More than 350 Turkey runners braved subzero temperature to raise money for charity and to jump-start their metabolism before their big Thanksgiving meal. The runners says clothing was the key to their success in finishing the race before turning into an icicle. It was negative 5 degrees at the start of the race, but that didn't stop these turkey trotters from running for a good cause. Whether they ran on two legs or all four. They runners say the race was a lot of fun. And this morning's winner was even shocked by the prize he won. The winning time was just under 16 minutes and the race's organizers say it was another successful year.
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Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.
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Children up to age 18 are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children®, if, in the opinion of our physicians, there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized services available. Admission is based solely on a child's medical needs. A family's income or insurance status are not criteria for a child's acceptance as a patient. There is no charge for services provided within Shriners Hospitals for Children® facilities.
Henry Praska, Co-Race Director
Kara Schaefer, Co-Race Director