BAY ST. LOUIS -- The third annual Fit First Turkey Trot, a 5K race in Old Town Bay St. Louis, will commence Thursday morning to raise money for the Hancock County Animal Shelter.
The race will begin at 8 a.m. at the train depot. Runners will trot through Old Town to Beach Boulevard and circle back to the train depot.
The event will also feature chicken gumbo, mimosas, beer and a 1-mile fun run at 8:45 a.m.
Registration is $35 for the 5K race and $10 for the fun run. All proceeds go directly to Friends of the Animal Shelter, the shelter's charity organization.
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Participants are asked to bring pet food as part of their entry fees. Each entrant will receive a wishbone medallion and a long-sleeve shirt.
Runners will be classified by age group. First-place winners will receive a Cornish game hen, second-place winners will receive a box of stuffing, and those who place third will receive a can of cranberry sauce.
Race Director Helene Loiacano Johnson said the race raised about $1,500 last year. She expects a similar crowd of about 400 runners Thursday.
Call 466-5732 or show up after 7 a.m. Thursday to register.