A record number of runners crossed the finish line Thursday morning at the 42nd annual Webster Turkey Trot.
More than 5,000 people braved the cold and worked up an appetite by running in the race. Runners took on either 4.4 or 2.5 mile races around Webster Park on Lake Road.
Participants say an early morning run is a great way to kickoff the holiday.
Evelyn Larue and Tia Paddock, said, "The weather is cold and it was slow, so people walked a little bit, but overall it was amazing and well-planned. We'll come again next year, absolutely."
The event supports local organizations including scholarships for cross country runners, the Hope House and several food drives.