Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bay Area Thanksgiving Runs

If you are looking to offset the Thanksgiving Day (weekend) feastapalooza or if you want to support the less fortunate and give back to the Bay Area Community sign up for or volunteer at one of these turkey themed events!
(For 2014 calendar click here.)

Zoom Turkey Trot- Nov 22nd- Hellyer County Park- 5k, 10k, Half Marathon- Run along the popular Coyote Creek trail Thanksgiving morning!

Brazen Nitro Turkey Trot- Nov 22nd- Point Pinole Regional Park- There will be a 5K and 10K, as well as the Little Turkeys Race: a run for the kids (roughly 100 yards) against the Nitro Turkey. Children (10 and under) attending with 5K/10K runners will receive free entry into Little Turkeys and receive special medals and a goodie bag.

Spartan Turkey Trot- Nov 22nd- Mt View High School- 5k, 1 mi, Kids Race- The Spartan Turkey Trot is a fundraising run to benefit Mountain View High School athletics. This fun event is on a flat course run by competitive and recreational runners and walked and run by entire families. Bring the kids for the Kids' Run (60/400yds)

12th Annual Marin Turkey Trot- Nov 22nd- Indian Valley College- 1 mi, 5k, 10k- The Youth Gobbler 1 Mile and Turkey Trot 5K are run cross country style on the trails of Marin’s Open Space. The new and improved Pilgrim 10K is an out and back through the beautiful IVC campus and along Ignacio Blvd. So register early, this race really fills up, and your apple cider will taste especially yummy as you drink it from your finishers mug. Also, bring a food item race day for donation to the Marin Food Bank!

Piedmont Turkey Trot- Nov 22nd- Piedmont High School- Join your family, friends, and neighbors in a beautiful 3 mile run, jog or walk through the scenic (and somewhat hilly) streets of Piedmont. The Piedmont Turkey Trot starts and finishes in front of Piedmont High School, with a road course closed to traffic.

Forma Gym Walnut Creek Turkey Trot - Nov 22nd- Civic Park-  Join us on Thursday, November 22nd for the 20th Annual Forma Gym Walnut Creek Turkey Trot. Your Thanksgiving morning will be filled with enthusiasm and fitness while helping raise much-needed funds for Walnut Creek schools and the Food Bank of Contra Costa County.

Silicon Valley Turkey Trot- Nov 22nd- San Jose- Kid’s Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk,10K Run & 10K, Wheelchair, Elite Invitational 5K, PA/USATF Open Men’s & Open Women’s 5K Championship. Lots to choose from and all for a good cause!

Quarry Turkey- Nov 24th- Quarry Lakes- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Little Turkeys Race- The rarely seen Quarry Turkey will make his appearance two days after the big feast, fueled-up and ready to take on all the little turkeys! Come start a new Thanksgiving weekend tradition with a fast, mostly-flat half marathon, 10K or 5K!

Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run!- Nov 24th- San Jose- 5K, 10K, & Shoe Drive- Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run! began in 2008 as a local neighborhood run, put on by Scott and his wife, Colleen, and a neighbor and running partner, David Ralston. With the departure of the annual “Pat’s Run”, and now the “Almaden Times Classic”, “Run, Turkey, Run!” is the only truly local non-trail run left in Almaden.