Monday, October 27, 2014

Bay Area Thanksgiving themed runs in 2014

Halloween is the official kick-off to the holiday season and New Years is the wrap up. Food is always an issue this time of year. Either you eat to much and have to burn a few calories or you don't have enough to eat and need a little help. Thank goodness for the holiday races where we can burn calories and support our local charities. 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!


Los Gatos Saratoga Observation Nursery School - 5K Turkey Trot - Nov 8th- Almaden Lake Park, San Jose- The Turkey Trot is a Family Fun Run through the scenic Almaden Lake Park in San Jose, CA. New this year, we have 2 course options.You can take a 1 mile loop, then continue on for a second mile, or finish up and enjoy the entertainment. Participants of all ages, small kids on bikes & scooters or in wagons & strollers welcome!

2nd Annual Discovery Bay Turkey Trot- 5k- Nov 15th- This family friendly fund-raising event will benefit the three schools of Byron Union School District!

Napa Valley Turkey Trot- Nov 22nd- Napa Valley College- 5k, 1 mi- Sponsored by Kaiser and benefiting the Salvation Army.

Santa Cruz Turkey Trot- Nov 23rd- UCSC Extension- 10k, 5k, 1k- Flat and fast out and back courses that begin & end on Delaware Street by the back entrance to Natural Bridges. A run with ocean views!

SF Turkey Trail Trot- Nov 27th- Polo Field , San Francisco- 5 mi, 3 mi, 100 meter- Come kick off a great Thanksgiving with an invigorating fun run or walk in the park--before the parades, football games, and feasting commence!

Zoom Turkey Trot- Nov 27th- Hellyer County Park- 5k, 10k, Half Marathon- Run along the popular Coyote Creek trail Thanksgiving morning!

Brazen Nitro Turkey Trot- Nov 27th- 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 27th- 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)

Marin Turkey Trot- Nov 27th- 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!

Almaden Valley's Run Turkey Run- 5k, 10k- This fun family run starts and ends at Leland High School in scenic Almaden Valley, San Jose. Both the 5K and 10K courses are run on level terrain on the paved trails along the Alamitos Creek and the Open Space area.

Applied Material's Silicon Valley Turkey Trot- Fun Run, 5k, 10k, 10k wheelchair- San Jose- In the past 9 years we have donated $4 million to three local charities. This year we have added a fourth beneficiary, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County. Our goal for this year is to donate an additional $1,000,000 to the four charities! Plus it’s a great way to start the day and get ready for a lot of eating at Thanksgiving dinner

Brentwood Turkey Trot for Schools- Nov 27th- 5k- This 5k Road Race around the Streets of Brentwood is a fundraising event that benefits the Brentwood Union School District and Liberty Union High School District athletic programs.

Forma Gym Walnut Creek Turkey Trot- Nov 27th- Fun Run, 5k, 10k- On Thanksgiving Morning, the Turkey Trot will take place to help raise money for both the Contra Costa County Food Bank and local public schools, as well as to promote physical activity. This event hosted 7,000 runners and walkers in the 5K, 10K, and Kids’ Fun Runs in 2013 to make this Walnut Creek’s largest running/walking event.

Napa Valley Turkey Chase- Nov 27th- 5k, 10k- Kennedy Park, Napa- Proceeds to benefit the Napa County Food Bank

Piedmont Turkey Trot- Nov 27th- 3mi- The 2014 Piedmont Turkey Trot is proud to continue to have net proceeds benefit the PHS Cross Country and Track and Field Teams and for the first time, the City of Piedmont’s Athletic Facilities Preservation Fund

Thanksgiving Day 5k- Nov 27th- San Francisco- More than just a healthy start to the holiday, the Thanksgiving Day 5K is a fun way to give back while you give thanks. Proceeds benefit the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, and each runner is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the starting line.

Quarry Turkey- Nov 29th- Quarry Lakes Recreational Area, Fremont- Little Turkeys Race, 5k, 10k, Half Marathon- Since the Quarry Turkey is all about food, we're holding a food drive benefiting Alameda County Food Bank and are encouraging all participants (including little turkeys) to bring at least one canned good on race morning.