Freezing temperatures weren't enough to keep thousands of runners and walkers from participating in this year's Troy Turkey Trot.

This was the 71st year the race was held with organizers expecting more than 6,800 runners hitting the streets for the race. Organizers brought in heating units for the start and finish lines and asked participants to wear wind-resistant clothing in order to stay warm throughout the race.

Mayor Patrick Madden was on hand for the trot - and said cold weather isn't enough to bring down the mood in Troy.

"There are people I'm sure who are going to roll over in bed and say 'mm no, I'm not going',” said Madden. “But there will be a lot of hearty souls out here having a good time."

Organizers say this year's race raised $15,000 for the Regional Food Bank of Northeast New York and Joseph's House and Shelter.