Thousands of runners braved the cold Thursday morning to burn off some calories before their Thanksgiving meal.
About 3,000 people took part in the Boro Dash Turkey Trot. The 4-mile race has raised nearly $200,000 over the past four years.
All the money raised this year will benefit Greenhouse Ministries, Girls' Ranch, A Soldier's Child and Neema House, an African orphanage.
"The race this year has grown," said Staci McReary with the Boro Dash. "We've just become a part of the Murfreesboro community. We're excited to be able to give back to the community and what they are doing in Africa. It's just exciting to be a part of it."
The race was extra special for runner Anna Nowlin.
After crossing the finish line, her boyfriend Nick Turner dropped to one knee and proposed.
Turner said it took him a month, and some help from family and friends, to orchestrate the proposal. Nowlin said, yes.
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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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