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It's time for the 22nd annual Turkey Trot 5K

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 19:32:43-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — It's time for a huge annual Thanksgiving Day tradition in Colorado Springs, the 22nd annual Turkey Trot 5K and Kids’ Tiny Trot

The eagerly anticipated holiday event of the season is a fundraiser for the YMCA. This fundraiser gives the YMCA the chance to provide scholarships to local families in need, which, in turn, allows them access to the YMCA and its many programs.

People lined up on Wednesday at the Briargate YMCA to get their race gear. Four thousand people take part in the 5K fundraiser

"Our route does have some snow and ice, so we have been in talks with the city. They are coming out today. We hope to have some plowing, some sand, some salt down," said Libby Boomer from the Briargate YMCA.

The 5K starts at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day.

The following roads will be closed from 7 am - 11 am:
Family Place at YMCA East parking entrance to Morning Glory
Austin Bluffs Pkwy from Rangewood to Briargate Pkwy

The following roads will be closed from 8 am - 10:30 am:
Briargate Pkwy to Wolf Center Dr.
Brainard Dr. at Briargate Pkwy
N Powers off ramp to Briargate Pkwy
N Powers on ramp to Briargate Pkwy
Grand Cordera Pkwy from Briargate Pkwy to Happy Meadows
Grand Cordera Pkwy from Prominent Point to Briargate Pkwy
Grand Lawn Circle from Eldorado Canyon Ct. to Briargate Pkwy
Grand Lawn Circle from Happy Meadows Trail to Briargate Pkwy
Grand Lawn Circle from Steamboat Lake Ct. to Briargate Pkwy
Wolf Center Dr. from Griffin Dr. to Briargate Pkwy
Wolf Center Dr. from Cubbage Dr. to Briargate Pkwy

For more information on the Turkey Trot 5K in Colorado Springs, click here.
For more information on the Turkey Trot 5K in Pueblo, click here.