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Thousands lace up for Boulevard Bolt on Thanksgiving

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Before feasting on turkey this Thanksgiving Day, thousands burned calories in the 20th Annual Boulevard Bolt, held every year in Belle Meade.

The five-mile race, organized by volunteers, is a collaborative effort of Immanuel Baptist Church, St. George's Episcopal Church and The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom in Nashville.

Since 1994, the Boulevard Bolt has grown from 2,500 participants to over 8,000 participants in 2012 and ranks among the largest five-mile races in the country, according to the event's Web site.

It's a family tradition for many of the runners as family comes into town for the holiday.

Since it began, the annual Boulevard Bolt has donated approximately $2 million to the homeless community in Nashville.

Read more at BoulevardBolt.org.

Other Thanksgiving Day races include the four-mile Boro Dash in Murfreesboro and the seven-mile Indian Lake Loop in Hendersonville.

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