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Thousands run for charity in annual Thanksgiving Day race

Thousands are running for local charities this Thanksgiving Day in the annual Western & Southern race Downtown. (FOX19 NOW) Thousands are running for local charities this Thanksgiving Day in the annual Western & Southern race Downtown. (FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

By Kendall Herold

More than 16,000 runners are spending their holiday raising money for local charities.

The 105th Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race kicked off at 9 a.m. at Paul Brown Stadium.

The event, one of the oldest of any kind in the Midwest, has become an integral part of the holiday for those who run it annually and supporters who cheer them along the 6.2-mile walk/run course.  

Last year, more than 14,000 people participated.

Proceeds benefit local charities like UC Barrett Cancer Center and Neediest Kids of All.

There also will be music and food at a post-race party on the football stadium's plaza level.

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