More than $1,500 and a barrel of donated food was raised this morning at the inaugural Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised go to the Food Bank for Monterey County.
The $1,500 raised enables the Food Bank to purchase $7,500 worth of food for families in need.
It was an international affair, as well. Visitors from Japan, the Netherlands, England and across the country who were visiting Monterey for the holiday weekend enjoyed the experience.
On Thursday, November 28 from 7-11 a.m. the 2.238-mile world-renowned circuit will serve as an open track, non-timed venue for runners, walkers and trotters of all ages and abilities. Volunteers from the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Running Club and the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) will be on hand to assist “Turkey Trot” participants.