TAMARAC, Fla. – Thousands of South Floridians were up early on Thanksgiving in Tamarac to break a sweat before the big meal.
Runners participated in the 43rd Annual Tamarac Turkey Trot 5K on Thursday.
“It’s a great way to start your thanksgiving here in the city of Tamarac this is our 43rd Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot,” said Mayor Michelle J. Gomez, City of Tamarac.
People from all over South Florida, including Tamarac, Weston and Coral Springs were in attendance.
“Competing in a race like this is always super fun,” said Mateiz Thompson, won second place.
The winner, Johnathan Werble from Weston, said the race has been a family tradition for more than 10 years and this year’s run meant so much more to him.
“It means a lot and I recently lost my grandfather this month, so I thought about him the whole time,” said Werble.
The first and second place winners showed mutual respect, embracing after the race.
“He was a really good competitor congrats to him,” said Werble.
“He’s a great guy great guy outstanding guy,” said Thompson.
Organizers said more than 2,000 runners and walkers participated in the 3.1-mile race.
It stared just after 7:30 a.m. and wrapped up around 9 a.m.
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