Calling all turkeys

Everyone is still trying to work off all of that Halloween candy, and now Thanksgiving, with its mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie is just a couple of weeks away. For families looking for something that might keep the scale in check, not to mention burn off a little holiday stress, there’s nothing better than a pre-meal turkey trot. Luckily, it’s easy to find just the right race for your crew of turkeys.

Use one of these resources to find a turkey trot in your area: 

If you are new to running, a turkey trot is a fun way to try your first race. They are generally pretty short, include lots of walkers and are often open to strollers and dogs, something other races rarely allow. It’s a mellow, family vibe and often people are dressed in costumes. Like me and my friend Chrissy (sorry Chrissy!).

Photo: Bev Thorn

Don’t we look like we are on dork patrol? But we had fun. At least I did. The best was two years ago when I ran the Oceanside, CA turkey trot with Mike and my brother-in-law Alan, all of us wearing turkey headbands. Imagine one of those on a big bald head running toward you. Good times.

Anyway, think about going for a Thanksgiving trot this year. It’s a great family/friend tradition, and you will feel much better about stuffing your face later in the day.

Btw, I’m working on a HIIT playlist for you guys, but I’m hoping to have some video to accompany the post. No promises, but stay tuned.


6 thoughts on “Calling all turkeys

  1. Chrissy says:

    I totally agree on looking like a dork, but we did have fun!! I felt a little less guilty about the gravy drenching I gave my potatoes and turkey.

    There is always the added adventure of dodging the strollers and leaping the four legged friend leashes which really make for a total body obstacle course workout!

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