Thanksgiving is usually all about eating, but what if you could consume those calories guilt-free, because you had a great workout (and a lot of fun!) that morning? Regardless of your motivation, come join the fun at the 21st annual Walnut Creek Turkey Trot.
There are distances to suit everyone—a 5K and a 10K, as well as Kid’s Fun Runs of various dash-lengths and endurance distances. The trotting begins at 8am on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday November 28th at Civic Park in downtown Walnut Creek. Get there early, especially if you register right before the race. Pre-registrationcan be done online or in-person at Forma Gym in Walnut Creek.
And if the calorie-burning and fun weren’t motivation enough for you, consider who benefits—your kids! The annual Walnut Creek Turkey Trot raises money for a variety of local charities and non-profit organizations. Included this year are the Solano and Contra Costa County Food Bank, and a few local education foundations, including the Walnut Creek Education Foundation, which funds important programs in local schools. Last year, the Turkey Trot helped raise over $40,000 for local schools, thanks to 6,000 participants from over 30 states. That’s right, people come from all around to run in this race!
The Walnut Creek Education Foundation (WCEF) works alongside individual schools’ PTO to pick up where the California school budget leaves off. That leaves a lot of ground to make up for. Through parent donations and events like the Walnut Creek Turkey Trot, WCEF is able to provide important elementary school programs like art and P.E. that kids really need. The WCEF also helps fund free after-school homework help, and much-needed school counselors at the intermediate level, as well as librarians and class-size reduction throughout the school system.
So before you get that turkey in the oven (or maybe while its cooking) slip on your running shoes and join the fun at the Walnut Creek Turkey Trot!
Walnut Creek Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving morning, November 28th 2013 at 8am
1375 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94596