18th annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot takes to the streets of San Jose

Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 10K runners head up The Alameda toward the finish line, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in downtown San Jose, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

Pedestrian traffic along Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose was cheek to jowl Thursday morning.

That’s because thousands of people had cued up for the annual running of the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot.

Sponsored by Applied Materials and started by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, the event attracted more than 18,000 registrants this year according to Laura Wilkinson.

The first race took place in 2005, drawing about 1,900 people and raising $132,000 for

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