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By Devin Payne

When the Powell Wellness Center rolled out its first-ever Turkey Trot 5K event last Thanksgiving, the hope was that it would gain traction among Culpeper County residents looking for a healthy activity to engage in before partaking of their holiday feast.

If the turnout for the second Turkey Trot is any indication, then it appears the event is well on track to becoming an annual staple of holiday 5Ks in the area.

In total, 549 people registered for last Thursday’s event, with 413 of them crossing the finish line. That number is up from the 331 participants who finished 2018’s event.