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Runners trot off Thanksgiving feast

Hordes of runners, many in turkey regalia, packed Austin Bluffs Parkway for the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot 5K on Thursday, November 23, 2017. The YMCA and Kaiser sponsored the run.

The Pikes Peak Turkey Trot mascot, left, watches as the first wave of runners take off from the starting line in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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The Pikes Peak Turkey Trot mascot, left, watches as the first wave of runners take off from the starting line in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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A young girl high-fives Santa Claus after finishing the 1k kids fun run in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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A young girl high-fives Santa Claus after finishing the 1k kids fun run in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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A runner in a turkey hat leaves from the starting line in a crowd of people at the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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A runner in a turkey hat leaves from the starting line in a crowd of people at the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Rachel Mozzetta high fives Santa Claus in the last few steps before crossing the finish line of the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Rachel Mozzetta high fives Santa Claus in the last few steps before crossing the finish line of the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Mike Lukas, dressed as a pilgrim, pretends to box with the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot's turkey mascot before the run begins in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Mike Lukas, dressed as a pilgrim, pretends to box with the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot's turkey mascot before the run begins in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Meren Selover and Tammy Freese chat at while starting the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Briargate, Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Meren Selover and Tammy Freese chat at while starting the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Briargate, Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Kids high-five Santa Claus after finishing the 1k Kids Fun Run before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Kids high-five Santa Claus after finishing the 1k Kids Fun Run before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Kids high-five Santa Claus after finishing the 1k Kids Fun Run before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Kids high-five Santa Claus after finishing the 1k Kids Fun Run before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Kids high-five Santa Claus after finishing the 1k Kids Fun Run before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Kids high-five Santa Claus after finishing the 1k Kids Fun Run before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Kathy Grosso, right, brought her five children, their spouses, and fourteen grandchildren to Colorado Springs for a Thanksgiving vacation, and Pikes Peak Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Kathy Grosso, right, brought her five children, their spouses, and fourteen grandchildren to Colorado Springs for a Thanksgiving vacation, and Pikes Peak Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Chelsey Nickel runs the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in an apron and chef's hat in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Chelsey Nickel runs the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in an apron and chef's hat in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Racers line up at the start for the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Racers line up at the start for the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Violet Cavin, 5, hugs Santa Claus's hand after finishing her 1k Kids Fun Run before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Violet Cavin, 5, hugs Santa Claus's hand after finishing her 1k Kids Fun Run before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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The Pikes Peak Turkey Trot mascot, left, watches as the first wave of runners take off from the starting line in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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The Pikes Peak Turkey Trot mascot, left, watches as the first wave of runners take off from the starting line in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Mackenzie, Patrick and Thom Bowlin sit on the curb with their dog Guinness before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Mackenzie, Patrick and Thom Bowlin sit on the curb with their dog Guinness before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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The Pikes Peak Turkey Trot mascot, left, watches as runners take off from the starting line in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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The Pikes Peak Turkey Trot mascot, left, watches as runners take off from the starting line in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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A runner in a turkey costume bolts down the starting runway during the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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A runner in a turkey costume bolts down the starting runway during the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Thom Bowlin and Guinness walk in the grass before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Thom Bowlin and Guinness walk in the grass before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Mike Lukas, dressed as a pilgrim, waits for the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot to start in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Mike Lukas, dressed as a pilgrim, waits for the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot to start in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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A runnner in a turkey hat high-fives Santa Claus as he finishes the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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A runnner in a turkey hat high-fives Santa Claus as he finishes the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Chelsey Nickel runs the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in an apron and chef's hat in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.


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Chelsey Nickel runs the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in an apron and chef's hat in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Robby Young crosses the finish line of the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Young was the fourth person across the finish line.

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Robby Young crosses the finish line of the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Young was the fourth person across the finish line. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Women in turkey shirts start the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Women in turkey shirts start the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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People warm up and line up before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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People warm up and line up before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Mike Lukas, dressed as a pilgrim, finishes the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Mike Lukas, dressed as a pilgrim, finishes the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Patrick Bowlin, Michelle Wine and Jenni Thompson pass Santa Claus as the finish the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Patrick Bowlin, Michelle Wine and Jenni Thompson pass Santa Claus as the finish the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Amy Peters, left, and Wendy Stalnaker shake hands from the third and second place stands on the podium while Amy Shertzer, the first place winner, watches after the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. The three women were the fastest in the 35 to 39 age category.

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Amy Peters, left, and Wendy Stalnaker shake hands from the third and second place stands on the podium while Amy Shertzer, the first place winner, watches after the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. The three women were the fastest in the 35 to 39 age category. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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A runner steps down from the winners podium at the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot award ceremony in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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A runner steps down from the winners podium at the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot award ceremony in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Age category winners pose for a photo at the award ceremony after the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Age category winners pose for a photo at the award ceremony after the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Kids high-five Santa Claus after finishing the 1k Kids Fun Run before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Kids high-five Santa Claus after finishing the 1k Kids Fun Run before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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A group in a cardboard bus warms up before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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A group in a cardboard bus warms up before the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Gina Baker and Angela Longwing run the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in turkey shirts in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Gina Baker and Angela Longwing run the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in turkey shirts in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Jeff Wilson, wearing a turkey costume, high-fives Santa Claus at the finish line of the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Jeff Wilson, wearing a turkey costume, high-fives Santa Claus at the finish line of the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Noah Kline finishes the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot as his turkey-hat's legs flop around his head in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Noah Kline finishes the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot as his turkey-hat's legs flop around his head in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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A woman wears a thanksgiving running hat to the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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A woman wears a thanksgiving running hat to the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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A woman holds her turkey hat under her arm after the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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A woman holds her turkey hat under her arm after the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Michel Kripalani, wearing a turkey hat, and his daughter Katalia Kripalani, 7, look at their race times after the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

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Michel Kripalani, wearing a turkey hat, and his daughter Katalia Kripalani, 7, look at their race times after the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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