Runners flock to Collar City for 74th annual Troy Turkey Trot

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – And they’re off! Runners returning to the Collar City Thursday morning for the 74th Troy Turkey Trot after the event was held virtually last year.

Road closures for 74th annual Troy Turkey Trot

The annual Thanksgiving run is beloved by many and the numbers showed it! 5,471 runners hit the pavement for the Troy Turkey Trot.

Happy Thanksgiving! 🍂🦃

We’re live from the starting line of the 74th @TroyTurkeyTrot – one of the oldest races in the country! 10K starts at 8 a.m. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ @WTEN #WakeUpWith10

— Cassie Hudson🧣 (@casshudson) November 25, 2021

“It’s real nice to be back it’s just a fun tradition for Thanksgiving,” said Cara Sherman, the female champion for the 10k run.

James Anderson took first place in the 10K run, clocking in at 31:28. This was the first time the former RPI runner ran in the event.

Safety measures for 2021 Troy Turkey Trot

Security measures were in full force for the event. Protocols included but were not limited to no finish line gathering, awards ceremony or warm ups.

One runner said, “We’re just glad to be back and be able to run, it was a long year with Covid.”

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