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Huntington Turkey Trot Draws 1,000 Runners, Hundreds of Dogs

Huntington Turkey Trot Draws 1,000 Runners, Hundreds of Dogs

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HUNTINGTON, West Virginia -


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The 5-k at Ritter Park drew more than a thousand runners.

Some, like the Audets, even dressed up and brought their dogs.

"it's a fun community event. Whenever you go, you meet a lot of like-minded people, and everybody just has a good time," says Tony Audet.

In addition to the registration fees, many runners donated pet food and supplies for Little Victories Animal Shelter in Ona.

Because of the holidays, this event hosted runners from Vermont to North Carolina to Hawaii.

The Audets are reuniting this weekend in Morgantown.

"This is our way of preparing for the feast that's about to happen, says runner, Jerry Audet, "this is us getting ready."

The turkey hats didn't slow down the Audets.

Jerry finished third, and the rest of the family placed in the top four hundred.