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Throughout Baltimore region, Thanksgiving runners hit the streets

Runners work up an appetite at early Thanksgiving events.

As families around the Baltimore region prepared for a day of feasting and family gathering on Thanksgiving, thousands more started Thursday by hitting the streets in various "turkey trots" and running events.

The Y of Central Maryland scheduled runs in many communities where it has facilities, most of them stepping off by 10 a.m. Runs were scheduled in Bel Air, Towson, Baltimore, Arnold, Westminster and Ellicott City.

In addition, the 33rd annual Green Valley North Turkey Trot took place beginning at 8 a.m., benefiting children battling cancer and life-threatening illness, as well as the Lenny "Batman" Robinson Hope for Henry fund and the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company

Weather for Thanksgiving morning generally cooperated with the runners — though some might have experienced a few raindrops. According to the National Weather Services, the temperature at 9 a.m. at the Inner Harbor was 45 degrees, with little wind.

There's a chance of showers, mainly before noon, under partly sunny skies. The high for Thanksgiving is expected to be about 50 degrees, and tonight it will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog overnight, according to the NWS.

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