Runners ‘trot on’ in a socially distanced turkey trot

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DEWITT, Mich. (WILX) – The turkey trot is becoming more and more of a thanksgiving tradition, but like many holiday favorites the pandemic is throwing literal obstacles in the race’s way.

However, that’s not stopping the DeWitt Turkey Trot.

Runners are lacing and masking up for not one…not two…but THREE mini races, plus a children’s fun run for the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.

The recent three week epidemic order issued by state health leaders limits outdoor gathers to 25.

Rather than going virtual and having runners “trot” on their own time and location, the DeWitt race organizers broke their turkey trot into multiple races 15 minutes apart to keep runners socially distanced, yet still able to run together.

“We had 71 people sign up the day we decided to shut down registration when we realized COVID-19 numbers were picking up that’s when we broke it down into 3 groups of 25 or less based on families,” said race…

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