Participating in The Hungry Turkey gives families a great way to kick off Thanksgiving Day while eliminating the guilt of gobbling up yummy eats later in the day. A first-class, chip-timed event, The Hungry Turkey is run in conjunction with the Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown St. Louis. The Hungry Turkey features great swag for all paid participants, age group awards and prizes for beating The Hungry Turkey. The event also raises funds for Operation Food Search. To encourage the entire family on Thanksgiving morning to participate, the event is stroller and pet friendly.