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Gobble Gobble! Family Fun at a Turkey Trot

Sign your family up for great exercise and lots of fun: run and/or walk in a local 5K this Thanksgiving season!

‘Tis the beginning of the season of overeating and being tempted to become a couch potato because the weather is colder.

Instead, why not sign the family up to run and/or walk in one of the many Turkey Trots – or other races – going on in the area between now and Thanksgiving?

Benefits include:

  • These races often are for a good cause, which ties very well into the “Thanksgiving” theme.
  • It’s cooler weather, so it’s more comfortable to run or walk.
  • Most of the races are 5Ks, or 3.1 miles, which is just long enough a distance to be fun and not overwhelming.
  • You can run – or walk. No need to train in advance, either.
  • It’s exhilarating to set a goal, and then reach it.
  • It sets a great example for your kids – exercising year-round.
  • It could be the start of a healthy habit!

Some of the races going on between now and the end of the month that are 25 miles or less from Warrenville include:

  • St. James Farm Allee 5K (Warrenville Nov. 17)
  • Miles for the Military (South Barrington Nov. 17)
  • Lisle Chamber Turkey Tune-up 5K (Lisle Nov. 18)
  • Ram Run (Lombard Nov. 18)
  • Addison Park District’s Annual Turkey Trot (Nov. 22)
  • Rotary Run 3.14 Pie (LaGrange Nov. 22)
  • The Fox and The Turkey Races (Batavia Nov. 22)
  • Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot 5K Run (Naperville Nov. 22)
  • Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon and 5K (Schaumburg Nov. 24)

For more information about any of those races, please visit the Chicago Area Runners Association Web site: http://www.cararuns.org/Racing/Find%20a%20Race.aspx.

 

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