About 1,400 run in the annual Turkey Trot 5K in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Over a thousand people in Baton Rouge braved the freezing temperatures on Thanksgiving morning to run for a great cause.

The annual Turkey Trot 5K benefits the March of Dimes.

This year, about 1,400 runners gathered at Convention Street and 4th Street in downtown Baton Rouge for the 8 a.m. run.

Participants are hoping the nationwide event breaks a Guinness World Record.

The early start gave them plenty of time to finish before turkey and trimmings were served at home.

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