Thousands in. Bay Area turkey trot for charity

Despite all the outward appearances—the fake plumage, the yellow beak, a pair of wings flapped—Soyoung Kim turned out to be no turkey on a sunny Thanksgiving morning.

Even if, in her own words, she seemed overcooked.

“After that, I’ll be a bone-dry turkey,” Kim said with a laugh while wearing a sultry head-to-toe turkey outfit for a morning run.

Thousands of people — many of them dressed in turkey outfits and accented with running shoes — galloped along Lake Merritt and through downtown Oakland for the Oakland Turkey Trot Thursday morning. The annual 5K was one of several pre-Thanksgiving running events held Thursday across the Bay Area, including in San Francisco, San Jose and Walnut Creek.