Runners Take to San Jose for Thanksgiving Day ‘Turkey Trot’

The largest timed Thanksgiving road race in the country is taking place Thursday in Silicon Valley, organizers say.

The 15th annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot started at 7:30 a.m. in San Jose with an elite women's five-kilometer race.

According to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, which produced and founded the event, 23,000 people will participate.

Organizers hope to raise $1 million to help the needy in the area.

In the last 14 years, organizers have been able to donate $8.7 million to regional charities.

The general 5K/10K participation race started at 8:30 a.m.

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