It’s the morning before your long-awaited Thanksgiving meal. You’re drooling over the heaps of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie that will be piling upon your plate in just a matter of hours. But with all that delicious food comes a few hundred extra calories more than you’re used to shoving into your belly. Why not make Thanksgiving a little more guilt-free by participating in an area Turkey Trot?
The Turkey Trot, itself, is a longstanding tradition in the United States. The first Turkey Trot was established in Buffalo, New York, in 1896 and is the oldest continually running public footrace in North America. While we may not have the oldest Turkey Trot in the country, we do have a couple events in the area to get your heart pumping and burn off some extra calories before the big feast. Find out more about these turkey trots after the jump!
In Thiensville, the Junior Woman’s Club of Mequon-Thiensville is sponsoring the fifth annual Turkey Trot and Hobble Gallop. The 5K run/walk will benefit the Mequon Nature Preserve. Non-perishable food donations will be collected for Family Sharing of Ozaukee County. The race begins at 9 a.m., while race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. There is a $25 registration fee to participate in the Turkey Trot. For more information and to register, please click here.
To the south, you can participate in the fourth-annual Antonia Turkey Trot in Bay View. Also beginning at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, the 5K run or 2-mile walk takes place at Andare Fitness (2923 S. Delaware Ave.). To participate, just bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to a local food pantry after the run. Please RSVP to 414-481-2779 if you’d like to participate in the run/walk.
Did we miss any local Turkey Trots? Leave a comment and let us know!