2011 Thanksgiving Turkey Trots

Raziel Ungar

Raziel Ungar

November 21st, 2011 - 1 min read

Okay folks! There's several fun Turkey Trots coming up this week...kick off a great Thanksgiving with an invigorating fun run or walk at the park--before the parades, football games, and feasting begin. While none take place in Burlingame, they're all within a short drive. So, here are several fun Turkey Trots happening this week:

The Ninth Annual Turkey Trail Trot for the San Francisco Run & Walk, Where: The Polo Field, San Francisco, Thursday at 8:30; To register, click here.

Another fun run in Golden Gate Park (but this Sunday, at 8 am) is the Run Wild for a Child 5K & 10K, which will host thousands of runners & walkers (5K & 10K) burning off their Thanksgiving feasts while helping Santa fill his bags with toys for needy children. The run is sponsored by the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program. Volunteers are needed, so if you can’t walk or run but still want to help, click here. The race starts at the Music Concourse Bandshell. If you'd like to register, click here.

In the South Bay, the Silicon Valley Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 2011 in downtown San Jose benefits three local charities, (Second Harvest Food, the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County Bank and Santa Clara County Children’s Health Initiative) that help valley families meet their most basic needs for health, hope and a home. There is literally a race for everyone, from the Kids’ Fun Run to the Pacific Association USA Track & Field Open Men’s and Open Women’s 5K Championship Run and everything in between. To find the right race for you, click on “Races.”

Now, for a uniquely Bay Area techie type of turkey trot, check out the Virtual Turkey Trot San Francisco. While there is an official start time (Thursday at 9 am), the official starting place is Your Favorite Running route in San Francisco and vicinity. If you physically cannot make one of the many Turkey Trot races in your area this year, you can create a running route in your neighborhood and donate food or money to a local food organization or directly to a family.

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