Runners take off from the beginning of the Airport Dike Trail on Thursday for the fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Race proceeds went to the Juneau-Douglas High School hockey and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams. (Courtesy Photo | Scott Spickler)

Runners take off from the beginning of the Airport Dike Trail on Thursday for the fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Race proceeds went to the Juneau-Douglas High School hockey and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams. (Courtesy Photo | Scott Spickler)

Photos: Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Tryptophan didn’t slow them down.

The fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot took over the Airport Dike Trail on Thursday morning, helping raise important funds for two high school athletics programs.

Approximately 370 participants walked or ran in 1-mile and 5-kilometer races, according to event organizer Tyra Smith-MacKinnon. Race proceeds went toward the Juneau-Douglas High School hockey and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams, who helped with race set-up.

“It’s a pretty fun community event,” Smith-MacKinnon said. “You see a lot of people who you can tell haven’t seen each other in many years.”

The Nugget Alaskan Outfitter and Foggy Mountain Shop donated prizes for the races. Official results were not kept.

The Thunder Mountain High School cross country team huddles together for a picture at the fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Over 350 runners came out for the 1-mile and 5K runs which benefitted the TMHS cross country and JDHS hockey teams. (Courtesy Photo | Tyra Smith-MacKinnon)

The Thunder Mountain High School cross country team huddles together for a picture at the fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Over 350 runners came out for the 1-mile and 5K runs which benefitted the TMHS cross country and JDHS hockey teams. (Courtesy Photo | Tyra Smith-MacKinnon)

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot participants Bob and Natalie MacKinnon. (Couresty Photo | Tyra Smith-MacKinnon)

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot participants Bob and Natalie MacKinnon. (Couresty Photo | Tyra Smith-MacKinnon)

Lacey Sanders takes a selfie with Caitlin Sanders (back right) and sisters Julia Mesdag, Hannah and Taylor at the fifth annual Thanskgiving Day Turkey Trot at the Airport Dike Trail on Thursday morning. Runners trotted in either a 1-mile or 5K race with members of the Juneau-Douglas High School hockey and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams, the benefactors of the event. (Courtesy Photo | Lacey Sanders)

Lacey Sanders takes a selfie with Caitlin Sanders (back right) and sisters Julia Mesdag, Hannah and Taylor at the fifth annual Thanskgiving Day Turkey Trot at the Airport Dike Trail on Thursday morning. Runners trotted in either a 1-mile or 5K race with members of the Juneau-Douglas High School hockey and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams, the benefactors of the event. (Courtesy Photo | Lacey Sanders)

Juneau-Douglas High School hockey seniors (left to right) Cameron Smith, Bill Bosse, Ronan Lynch, Greyson Liebelt and Blake Bixby pose for a picture during the fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot at the Airport Dike Trail. The JDHS hockey team and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams helped put on the event supporting their respective causes. (Courtesy Photo | Tyra Smith-MacKinnon)

Juneau-Douglas High School hockey seniors (left to right) Cameron Smith, Bill Bosse, Ronan Lynch, Greyson Liebelt and Blake Bixby pose for a picture during the fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot at the Airport Dike Trail. The JDHS hockey team and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams helped put on the event supporting their respective causes. (Courtesy Photo | Tyra Smith-MacKinnon)

Over 300 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot participants take off from the start of the Airport Dike Trail on Thursday. (Courtesy Photo | Tyra Smith-MacKinnon)

Over 300 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot participants take off from the start of the Airport Dike Trail on Thursday. (Courtesy Photo | Tyra Smith-MacKinnon)

More in Home

TJ Beers holds a sign to advocate for the rights of people experiencing homelessness outside the state Capitol on April 9. Beers was homeless for four years and in three states. “I don’t know how I survived,” he said. (Claire Stremple/Alaska Beacon)
Lawmakers weigh whether to reduce or acknowledge rights of growing Alaska homeless population

As cities try to house people, Dunleavy’s protest bill would further criminalize them, advocates say.

Juneau Assembly members and other visitors examine a meeting room formerly used by the nine-member Alaska State Board of Education and Early Development on Monday, April 8, which is about 25% larger than the Assembly Chambers at City Hall. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Of three possible new City Hall buildings, one stands out — but plenty of proposed uses for other two

Michael J. Burns Building eyed as city HQ; childcare, animal shelter among options at school sites.

The sky and mountains are reflected in the water on April 5, 2012, at the Kootznoowoo Wilderness in the Tongass National Forest’s Admiralty Island National Monument. Conservation organizations bought some private land and transferred it to the U.S. Forest Service, resulting in an incremental expansion of the Kootznoowoo Wilderness and protection of habitat important to salmon and wildlife. (Photo by Don MacDougall/U.S. Forest Service)
Conservation groups’ purchase preserves additional land in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

A designated wilderness area in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the largest… Continue reading

A welcome sign is shown Sept. 22, 2021, in Tok. President Joe Biden won Alaska’s nominating contest on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Biden wins more delegates in Alaska and Wyoming as he heads toward Democratic nomination

President Joe Biden nudged further ahead in the Democratic nomination for reelection… Continue reading

The Boney Courthouse in downtown Anchorage, across the street from the larger Nesbett Courthouse, holds the Alaska Supreme Court chambers. (Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)
Alaska judge strikes down state’s cash payments to families using correspondence school programs

Decision will become a ‘hot-button legislative item’ in final weeks of session, lawmakers say.

Senate President Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, speaks to members of the Senate majority caucus’ leadership group on Friday. (James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)
Schools, university and projects across Alaska are set to receive money from new budget bill

Alaska Senate sends draft capital budget to House as work continues on a state spending plan

A fenced lot proposed as a campsite for people experiencing homelessness located next to the city’s cold weather emergency shelter, in the background, is also next door to a businesses where extensive construction is scheduled, thus prompting city leaders to rethink the proposal. (Photo by Laurie Craig)
Indefinite ‘dispersed camping’ for homeless proposed by city leaders due to lack of suitable campsite

Proposed Rock Dump site is next to long-term construction, more costly than expected, report states.

A statue of William Henry Seward stands outside the Dimond Courthouse in downtown Juneau. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire file photo)
Juneau man convicted of sexual abuse of 15-year-old girl more than four years after incidents occur

JPD: Randy James Willard, 39, sent explicit videos to and engaged in sexual contact with victim.

Capital Transit buses stop at the Valley Transit Center on Thursday. Two bus routes serving areas of the Mendenhall Valley and near the airport will temporarily be discontinued starting April 22 due to lack of staff. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Capital Transit temporarily suspending two Mendenhall Valley routes due to shortage of drivers

Officials hope to fix situation by July; extra tourist buses also scaled back due to fleet shortage.

Most Read