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Holiday run features festival-like atmosphere

By: Don Chaddock Telegraph Managing Editor
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Organizers of this year’s annual Turkey Trot hope runners will be seeking a way to burn off extra calories before they stuff themselves at Thanksgiving dinner. “It’s a neat community event,” said Renee Drybread, one of the organizers. “It’s a fun event for people before they eat their big dinner.” At 8:50 a.m. on Thanksgiving, the 10k run will get started followed by the 5k run/walk at 9:10 a.m. This is a rain or shine run, according to Drybread. Registration is $30 at race-packet pickup and on race day. “Last year we raised $30,000,” Drybread said. “Every year we hope to give a little bit more.” The funds are donated to the Twin Lakes Food Bank and the “Never in Our Town” youth scholarship fund. “The majority goes to the food bank,” Drybread said. The food bank is located in Folsom and served more than 33,000 people last year, half of them children, according to the organization’s website. With assistance from the Folsom Police Department, they also helped put together more than 700 Christmas baskets. Look for event coverage at folsomtelegraph.com and edhtelegraph.com.