T Day Turkey Trottin'

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What's your typical Thanksgiving morning plan?

Some people volunteer (and our hats off to them). Others make the rounds, stopping by the homes of various relatives for a little gossip and a glass of wine. Still others are in the kitchen, trying to find that one cranberry jalapeno relish recipe they made in 2002 (we're still looking for that one, too).

But a whole bunch of hearty types hoof it through Belmont Shore. The Turkey Trot celebrates its ninth year on Thursday, Nov. 24, and runners and walkers can expect a few things.

One? Some people shoe dressed as turkeys. What more is there to say about that but right on? Two? It's a benefit; funds will help the Community Action Team with events like Operation Easter Basket and beach clean-up. And speaking of the beach? The third thing to know is you'll see some beach on your trot. Nice for a holiday morning.

The 8 a.m. start is sold out, but the 7 a.m., 9 a.m.. and 10 a.m. slots remain open. There's a kidly Wingding, too, which just a half mile. (That's just after 9 a.m.) Whether you dress like a certain bird or not, figure it is a good day to lend a hand, or a sneaker, to a good cause. And rev up your energy for all the stuffing-making you have to do later in the day.

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