Locals race for IRIS in Faribault on Thanksgiving morning
By Rebecca Rodenborg
Faribault Daily News
November 22, 2012

More than 1,200 people participated in the Fourth Annual Turkey Trot, a 5K/10K race, on Thursday morning. The event is a fundraiser for Infants Remembered In Silence (IRIS), a local nonprofit that is dedicated to offering support, education and resources to parents, families, friends and professionals on the death of a child in early pregnancy. IRIS is entirely funded by donations and memorials.

Turkey Trot participants gathered for a prayer before the children’s Gobble Wobble and the 5K and 10K races began at the Faribault Middle School on Thursday morning. (Photo by Rebecca Rodenborg/Daily News)


The Gobble Wobble children’s race was split into two age groups, though more than 60 youths participated in the short-distance event. Following the Gobble Wobble, children lined the curb in front of the Faribault Middle School to watch the runners in the 5K and 10K events take off. (Photo by Rebecca Rodenborg/Daily News)


More than 1,200 people signed up to participate in the Fourth Annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, and a few dozen four-legged runners also joined in on the fun. Event organizers said they were happy to see participation continue to grow each year. (Photo by Rebecca Rodenborg/Daily News)