Valley Stream, New York 2021-11-25 13:06:07 –
Greenville, South Carolina (WSPA)-A 13-year-old tradition, the Trees Upstate Turkey Race in Downtown Greenville has been successful.
“We are the third largest race in the state and the largest race in Upstate,” said Race Director Joel Teachey.
Some people, like Brooke Ellison, said it was fun but tough because it was close to 30 degrees on Saturday morning.
Others have seen runners like the Stall family.
“This is their first year because they come from outside the town, but we come to see it every year, then we go to cook turkey,” Stall said. rice field.
The race goes from downtown to Cleveland Park and back through the Swan Prabbit Trail.
Whether strapped or on the sidelines, 8k and 5k united friends and family.
Ellison said, “I can’t meet each other, but I can meet several times a year, so it was a good bond. Now I’m going to eat all the food.”
Teachey says the number of participants was very high.
“With over 4,600 registrants, I’m very excited to be here today to start Thanksgiving morning,” said Teachey.
Teachey says the money they raise from the race is heading for a bigger goal to make Upstate more environmentally friendly through a non-profit organization called Trees Upstate.
“We are planting trees in parks, schools and neighborhoods, promoting the benefits of trees and protecting them by teaching people how to properly plant and maintain them. To notify them of policy and system changes. It helps, “says Teachey.
He added, “This event is very important to us. I get up at 4:00 and work 12-16 hours, but I love being here on Thanksgiving morning. I love it.”
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