Locals and visitors take part in Turkey Trot to support Surfside

Locals and visitors take part in Turkey Trot to support Surfside

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Most of us wouldn't consider running a 10k on Thanksgiving morning, but it's becoming tradition for some in the town of Surfside Beach.

Over a thousand people turned out for this year's Turkey Trot, many from out of town who say they came to support the east coast after the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.

"We come to the beach every year for Thanksgiving, and we've always seen this race and said we were going to do it, and this year we did it," said Christy Hunter.

A 10K, a 5K, and a one-mile run took place along the beach. Some were just keeping it fun.

"That's the way I look at it. It's a lot of fun you get a lot of neighbors yelling at you and cheering you on," said one Surfside local who's been running in the race for seven straight years.

Many of the kids took the event very seriously.

"This sport I like doing because I've been getting a lot of medals and trophies so I'm going to keep doing this." said Christopher Davis, who got second place overall in the one-mile run.

Most of the money raised Thursday will go to the Surfside Rotary Club which will most likely be used to support recreational events throughout the area.

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