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November = Turkey Trots!

1 Nov

Running a fast 5k on Thanksgiving morning is like adding money to your food bank.    Every mile down = an extra serving.  Ok, my caloric calculator may be a bit off…but you get my point.  Running is fantastic way to start a day that involves non-stop eating. 

This year I’m excited to once again participate in a local Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, benefitting SOME (So Others Might Eat) in Washington, D.C.  SOME is an interfaith organization that provides food, healthcare, clothing, and shelter to the poor and homeless.   The race is expertly managed…and a  true deal at $23 bucks (long-sleeved t-shirt included). 

Another local race I love is the Arlington Turkey Trot.  This race (in its 6th year) is sponsored by Christ Church of Arlington, and benefits the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, Doorways for Women and Families, and Arlington Food Assistance Center.   It’s a great community event with one of the best post-race goody tables I’ve ever seen.   Seriously, participate in this race and you won’t be hungry again until dinner.  It’s awesome.

For those in Maryland, participate in the 29th Annual Turkey Chase.   This event, benefitting the YMCA,  features two different race distances: 2-miles and 10k.  Think about how much you want to eat, and register appropriately. 

Do you have a favorite local race in November?  Let me know!

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One Response to “November = Turkey Trots!”

  1. Bill Schweigart November 1, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    Great post! If I was going to be in town for Turkey Day those would have been some great guilt reducers. Guess I’m just going to have to find another way. Maybe I’ll eat it….

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