota on Thanksgiving morning. "I'm crazy," he says.

Runners take off at the start of a Kids Turkey Dash.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Runners take off at the start of a Kids Turkey Dash.

One runner took off a little early at the start of the 4-5-year-old age division Kids Turkey Dash.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

One runner took off a little early at the start of the 4-5-year-old age division Kids Turkey Dash.

Bradenton's Brandon Sosa shows his spirit before running the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Bradenton's Brandon Sosa shows his spirit before running the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park.

The Florida Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning drew 2,172 runners to Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. Combined with the kids races, almost 3,000 runners participated.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

The Florida Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning drew 2,172 runners to Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. Combined with the kids races, almost 3,000 runners participated.

Sarasota 8-year-old Catalina Poole meets Troy the Turkey (Kaden Bowles of Sarasota) at the Florida Turkey Trot.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Sarasota 8-year-old Catalina Poole meets Troy the Turkey (Kaden Bowles of Sarasota) at the Florida Turkey Trot.

Sarasota's Rivyr Goins, 7, Eden Williams, 3, and Jane Goins, 4, have a little fun before the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Sarasota's Rivyr Goins, 7, Eden Williams, 3, and Jane Goins, 4, have a little fun before the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park.

Sarasota 6-year-old Rian Dunn dances to the music before the start of the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Sarasota 6-year-old Rian Dunn dances to the music before the start of the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park.

Christine, Jimmy, and Larry LaPlaca have vacationed in the Meadows for years. Jimmy, 8, loves running in the kids races in the Florida Turkey Trot.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Christine, Jimmy, and Larry LaPlaca have vacationed in the Meadows for years. Jimmy, 8, loves running in the kids races in the Florida Turkey Trot.

After finishing, the runners picked up a medal for the event.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

After finishing, the runners picked up a medal for the event.

Runners speed away from the start of the Kids Turkey Dash.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Runners speed away from the start of the Kids Turkey Dash.

Katie Reynolds of Sarasota shows the pain of going all out to win the women's division of the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park on Thanksgiving morning.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Katie Reynolds of Sarasota shows the pain of going all out to win the women's division of the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park on Thanksgiving morning.

Newton, a 3-year-old Goldendoodle, joins owner Karen Bray of Venice in running the Florida Turkey Trot 5K.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Newton, a 3-year-old Goldendoodle, joins owner Karen Bray of Venice in running the Florida Turkey Trot 5K.

Alan and Sue Peckham were visiting from West Sussex, United Kingdom. They plan to make the Florida Turkey Trot a tradition. It was their second one.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Alan and Sue Peckham were visiting from West Sussex, United Kingdom. They plan to make the Florida Turkey Trot a tradition. It was their second one.

Parrish's Evan Fulton, 10, has a hair color to match the season. He ran in the 5K.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Parrish's Evan Fulton, 10, has a hair color to match the season. He ran in the 5K.

Heather McFarland wore a turkey on her head during the 5K. She says it was "an added obstacle."

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Heather McFarland wore a turkey on her head during the 5K. She says it was "an added obstacle."

Runners stream to the finish line of the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Runners stream to the finish line of the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park.

Bradenton's Bailey Fulk, 11, runs through the pain to finish the Florida Turkey Trot 5K.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Bradenton's Bailey Fulk, 11, runs through the pain to finish the Florida Turkey Trot 5K.

Parrish 9-year-old Kade Backman speeds to the front of the Kids Turkey Dash.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Parrish 9-year-old Kade Backman speeds to the front of the Kids Turkey Dash.

Sarasota's Nancy Cadieux gets a hug from Troy the Turkey at the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Sarasota's Nancy Cadieux gets a hug from Troy the Turkey at the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park.

Charleston, South Carolina 4-year-old Isaac Lewis proudly shows off his medal following the Kids Turkey Dash. His family was visiting relatives.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Charleston, South Carolina 4-year-old Isaac Lewis proudly shows off his medal following the Kids Turkey Dash. His family was visiting relatives.

Jasmine France, 12, of Sarasota crushes her age division in the Kids Turkey Dash. She also ran the 5K.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Jasmine France, 12, of Sarasota crushes her age division in the Kids Turkey Dash. She also ran the 5K.

Sarasota's Eden Williams, 3, competes in the Kids Turkey Dash.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Sarasota's Eden Williams, 3, competes in the Kids Turkey Dash.

Troy the Turkey fires up runners before the start of the 5K.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Troy the Turkey fires up runners before the start of the 5K.

Race winner Jordan Tropf of Washington, D.C., took time out of a family visit to win the Florida Turkey Trot in 16:14.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Race winner Jordan Tropf of Washington, D.C., took time out of a family visit to win the Florida Turkey Trot in 16:14.

Jordan Tropf of Washington D.C. crosses the finish line to win the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park on Thanksgiving morning.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Jordan Tropf of Washington D.C. crosses the finish line to win the Florida Turkey Trot at Nathan Benderson Park on Thanksgiving morning.

Runners take off at the start of the Florida Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning at Nathan Benderson Park.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Runners take off at the start of the Florida Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning at Nathan Benderson Park.

Sarasota's Katie Reynolds is the first woman to finish the Florida Turkey Trot. She also won the 40-44 age division. Reynolds finished in 18:30 and was the 13th overall finisher.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Sarasota's Katie Reynolds is the first woman to finish the Florida Turkey Trot. She also won the 40-44 age division. Reynolds finished in 18:30 and was the 13th overall finisher.

Jane Goins, 3, of Sarasota gives her all in the Kids Turkey Dash.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 |

Jane Goins, 3, of Sarasota gives her all in the Kids Turkey Dash.

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