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Regarding the vicious rumors that have prompted calls from both concerned readers and upset animal-rights activists: At today’s 18th Annual Thanksgiving Morning 10K, proceeds from which benefit the Bethesda-Chevy Chase YMCA, News 4’s I.J. Hudson will notI repeat: will notbe wrestling a live 6-foot turkey. We’re not quite sure how that rumor got started, but rest assured that the affable technology reporter, according to sources, will simply “lead” the charity race alongside “somebody dressed in a 6-foot turkey outfit.” Sources also confirmed that Hudson has “absolutely no gripes” with turkeys or, for that matter, with people decked out in turkey outfits. (However, he has been known to “reprimand” the occasional chicken.) Some 5,500 runners are expected at the event, which also features a 2-mile walk/run for the younger set. If you’re not up for competing, then at least bring a camera: After all, someone bopping around in a 6-foot turkey outfit is still pretty cool. At 8:45 a.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase YMCA, 9401 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. $13-$26. (301) 530-3725. (Sean Daly)