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People search downtown in Third annual Amazing Turkey Trot

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Hats, costumes and a search in downtown Wausau.

"It's a riddle trying to figure out where to go and what to do and a lot of different fun things," said Rick Clements.

Organizers said hundreds of people participated in this year's Amazing Turkey Trot.

Debby Clements was one of them and she said being a part of the race is an easy way to give back.

"They're local people, local organizations, The Women's Community, The Boys and Girls Club, etc., and so it stays right in our community, and it has a direct impact," said Clements.

Clements brought her whole family, including her son from Minnesota.

Clements said it's a tradition she wants to continue.

"Our son never missed a Turkey Trot before and our daughter just joined in this year, and her boyfriend, so it'll be a lot of fun," said Clements.

Organizers said that's the idea, along with providing turkeys and canned goods for area families.

"That's one-hundred families that you're going to feed that might not have food for Thanksgiving," said Dan Maas.

This year's Turkey Trot was Heidi Schelvan's first time taking part.

"I hope that we do well, I like to win," said Schelvan.

In the past two years, organizers said they've raised more than $17,000 dollars, bringing in hundreds of turkey and cans of food.

This year, organizers said they hope to raise even more money and food.

"We're up about 30% over last year, for participation which is fantastic, an unlimited amount of people can get involved in this," said Maas.

All of the proceeds benefit families right here in central Wisconsin.

The course covered a six-mile stretch of downtown Wausau.

Organizers said about 100 turkeys were donated, along with more than 400 cans of food.

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