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More than 100 racers take part in the Turkey and Toddler Trots at COCC

(Update: Adding video, comments from participant)

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) --  The month of November is when a lot of families sign up for turkey trots before turkey day. Families ran their hearts out on Saturday at COCC for the Turkey Trot and the Toddler Trot.

More than 100 racers lined up for the 24th annual Turkey Trot, while 30 toddlers participated in the 2nd annual Toddler Trot race.

"It's just a fun, good race for families," participant Michael Larrabee said. "Just a good time. It's like I think they've done in 24, it's like the 24th annual, so it was a pretty good one."

The Toddler Trot race included one for kids 3 years old and younger, and one for 5 years old and younger. 

The Turkey Trot event is a tradition for the Larabee family. 

Michael Larrabee said, "Every year, we do a Turkey Trot. We like to do all the runs around here. We kind of do a bunch of runs as a family. My dad started running 10 years ago. So we do the Haulin' Aspen half marathon. We kind of do all that runs around here. So we always do this one for Thanksgiving." 

The trot took racers along the sidewalks, before crossing the finish line near the school's track. The Turkey Trot included a free T-shirt, lunch & prizes. All proceeds benefit the COCC Foundation, which provides scholarship assistance for students. 

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