Come Thanksgiving Day, most of us will be just as stuffed as the turkey, thanks to the average Thanksgiving meal (plus snacks) falling between 2,500 and 4,500 calories! So shake your tail feathers at one of these five Turkey Trots or at a race near you, and enjoy that second slice of pie without the side of guilt.
ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, Austin, TX Celebrating 25 years of trotting, this five-mile run is the largest in Texas, and one of the largest Turkey Trots in the nation with more than 20,000 participants from 49 states. All proceeds go to Caritas, which provides education and support services to those working to become self-sufficient.
Honolulu Marathon Clinic Turkey TrotHonolulu, Hawaii With this trot, the fastest time doesn’t equal victory. Before the race runners write their names and estimated finish time on tongue depressors and those finishing closest to their predictions are the winners.
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Sarah Pease was raised in the blue-collar town of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Curiosity drew her to become bilingual in Spanish and live on three different continents. Smarts made her a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Hard work made her a top banking exec at the young age of 23. A desire for a life outside of spreadsheets changed her path to designing high-end social events in New York City. An addiction to Diet Pepsi and a weakness for pizza makes her human.