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)

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