Taking a 5K jaunt to help kids, offset turkey dinner

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Posted: November 23, 2012

The Winchester Star

Friends (from left) Abigale Lukens, 15, Samantha Herrell, 17, and Sidney Burleson, 17, all of Stephens City finish the Thanksgiving 5K race at Sherando High School together. The Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department sponsored the event. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Husband and wife Drew and Allie Colby of Falls Church ran in the morning event. They are visiting relatives in Winchester.
Runners take off Thursday morning in the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department’s Thanksgiving 5K race on the track at Sherando High School. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

STEPHENS CITY — More than 700 people put on their running shoes Thursday morning in an effort to avoid the lethargy that sometimes comes with Thanksgiving.

The 15th annual Thanksgiving 5K was held...



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