Before gathering around the Thanksgiving Day table, more than 500 runners gathered in downtown Lansing. "We're just trying to challenge nature a little bit," said runner Duane Smith.
Runners took to the icy streets and windy River Walk trying not to slip and fall. For some runners, the race is a family holiday tradition. For others, it's a great way to start burning calories early so they can indulge themselves with a feast later.
The only thing missing this year was the Turkeyman himself, a sponsor who serves up grilled turkey right over the finish line. Organizer of the trot Chuck Block said it was too cold and windy to fire up the grills this year.
Proceeds of the race go to local runner scholarship funds.