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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?

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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/ :)
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