Turkey Trot

2011 Granville Turkey Trot in downtown Granville, Ohio on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday. Zach Gray/The Advocate

I hate running. Unless I’m doing it to travel more quickly, or if it’s part of a game. But running for pleasure or even exercise just doesn’t appeal to me.

Thursday, I spent my first Thanksgiving outside of Oklahoma and away from my family. So the fact that I had to be up at 8 a.m. to shoot a 5K made it that much worse. Or so I thought.

Once I actually got out there and saw the 1,000+ people who showed up to run – many of whom wore silly costumes  – I started to change my mind.

Brandi Greenlee watches runners pass by during the 2011 Granville Turkey Trot in downtown Granville.

I was impressed by the amount of support the event had. The street was absolutely packed and they raised more than $22,000 for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.

I’m still too big of a wuss to run in the cold, but when the weather warms up, I think I’ll try to run in a 5K. We’ll see.

Advocate story and gallery here.

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2011 Granville Turkey Trot in downtown Granville, Ohio on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday. Zach Gray/The Advocate

I hate running. Unless I’m doing it to travel more quickly, or if it’s part of a game. But running for pleasure or even exercise just doesn’t appeal to me.

Thursday, I spent my first Thanksgiving outside of Oklahoma and away from my family. So the fact that I had to be up at 8 a.m. to shoot a 5K made it that much worse. Or so I thought.

Once I actually got out there and saw the 1,000+ people who showed up to run – many of whom wore silly costumes  – I started to change my mind.

Brandi Greenlee watches runners pass by during the 2011 Granville Turkey Trot in downtown Granville.

I was impressed by the amount of support the event had. The street was absolutely packed and they raised more than $22,000 for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.

I’m still too big of a wuss to run in the cold, but when the weather warms up, I think I’ll try to run in a 5K. We’ll see.

Advocate story and gallery here.

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