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Cold weather doesn't stop Turkey Trot Run


Lake Area runners got up early on Saturday to participate in this year's Turkey Trot event.

Despite cooler weather, a good group of people came out to enjoy the family-friendly event.

The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club hosted the trot.

Proceeds go to scholarships for SOWELA and McNeese State University students.

A pancake breakfast and awards ceremony took place after the race.

And while the turkey 5-K was the big event, most people KPLC spoke to said their favorite was the kid-K.

"Just these kids. These kids out here running and having a good time and being healthy ... it's a lot of work preparing for this thing, but it's just great seeing these kids having a good time," said Rick Bateman, race director.

Winners in different categories received a frozen Thanksgiving turkey.

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