LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lake Area runners got up early on Saturday to participate in this year's Turkey Trot event.
Despite cooler weather, a good group of people came out to enjoy the family-friendly event.
The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club hosted the trot.
Proceeds go to scholarships for SOWELA and McNeese State University students.
A pancake breakfast and awards ceremony took place after the race.
And while the turkey 5-K was the big event, most people KPLC spoke to said their favorite was the kid-K.
"Just these kids. These kids out here running and having a good time and being healthy ... it's a lot of work preparing for this thing, but it's just great seeing these kids having a good time," said Rick Bateman, race director.
Winners in different categories received a frozen Thanksgiving turkey.