The average Thanksgiving dinner contains 3,000-4,500 calories. Yikes! Runners burn roughly 100 calories per mile, so running a 5K or 10K race won’t offset your entire dinner. But it will ready your appetite and make your holiday meal taste even better.
Many runners argue that autumn is the best time of year for running and racing. Besides, a turkey hat feels surprisingly comfy in freezing temperatures. Embrace the cool weather, colored leaves and the things that make the fall special.
If you are fit and healthy enough to complete a race, you have plenty to be thankful for. Run a turkey trot to thank, challenge and celebrate your body for the incredible things it lets you do. Expressing gratitude is good for your health. Intentionally grateful people experience all kinds of benefits ranging from better sleep and higher self-esteem to fewer physical aches and pains.
What better way to connect to your community than to spend time running on neighborhood streets and trails in support of local causes? If you are visiting family or enjoying a Thanksgiving getaway, a turkey trot is the perfect place to take in the culture of another town. Feast your eyes on the best people-watching opportunity of the year.