Skip Nav
Glow
Metabolism-Boosting Rainbow Breakfast Bars
Healthy Recipes
This Metabolism-Boosting Smoothie Has Over 30 Grams of Protein
Strength Training Workouts
25 of the Best 20-Minute Workout Videos — All in 1 Place!

Run Before Your Feast: Turkey Trot

My new Thanksgiving motto is, "Burn your pie to earn your pie." And that's burn as in calories. According to Runner's World, the amount of calories burned running a 5k is quite similar to the calories found in a slice of pumpkin pie. I thought that little comparison might inspire you to sign up for a Thanksgiving Day race, aka a Turkey Trot.

Many running clubs host these events in neighborhoods and suburbs not considered typical race venues. High school cross country teams also sponsor these fun runs as fundraising events. And let me tell you, not only are they fun, but they're a great way to start your day.

You can find an event near you at Active.com. If you're lucky, you might even get a cool race t-shirt like these from my last two fun runs on T-day. And don't forget to join the RunningSugar Group, where hard-core runners and newbies dish about the delights of running. Tell me, are you racing on T-day?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
i'm doing a 10k day off, and a 10mile two days later. love racing!
jelibeann jelibeann 7 years
we have two in my area supporting the charity i work for, so i'll be up at the crack of dawn helping check in the generous/crazy runners
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
tsp - this is my 3rd year. Our company is part of the SVLG, and we won the second place for large company category last year. We are hoping to get more and more people to sign up this year. :) runningesq - I am really looking forward for your trip report. And I am thinking about a HIM next year. Good luck!!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
We don't have a Turkey Trot going on by me, but I do plan on working out before we leave to go to my parents' house for dinner. Good luck on your Ironman, runningesq!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
No turkey trot for me because I'll be in COZUMEL, MEXICO.. THREE DAYS before my first Ironman !!
tsp tsp 7 years
hey, lydialee_home, i'm doing that one too! i didn't run a turkey trot last year, but i put in a LONG workout and i felt so much better about eating an indulgent dinner. it's a guilt free way to spend the holiday.
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
I already signed up - http://svturkeytrot.com/ :)
Tips For New Runners
Things to Be Grateful For
7-Day Gratitude Challenge
Delicious Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Dish
Mom Workout
First Woman to Run Boston Marathon
Post Baby Workout
Dad Runs Fastest Marathon With Stroller | Video
4 Great Ways For Runners to Spend the Off-Season
What Shoes Should I Wear With a Foot Injury?
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds