GALLERY: King Turkey Day 2022 options turkey racing, a parade and extra – The Globe

September 20, 2022

King Turkey Day 2022 featured the primary warmth of the fiftieth Nice Gobbler Gallop in addition to the parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

Paycheck poses for a photo with a fan during King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

Paycheck poses for a photograph with a fan throughout King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

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Paycheck hitches a ride prior to the Great Gobbler Gallop for King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

Paycheck hitches a experience previous to the Nice Gobbler Gallop for King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

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Paycheck pauses for a photo with fans celebrating King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

Paycheck pauses for a photograph with followers celebrating King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

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Worthington's Paycheck leads the combined field of the Worthington Area YMCA 10K, 5K, and untimed family walk during the start of the King Turkey Day race Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Worthington’s Paycheck leads the mixed area of the Worthington Space YMCA 10K, 5K, and untimed household stroll through the begin of the King Turkey Day race Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

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Runners participate in the annual Worthington Area YMCA 10K race Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, on King Turkey Day.

Runners take part within the annual Worthington Space YMCA 10K race Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, on King Turkey Day.

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A young scooter driver keeps pace during the Worthington Area YMCA 10K, 5K, and untimed family walk Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, during Worthington's King Turkey Day Celebration.

A younger scooter driver retains tempo through the Worthington Space YMCA 10K, 5K, and untimed household stroll Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, throughout Worthington’s King Turkey Day Celebration.

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Aaron Propst, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was the winner of the annual Worthington Area YMCA 5K race in the men's class on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, during the King Turkey Day celebration.

Aaron Propst, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was the winner of the annual Worthington Space YMCA 5K race within the males’s class on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, through the King Turkey Day celebration.

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Kya Crowley, of Woodbury, catches her breath after winning the annual Worthington Area YMCA 5K race Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington, during King Turkey Day.

Kya Crowley, of Woodbury, catches her breath after successful the annual Worthington Space YMCA 5K race Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington, throughout King Turkey Day.

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Kaitlin Goforth approaches the finish line to win in the women's division of the annual Worthington Area YMCA 10K race during King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

Kaitlin Goforth approaches the end line to win within the girls’s division of the annual Worthington Space YMCA 10K race throughout King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

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Volunteers cook sausage for the free pancake breakfast at the Worthington Fire Department during King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

Volunteers prepare dinner sausage for the free pancake breakfast on the Worthington Hearth Division throughout King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

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Volunteers, from left, Creed Kouba, Gerret Larson and Eva Gerdes prepare to mix another batch of pancake batter for the free breakfast at the Worthington Fire Hall during King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Volunteers, from left, Creed Kouba, Gerret Larson and Eva Gerdes put together to combine one other batch of pancake batter for the free breakfast on the Worthington Hearth Corridor throughout King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

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A hungry crowd attends the annual free pancake breakfast at the Worthington Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, during King Turkey Day.

A hungry crowd attends the annual free pancake breakfast on the Worthington Hearth Corridor on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, throughout King Turkey Day.

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A helicopter comes in to land during the King Turkey Day celebration to give rides as a line of people wait for the free pancake breakfast at the Worthington Fire Hall Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

A helicopter is available in to land through the King Turkey Day celebration to provide rides as a line of individuals look forward to the free pancake breakfast on the Worthington Hearth Corridor Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

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Luverne Minnesota National Guard member Bullerman, in uniform, helps Luis Vela, in black, and Eduardo Domínguez, in white, harness up to climb the wall during King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Luverne Minnesota Nationwide Guard member Bullerman, in uniform, helps Luis Vela, in black, and Eduardo Domínguez, in white, harness as much as climb the wall throughout King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

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Luverne Minnesota National Guard member Bullerman watches with spectators as Luis Vela, in black, and  Eduardo Domínguez, in white, climb the wall Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, during King Turkey Day.

Luverne Minnesota Nationwide Guard member Bullerman watches with spectators as Luis Vela, in black, and Eduardo Domínguez, in white, climb the wall Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, throughout King Turkey Day.

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Family watches as an artist draws a character portrait of a girl on King Turkey Day Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

Household watches as an artist attracts a personality portrait of a lady on King Turkey Day Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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King Turkey Day featured speaker, former Minnesota Vikings Walter Eugene "Chuck" Foreman, also known as "The Spin Doctor," signs an autograph and poses for photos during the celebration Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

King Turkey Day featured speaker, former Minnesota Vikings Walter Eugene “Chuck” Foreman, also referred to as “The Spin Physician,” indicators an autograph and poses for photographs through the celebration Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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Fans talk turkey and suggest strategy to Paycheck before the big race on King Turkey Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

Followers discuss turkey and counsel technique to Paycheck earlier than the large race on King Turkey Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.

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The King Turkey Day crowd scopes out the many food vendors on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

The King Turkey Day crowd scopes out the numerous meals distributors on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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Susanne Murphy, president of the King Turkey Day Board of Directors, presents Paycheck to featured speaker and former Minnesota Vikings player Walter Eugene "Chuck" Foreman for a kiss of good luck prior to the first leg of the Great Gobbler Gallop on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

Susanne Murphy, president of the King Turkey Day Board of Administrators, presents Paycheck to featured speaker and former Minnesota Vikings participant Walter Eugene “Chuck” Foreman for a kiss of fine luck previous to the primary leg of the Nice Gobbler Gallop on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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Paycheck, Worthington's largest turkey, pauses for a photo with Worthington's tiniest turkey and his other fans for King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

Paycheck, Worthington’s largest turkey, pauses for a photograph with Worthington’s tiniest turkey and his different followers for King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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Former race team members coax a group of turkeys into running toward the finish line on Worthington's 10th Street in celebration of 50 years of turkey racing on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, on King Turkey Day.

Former race staff members coax a bunch of turkeys into working towards the end line on Worthington’s tenth Avenue in celebration of fifty years of turkey racing on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, on King Turkey Day.

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Former race teams chase turkeys on 10th Street in Worthington in celebration of 50 years of racing Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, for King Turkey Day.

Former race groups chase turkeys on tenth Avenue in Worthington in celebration of fifty years of racing Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, for King Turkey Day.

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Worthington's King Turkey Day race team encourages turkey speedster Paycheck to continue strutting down 10th Street during the first leg of the 50th Great Gobbler Gallop on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

Worthington’s King Turkey Day race staff encourages turkey speedster Paycheck to proceed strutting down tenth Avenue through the first leg of the fiftieth Nice Gobbler Gallop on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, center, in black, visits with Clarence Wessels, a 1989 and 1990 Cuero race team alumnus, before the start of the big King Turkey Day race Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, heart, in black, visits with Clarence Wessels, a 1989 and 1990 Cuero race staff alumnus, earlier than the beginning of the large King Turkey Day race Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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Cuero race team alumnus Clarence Wessels holds race winner Ruby Begonia up for photos and interviews after the Worthington leg of the Great Gobbler Gallop during King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Cuero race staff alumnus Clarence Wessels holds race winner Ruby Begonia up for photographs and interviews after the Worthington leg of the Nice Gobbler Gallop throughout King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

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The King Turkey Day Parade begins with the presentation of the colors on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

The King Turkey Day Parade begins with the presentation of the colours on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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King Turkey Day 2022 parade marshals Ken and Zuby Jansen wave to the crowds on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

King Turkey Day 2022 parade marshals Ken and Zuby Jansen wave to the crowds on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

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Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle greets the crowd during the King Turkey Day Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle greets the group through the King Turkey Day Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

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King Turkey Day featured speaker and former Minnesota Vikings player Walter Eugene "Chuck" Foreman, known as "The Spin Doctor," waves to the crowd with Lisa Schutte during the parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

King Turkey Day featured speaker and former Minnesota Vikings participant Walter Eugene “Chuck” Foreman, often known as “The Spin Physician,” waves to the group with Lisa Schutte through the parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, left, visits with Jim Wychor, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington. Wychor is one of the last surviving members of the original turkey racing team who brought the event to King Turkey Day 50 years ago .

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, left, visits with Jim Wychor, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington. Wychor is among the final surviving members of the unique turkey racing staff who introduced the occasion to King Turkey Day 50 years in the past .

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Murray County Central students competed against other bands during the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

Murray County Central college students competed towards different bands through the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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Nobles County Dairy Princesses Alysha Wieneke and Nikia Evans wave to the crowd at the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

Nobles County Dairy Princesses Alysha Wieneke and Nikia Evans wave to the group on the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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A car in the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, asks people to donate to the Amelia Earhart fund, which will pay for a life-sized statue of the famed aviator seated on a bench on Sailboard Beach.

A automotive within the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, asks individuals to donate to the Amelia Earhart fund, which can pay for a life-sized statue of the famed aviator seated on a bench on Sailboard Seaside.

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Mike Pool holds his arms out in front of the Silver Skate reunion float in the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

Mike Pool holds his arms out in entrance of the Silver Skate reunion float within the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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The 70-year-old vintage float is the last entry in the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

The 70-year-old classic float is the final entry within the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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King Turkey Day featured speaker and former Minnesota Vikings player Walter Eugene "Chuck" Foreman, also known as "The Spin Doctor," addresses the crowd Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

King Turkey Day featured speaker and former Minnesota Vikings participant Walter Eugene “Chuck” Foreman, also referred to as “The Spin Physician,” addresses the group Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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King Turkey Day featured speaker, former Minnesota Vikings player Walter Eugene "Chuck" Foreman, signs an autograph for Jeff Brink, a longtime fan of #44, during the celebration on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

King Turkey Day featured speaker, former Minnesota Vikings participant Walter Eugene “Chuck” Foreman, indicators an autograph for Jeff Brink, a longtime fan of #44, through the celebration on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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