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Discounted entry fee for Turkey Trot ends Friday night

If you want to register for this year's YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot at the discounted rate of $36, you must do so by 11:59 p.m. Friday. After that, the registration fee increases to $41.

The 123rd annual race – the longest consecutively run footrace in North America – will take place at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) on Delaware Avenue.

Runners may register at ymcabn.org until race capacity is reached. Registration includes a commemorative T-shirt and entry to the after-party at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The event is again expected to sell out, and organizers believe it will be filled up during the early days of November. Last year, registration for the 8K run (about 5 miles) closed Nov. 15, when the 14,000-runner threshold was reached 10 days before race day.

Proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit children and families who would otherwise be unable to afford YMCA programs and services. Runners last year helped raise more than $1.2 million used by the YMCA Buffalo Niagara for that purpose.

For more information, visit the site or call the Turkey Trot info line at 565-6000.

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