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Participants begin the Turkey Trot 5K race in Baker Park on Thanksgiving Day. This year, 3,307 participants ran in the 5K, and 494 participants ran in the 1K, with proceeds raised from the event going to support for Sheppard Pratt.

Brad Stone, 65, could barely see through the eye holes of the turkey costume he bought for Thanksgiving.

It conveniently kept him warm while he cheered on runners at Baker Park Thursday morning for the 20th annual Sheppard Pratt Frederick Turkey Trot.

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In their turkey costumes, Jodie Jameson, left, and Dirk Van Wie prepare for Sheppard Pratt’s Turkey Trot in Baker Park on Thanksgiving Day.

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Will Merritt, of Smithsburg, wins the 5K race during Sheppard Pratt’s 20th Turkey Trot in Baker Park on Thanksgiving Day.

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Claire Heasman, 48, of Frederick, crosses the finish line after winning the women’s title in the 5K race during Sheppard Pratt's 20th Turkey Trot in Baker Park on Thanksgiving day. This year, 3,307 participants ran in the 5K, and 494 participants ran in the 1K. Proceeds raised from the event went to services for Sheppard Pratt.

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(6) comments

joelp77440

Running if for Turkeys!!

md1980

Where is the editor? " has ran in the Turkey Trot for about seven years, . . ." This should read, "has run . . ."

Plumbum

Hello from somewhere not in Maryland! I hope everyone has a very happy thanksgiving!

Yours Truly.

Plumbum

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rogy

A legend in their own mind[wink]

Plumbum

Happy Holidays, Rogy-roo!

C.D.Reid

Boy, you got that right, rogy! [thumbup]

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