Participants in the ninth annual Acworth Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run and 2K Walk held Nov. 19 filled Historic Downtown and helped stock local food pantries for the holiday season.
The Thanksgiving season tradition is presented by the city of Acworth Parks Recreation and Community Resource Department. All participants must bring a nonperishable food item on race day to receive a race number and an Acworth Turkey Chase T-shirt.
More than 900 runners, joggers and walkers participated in this year’s event, and approximately 4,000 nonperishable food items were collected. The food was delivered to 46 families at the Acworth Housing Authority, as well as the Acworth United Methodist and Mars Hill Presbyterian church food pantries.
By Carla Caldwell