It's that time of year again when we gather together with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving! But before you pull out the turkey or dinner rolls, head out the morning of Thanksgiving for the 7th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot! This holiday 5K race course will start at 9:00 AM and is a free family event for runners and walkers alike. The course will begin at Fleet Foot Sports Annapolis, (318 6th Street, Annapolis, MD).
The race will also be split up into three different start times depending on your running pace. If you're a faster runner that can pace an 8 1/2 minute mile with confidence, then you're start time will be at 9:00 AM sharp. If you're a solid runner but have a running pace between an 8 1/2 – 10 minute mile, then you'll start your race at 9:03 AM. Finally, if you would like to walk the race, perhaps with a young child, baby stroller or the family dog, then you will start at 9:06 AM.
This fun holiday race is free to the public, however participants are encouraged to donate to this event, which will go towards the charity, Foodlink Maryland. Although orders have been cut off since November 7th for the limited edition Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K T-shirts, there will be shirts handed out after the race for a $20 donation if any supplies are available.
There will be gifts handed out to all participants who are wearing Mizuno shoes. In addition, there will be a Grand Prize awarded from Mizuno to the race contestant with the Best Turkey Costume! There will be ample free parking nearby and a light breakfast will be provided by Naval Bagles after the run. Although the race won't be officially timed, there will be a finisher's clock at the finish line.
Register for this event today and have a great Thanksgiving holiday!