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GALLERY: King Turkey Day 2022 features turkey racing, a parade and more

King Turkey Day 2022 featured the first heat of the 50th Great Gobbler Gallop as well as the parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.

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 vintage float is the last entry in the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
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King Turkey Day 2022 featured the first heat of the 50th Great Gobbler Gallop as well as 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 photo with a fan during King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
Paycheck hitches a ride prior to the Great Gobbler Gallop for King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.
Paycheck hitches a ride prior to the Great Gobbler Gallop for King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
Paycheck pauses for a photo with fans celebrating King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.
Paycheck pauses for a photo with fans celebrating King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
Runners participate in the annual Worthington Area YMCA 10K race Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, on King Turkey Day.
Runners participate in the annual Worthington Area YMCA 10K race Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, on King Turkey Day.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 Area YMCA 5K race in the men's class on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, during the King Turkey Day celebration.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 winning the annual Worthington Area YMCA 5K race Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington, during King Turkey Day.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 cook sausage for the free pancake breakfast at the Worthington Fire Department during 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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 at the Worthington Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, during King Turkey Day.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe<br/>
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 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.
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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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
Family watches as an artist draws a character portrait of a girl on King Turkey Day Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
Family watches as an artist draws a character portrait of a girl on King Turkey Day Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 known as "The Spin Doctor," signs an autograph and poses for photos during the celebration Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
Fans talk turkey and suggest strategy to Paycheck before the big race on King Turkey Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.
Fans talk turkey and suggest strategy to Paycheck before the big race on King Turkey Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 many food vendors on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 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.
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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 photo with Worthington's tiniest turkey and his other fans for King Turkey Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 teams chase turkeys on 10th Street in Worthington in celebration of 50 years of racing Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, for King Turkey Day.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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, 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.
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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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 colors on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 crowd during 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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 one of the last surviving members of the original turkey racing team who brought the event to King Turkey Day 50 years ago .
Tim Middagh / The Globe
Murray County Central students competed against other bands during the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
Murray County Central students competed against other bands during 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 crowd at the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 front of the Silver Skate reunion float in the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 vintage float is the last entry in the King Turkey Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe<br/>
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 player Walter Eugene "Chuck" Foreman, also known as "The Spin Doctor," addresses the crowd Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Worthington.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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 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.
Tim Middagh / The Globe<br/>

Tim Middagh joined The Globe in the fall of 2015 as the newspaper's full-time photographer. A native of Worthington, he enjoys taking nature and wildlife photos.
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