When the organizers were planning this event, they were hoping to have around a hundred people show up on Thanksgiving Day. They had no idea that the Endicott Estate would have been filled with over a thousand people.
Hundreds of adults and children were able to compete in the races and help raise money and food for The Dedham Food Pantry.
At the end of the event the organizers were able to raise over $10,000 for the Dedham Food Pantry and enough food to refill their shelves at their location at the Dedham Mall.
Many residents were very happy to see a new event that families can participate in.
"We have so much to be thankful for, and it's great to give back to the community," Julie Murphy Clinton said.
For residents like Tom Vogel, he hopes to participate again next year.
"It's great to start a new tradition in Dedham," Vogel said. "We're going to be doing this 30 years from now."