November 22, 2021 2 min read

An average Thanksgiving dinner consists of almost 3000 calories, and if you throw in desserts, it can be even more. If you’re looking for a way to burn off some of those calories, then you may be interested in running a marathon right before Thanksgiving dinner.

 

While you don’t have to punish yourself for eating so much food, a turkey trot is a fun way to balance out all the food you eat on Thanksgiving day.

 

What is a turkey trot?

 

A turkey trot is a Thanksgiving day marathon, and it is one of the most popular races in the United States. It is also the longest-running race. The first turkey trot took place in Buffalo, NY, 125 years ago. The local YMCA hosted an 8K cross-country race. It only had six participants, and only four of them made it to the finish line.

 

Every year, almost 1 million people finish a turkey trot, and it is a great way to connect with family and communities, along with giving back at the same time. Turkey trots are usually fundraisers for the YMCA or another local charity, and they are all about the ritual of the trot and togetherness rather than competition.

 

Another important thing to note about turkey trots is that it’s is not a race you have to train for. Because it’s not a competition, it is simply something to enjoy with friends and family on Thanksgiving.

 

If you’re considering attending a turkey trot, it’s important to be prepared and eat a healthy snack, such as Jawbox Jerky, before you race. Even if you’re having Thanksgiving dinner afterwards, having a quality high-protein snack can ensure that you have the energy to run and enjoy the race without feeling hungry along the way.

 

Martin Kier
Martin Kier



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