Many people laced up their sneakers and took to the streets to get a head start on that turkey dinner for a great cause.
More than 8,600 people took part in Belle Meade's Boulevard Bolt race Thursday morning.
The event is ranked one of the five largest 5-mile races in the country.
This race is more than just a chance to burn calories. It's also a fundraiser for dozens of homeless charities in Nashville.
More than $2.5 million has been donated since the race began in 1994.
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