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Photos: Runners return to Clearwater for the Tampa Bay Turkey Trot

The 42nd annual event brings out casual and dedicated athletes for the 5K and 1-mile races.
Dr. Bob Tiller, a USF professor, prepares for the Tampa Bay Turkey Trot 5K race Thursday morning in Clearwater. Tiller, a graduate of Clearwater High, wears a hat with pins from the last 29 years of Turkey Trots.
Dr. Bob Tiller, a USF professor, prepares for the Tampa Bay Turkey Trot 5K race Thursday morning in Clearwater. Tiller, a graduate of Clearwater High, wears a hat with pins from the last 29 years of Turkey Trots. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Published Nov. 25
Updated Nov. 25

The 42nd annual Tampa Bay Turkey Trot in Clearwater is a Thanksgiving tradition. Runners returned to the course — adjacent to Clearwater High School — after the event went virtual last year due to the pandemic.

Spot the turkeys among the flock of runners? The 5K and 1-mile races always bring out a few competitors in costumes.

Sean Gallagher, 39, of St. Petersburg, warms up before the Tampa Bay Turkey Trot 5K.
Sean Gallagher, 39, of St. Petersburg, warms up before the Tampa Bay Turkey Trot 5K. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
The best part of the Turkey Trot each year just might be the costumes.
The best part of the Turkey Trot each year just might be the costumes. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Runners near the 5K finish line on Thursday morning.
Runners near the 5K finish line on Thursday morning. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Dona Berryman, 61, of Clearwater, pushes Sally Berryman, 91, of Clearwater, during the 5K.
Dona Berryman, 61, of Clearwater, pushes Sally Berryman, 91, of Clearwater, during the 5K. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Roy Hobson, 25, of Sarasota, is the male 5K winner in a time of  15:37.4.
Roy Hobson, 25, of Sarasota, is the male 5K winner in a time of 15:37.4. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Jacqueline Brasseale, 17, of Evansville, Ind., is the 5K women's winner in a time of 18:32.4. “It was so exciting getting to see everyone on the course again”, said Brasseale, whose entire family ran the race. Brasseale’s mother competed while pregnant with Jacqueline.
Jacqueline Brasseale, 17, of Evansville, Ind., is the 5K women's winner in a time of 18:32.4. “It was so exciting getting to see everyone on the course again”, said Brasseale, whose entire family ran the race. Brasseale’s mother competed while pregnant with Jacqueline. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Savannah Wilson, 3, holds hands with Tamara Campbell as they near the finish.
Savannah Wilson, 3, holds hands with Tamara Campbell as they near the finish. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Cavin Estep, 14, of Atlanta, recovers from the 5K.
Cavin Estep, 14, of Atlanta, recovers from the 5K. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Dieme Ufitimana, 19, of St. Petersburg, finishes the 5K in second place with a time of 16:03.3.
Dieme Ufitimana, 19, of St. Petersburg, finishes the 5K in second place with a time of 16:03.3. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Runners hold hands as they cross the finish line of the 5K.
Runners hold hands as they cross the finish line of the 5K. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]