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YMCA holiday tradition continues despite delay

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Better late than never.  That proved to be the case for a Thanksgiving tradition in Beckley.

The YMCA had to postpone their 37th annual Thanksgiving Day Run to Saturday morning due to weather conditions on Thursday.

They had 200 people sign up for the race this year.  It includes a one mile fun run or a five mile run or walk.  

Organizers noticed there were a significant amount of full families who participated.

"We still had a good turn out.  I'm very happy for it," says Daniel Vass, YMCA Sports Director. "I think that Thanksgiving Day would've been a little bit better, but Thanksgiving weekend is still pretty good.  We still had a lot of families come out and make this a part of their Thanksgiving tradition."

Proceeds from the race go towards youth scholarships at the Y, for kids who couldn't otherwise afford to be members.  

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