National Turkey Trot participation rises while two key races in Boulder County disappear. According to a study by Running USA, national Turkey Trot race participation is on the rise. Year-over-year growth of Thanksgiving Day races grew 14%, with 726 organized races and 961,882 finisher staking place in
http://www.lane1photos.com/Portfolio/Event/Longmont-Turkey-Trot-2016/i-Ph6MWCC/A Alex Monroe of Lyons and Eri Hayakawa of Louisville took top honors at the 42nd annual Longmont Turkey Trot 10k on Saturday Nov 12. Monroe covered the gently rolling course through Longmont’s western neighborhoods and roads finishing in 30:29. Hayakawa ran 35:44 for her first
Over 260 people came out to support the Community Food Share 5k Turkey Trot dealing with an unusually snowy Thanksgiving morning. The event is always a fun family event and this year did not disappoint despite the snow. Runners donated 400 pounds of food and
Its that time of the year for costumes and cross country races. Sometimes mixed together. Get out and enjoy the fall weather and colors in these fun fall races!
Most times I enjoy the feeling of toeing the line of a race waiting for its story to unravel. With meager training volume and a few quality workouts, I had shallow expectations for the outcome of the race. The only thing I planned to do was to run under control and finish strong.
Thanksgiving is a time for bringing family and friends together, sharing in what we are thankful for. This will be my first time in 15 years I will not be in Colorado to run with friends and my peers. Luckily Thankgiving Day races can be enjoyed in almost every community.
I am not so great about keeping traditions. Its not that I don’t want to make and keep with them. I love the idea of doing something annually for the sake of consistency, meeting up with friends new and old, and now introducing my children to those things I love and feel are important. I believe this is the allure of the Turkey Trot as part of our holiday tradition.
Turkey Trot season kicks off this weekend with 2 of the area’s highly competitive races. But, you don’t have to be competitive to join in the fun. Turkey Trot races are a great way to kick off a healthy start to the holiday season.
Date: Thurs Nov 26
Date: Sun Nov 15
Where: Boulder Rez
Distances: 10k + 2mi
Date: Saturday Nov 14