Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Every year I look forward to cooking my favorite dishes and enjoying a big holiday meal with my family. I also really look forward to my annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. While things are going to look and feel a little different this year, that doesn’t mean that this year can’t be just as special. Virtual Turkey Trot this year? 5 quick steps that will make it meaningful.
I know what you are thinking: Another virtual race? Why bother? Well, hear my out, I may change your mind.
5 Quick steps to make your Virtual Turkey Trot meaningful this year
I have written previously here about what I love about participating in a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot every year. Specifically, I love the tradition of waking up on Thanksgiving and running a race. I look forward to the stress relief because well, family drama. I appreciate the extra calorie burn off because carbs. Those are just a few of the reasons why I run it every November. Here’s why I am going to do a Virtual Turkey Trot this year and why you should too.
Sign up for your “regular” annual Turkey Trot
Local charities raise a ton of money for their annual holiday programs with races like Turkey Trots. Signing up for the race you usually do helps to ensure that those charities are still raising money and will get the funds they need to help their communities. Some races will allow you to forfeit the race shirt or swag in order to donate further to the receiving charity. That just feels good these days doesn’t it?
Run the race route
If possible and safe, it s always fun to run the actual race course you look forward to running. Bonus is that you can head out at whatever time you choose and not have to wait in line for the porta potty.
I do so love a good holiday themed race! A Virtual Turkey Trot is so much more fun with turkey pants and gloves and socks on don’t you think? I will never forget the time I got totally smoked by a guy in a full on turkey costume including the webbed feet! One to remember for sure. (Contains amazon affiliate links)
Recruit the fam
There is still time to convince a spouse or kids to run it with you. One of the things I love about Turkey Trots is that so many families come out to run them together. To me, it seems these races are less about finish times and more about the memories made together running them as a family or with friends.
Of course we do it for the after selfie! Just because you are participating in a virtual turkey trot this year does not mean it’s not worth celebrating. Run it, post it, be proud of your accomplishments.
I’ve signed up for my favorite Virtual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot this year. How about you? How will you make it special in 2020?
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