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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The 118thAnnualTurkey Trot, sponsored by the YMCA Buffalo Niagara, will again take place this Thanksgiving morning, and our health and fitness expert Dr. Derek Alessi says now is the time to prepare for the big race.

The Trot is the longest consecutively-run foot race in the country.

Dr. Derek recommends running outside prior to the race, because a treadmill will not properly prepare you for the race conditions. Also, check your footwear. Make sure you stay hydrated, both during and before the race. And don't party too hard the night before.

You can see Dr. Derek's tips in the video player.