UTICA, N.Y. -- Many kicked off their Thanksgiving a little differently than most – by getting their adrenaline going.
The Run for Hunger 5K runners ran a closed-course that takes around 30 mins to complete.
Mayor Rob Palmieri was also there and gave runners a pep talk just before the start time.
People were asked to bring two non-perishable food items.
Proceeds and food will go to local nonprofit food pantries.
Participants from all ages came out to show their support for the community.
"There’s so many good causes in the greater Utica area, and we just try and support as many as we can. Now were delivering a whole bunch of food to the rescue mission, probably in excess of 1,500 pounds and $2,500 to your neighbor so they can continue to do great work in the community,” said race coordinator Dave Morehouse.
The Run for Hunger has been going on for 34 years, and happens every Thanksgiving morning.