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Thousands Gear Up for 'Feaster Five' Thanksgiving Day Race

It’s a Thanksgiving tradition for thousands of New England families

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    Thousands of people laced up their running shoes on Thanksgiving for the Feaster Five Road Race in Andover, Massachusetts. (Published Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016)

    Thousands of people laced up their running shoes on Thanksgiving for the Feaster Five Road Race in Andover, Massachusetts. 

    It’s a Thanksgiving tradition for thousands of New England families. 

    The Feaster Five has been going on for 29 years. More than 9,000 runners and walkers will follow a five-mile or 5K course through Andover. 

    Dave McGillivray, race organizer, said, "We get people from 45 states. Basically they're all coming home." 

    McGillivray says Thanksgiving is the most popular day to run in America because so many people are gestures with family and because it's good excuse to burn some calories to make room for your Thanksgiving feast. 

    There will be some notable runners, including Team Hoyt and a Boston Marathon survivor. 

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