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Thousands of runners, many in zany outfits, turn out for Turkey Trot

The Turkey Trot is known for all kinds of impossible running outfits, and the 2016 version was no different.

Here are some that caught The Buffalo News' eye, with their completely unofficial awards listed.

(Photos by Mark Sommer/Buffalo News)

(Photos by Mark Sommer/Buffalo News)

Best Fixin's Award: Michael Voorhees of Amherst ran as cranberry sauce, tucked inside a lightweight, collapsible hamper. His wife was dressed as a pumpkin pie, and the couple ran with a spoon and a turkey.

Best Dessert Award: Mike Stachowski ran as a Gingerbread Man. "Every kid I passed, I said, 'Can't catch me, can't catch me!' Stachowski ran with "chef" Louis LaPort of Lockport, and Kyle Yocina of Blasdell, dressed as a turkey with his head cut off.

Best Difficult Outfit Award: Dan Taylor of West Seneca wore a full body suit as a T-Rex. Most difficult thing about it? "The sweat." Was it hard to see? "Everything looked like mostly fog," he said. How many times did he bump into somone? "None." Running time? "I don't know. I can't see," he laughed.

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(Photos by Mark Sommer/Buffalo News)

(Photos by Mark Sommer/Buffalo News)

Best Moving in Rhythm Award: The 12-person centipede. Anchoring the rear was Teresa Staszak of Cheektowaga. "It's been a riot," she said. "Oh, my gosh."

Best Santa's Little Helpers Award: Sister elves Allison and Amanda Hatfield-Wilson of Niagara Falls and Kelsi Linton of Tonawanda were there to do Santa's work, just in case.

Best Gobble Gobbles Award: Turkeys Shannon Steele of Blasdell on left, and Ceilia Koszuta of Buffalo.

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Conehead Kevin Britzzalaro of Clarence, flanked by his sister Amanda and friend Amanda Marlinski of Buffalo, with his father Dan behind. (Mark Sommer/Buffalo News)

Best We Are Family Award: Running together were coneheads Kevin, center, sister Amy  and father Dan Britzzalaro of Clarence, with Amanda Marlinski of Buffalo.

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There were numerous others who could just as easily have been singled out. As always, fun, camaraderie and a sense of accomplishment reigned at the annual Turkey Trot.

 

 

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