Despite the warmer-than-usual weather, cross-country season’s grand finale upon us, and Halloween candy-as-fuel still a recent memory, it is time to look toward the holidays and that can only mean one thing: turkey trot season. Although the cause remains unclear, the annual road race on or around Thanksgiving is as now common as turkey and football, or pilgrims and cranberry sauce. Is it because we feel a little guilty for gorging ourselves on Thanksgiving (or carbo-loading for the day after)? Or is it because we are with family and friends and turkey trots make for quality time? Either way, turkey trots are here to stay, and we’re happy to announce the 2015 editions of our Acton and Concord races.
On Thanksgiving morning, we’ll have over 1,000 walkers and runners line Keyes Road in Concord for the start of the Concord Turkey Trot. 2014 brought a snowstorm the day before but snow or not, there will be turkey costumes, 5:00 min/mile racers, and all ages simply out enjoying the morning. And that is just the beginning, as the following day brings the Acton Turkey Trot: Our home grown race with proceeds going to the Acton Food Pantry. Although it is a bit smaller at roughly 300 people, the enthusiasm is equally strong, and the first 300 registrants get a long-sleeve dri-fit shirt displaying the Acton TT logo. So, whether you are running to break a personal record or there for the quality time, there is a bib number for you waiting in one of our Turkey Trots! Hope to see you out there!
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