Nothing like working off a lunch you just ate.
Well how about before you eat it?
This Thanksgiving, runners and walkers around Central Ohio will be gearing up for annual Thanksgiving Day runs. There is still time to register to run or volunteer.
Chase Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot has been running for 25 years. This run consists of a 5 mile course or a 2 Mile Walk N’ Talk course. There is also a kids fun run that is free if their parents are registered for the other races. This is a great event that you can get the whole family involved, even the kids in strollers.
The course runs through Upper Arlington, around OSU campus and the Ohio State Buckeyes’ Stadium.
Advanced registration is suggested but you can also sign up the day of the race
5 mile Race starts Thanksgiving Day, November 24 at 9:00am.
All finishers receive a medal and a pumpkin pie from Whole Foods
For more serious runner, try tackling the Hungry Turkey Run with a choice of 5K or a half Marathon. This course takes you downtown along the Columbus Riverfront. There is also 100 meters Kids Dash
Prizes include a commemorative medal and a gourmet cinnamon roll for every finisher.
The run donates is charity proceeds to the Mid Ohio Food Bank.
The Columbus Hungry Turkey Run is Saturday November 26
Enjoy a 4 mile Run along a tree-lined course in downtown Powell. The Powell Turkey Trot benefits a number of charities including a book drive for the Delaware County Imagination Library and the Olentangy Elementary School art program.
Finishers will receive a free craft beer (or custom socks) as well as a crafted piece of art made by local Elementary students as well as a chance at cash prizes for the top runners.
There is no race day registration so please sign up in advance
Powell Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving Day, starting at 7:15 am with the book drive, followed by the fun run and then the turkey trot.
Most of these runs ask that you leave your dogs at home, but the Grove City Thanksgiving Wattle is letting runners bring their leashed dogs to the course. Please email them in advance to let them know you are bringing a doggie runner to race with you. A kid’s fun run starts at 8:30 am and all the proceeds of the run go to the local Grove City Food Pantry. Other runners and either walk or run along a 5K police protected course with live music along the way.
Register early to receive a discount on the entry fee
All finishers receive a medal, a long sleeve shirts and other prizes for the top finishers.
The Thanksgiving Wattle starts at 9:00 am Thanksgiving Day, November 24
Many of the events allow you to donate to their charities if you are unable to run or attend. There are also plenty of volunteer opportunities if you wanted to donate your time.
Whether you run,walk trot or waddle; we hope you and your family
all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!