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Billings Thanksgiving run to fight hunger

Posted at 9:31 AM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 11:31:01-05

The first thing on the Thanksgiving menu for 2700 people in downtown Billings was a 5K run to fight hunger in the community.  The 2018 Run Turkey Run! event drew a record crowd and will generate thousands of dollars for different charities.    Meals on Wheels, Family Service, Inc, The Billings Backpack Program and The MSU Billings Yellowjacket Emergency Pantry (YEP) will all receive necessary funding from race entries and donations.   Both the 5k and downtown mile race were run under a grey sky and mild temperature.  Some participants went all out and dressed in Thanksgiving -themed costumes.  Local breweries provided free food and beer samples at the end of the race.