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Sarasota's Keith Page might have not won the Florida Turkey Trot but he was the first one to finish wearing a turkey on his head. "It was no picnic," he said.

Great spot for a trot

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Sarasota's Keith Page might have not won the Florida Turkey Trot but he was the first one to finish wearing a turkey on his head. "It was no picnic," he said.

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Mike Padilla of Phoenixville, Pa., finishes his victory in the Florida Turkey Trot 5K. He ran 16:37.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Mike Padilla of Phoenixville, Pa., finishes his victory in the Florida Turkey Trot 5K. He ran 16:37.

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Cameron Laxton of Rolesville, N.C., in town to visit relatives, wins the final kids race.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Cameron Laxton of Rolesville, N.C., in town to visit relatives, wins the final kids race.

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The final kids dash kicks off as runners head out to run along the lake at Nathan Benderson Park.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

The final kids dash kicks off as runners head out to run along the lake at Nathan Benderson Park.

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Finley Laxton of Rolesville, N.C., won a kids dash even though she is a soccer player and not a runner. She was in town visiting relatives.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Finley Laxton of Rolesville, N.C., won a kids dash even though she is a soccer player and not a runner. She was in town visiting relatives.

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The finish tower had the message just right for the event.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

The finish tower had the message just right for the event.

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Tara's Lynn Hollabaugh hands out donuts to the children who had finished their race.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Tara's Lynn Hollabaugh hands out donuts to the children who had finished their race.

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Palmetto's Noah Sterrett, 4, and Parrish's Jaxson Reid, 5, were showing off their turkey hats.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Palmetto's Noah Sterrett, 4, and Parrish's Jaxson Reid, 5, were showing off their turkey hats.

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The Morgan kids, 5-year-old Ali, 6-year-old Mia, 11-year-old Brock and 3-year-old Stone all say they are the fastest runners in their family. They were about to find out.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

The Morgan kids, 5-year-old Ali, 6-year-old Mia, 11-year-old Brock and 3-year-old Stone all say they are the fastest runners in their family. They were about to find out.

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You can't race without a good warm-up as these youngsters found out just before the start.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

You can't race without a good warm-up as these youngsters found out just before the start.

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The 2,649 registered runners pack toward the start-finish line to begin the Florida Turkey Trot 5K.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

The 2,649 registered runners pack toward the start-finish line to begin the Florida Turkey Trot 5K.

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The runners take off for the start of the race. It took more than eight minutes to get all the 2,649 runners through the start gate.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

The runners take off for the start of the race. It took more than eight minutes to get all the 2,649 runners through the start gate.

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It was a mass of humanity as the event drew almost 1,000 more participants than last year.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

It was a mass of humanity as the event drew almost 1,000 more participants than last year.

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Runners stretch along the lake at Nathan Benderson Park.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Runners stretch along the lake at Nathan Benderson Park.

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Many of the runners said they loved the beauty of the courses, which included bridges.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Many of the runners said they loved the beauty of the courses, which included bridges.

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After the finish, adults could start celebrating the holiday early.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

After the finish, adults could start celebrating the holiday early.

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East County 4 -year-old Abrianna Williams was getting ready for the kids run.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

East County 4 -year-old Abrianna Williams was getting ready for the kids run.

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Children break away from the starting line in a kids dash.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Children break away from the starting line in a kids dash.

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Bradenton's Xavier Fisher, 4, breaks away from the field to win the first kids race of the day.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Bradenton's Xavier Fisher, 4, breaks away from the field to win the first kids race of the day.

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Christina Vazquez of Woodridge, N.J. is visiting her grandma in Sarasota but she took time out for the race.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Christina Vazquez of Woodridge, N.J. is visiting her grandma in Sarasota but she took time out for the race.

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Runners stream across a bridge toward the finish line.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

Runners stream across a bridge toward the finish line.

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The reward at the end of the race was a slice of pumpkin pie.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

The reward at the end of the race was a slice of pumpkin pie.

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East County's Tim York said he would eat his pie later in the day after a nap.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 |

East County's Tim York said he would eat his pie later in the day after a nap.

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