Thursday, November 10, 2011

Turkey Trot season

Well, it appears it's about that time of the year again - early November, time to break out the gloves, hats and tights and start thinking about Turkey Trots. As far as I can see, there are four five of them going on in the Reno/Tahoe/Carson area in the next few weeks:

Sunday, November 13

Donner Lake Turkey Trot
35th annual this year, a fun and funky family friendly run that includes a "Mashed Potato Mile" for the kids in addition to the 7 mile loop around Donner Lake.

HAS BEEN CANCELLED! Please see following post.

Saturday, November 19

Cold Turkey Run
The first event in the Winter Trail Series, put on by Ascent Physical Therapy down in Carson City. If the course is the same as last year, it's a great trail run on the side of Prison Hill, using some of the trails from the Escape from Prison Hill. Fun group and a great area to run.

Families First of the Sierra Turkey Trail Trot 5K/10K
The first year of this event, up in Cold Springs. The description says "Both the 5K and 10K are out and back courses. Trails consist of sand, rocks, hills and possibly mud and snow. Race will take place in rain, snow or shine!" Sounds like a blast!

Thursday, November 24

Scheels/City of Sparks Turkey Trot
Always popular event, now run out of the Scheels parking lot instead of starting at the Sparks Marina. "Throw your turkey in the oven and head out to Legends to participate in a 2–mile walk or run (non–timed) or a 10K run (timed). The registration fee includes a sweatshirt, fruit and refreshments."

Kaia F.I.T. Gratitude Gallop
"Minden/Carson Kaia F.I.T. are hosting their 2nd Annual Gratitude Gallop on 11/24/11!  There will be a 5k and a 10k, and ALL proceeds will benefit the organization Food For Thought, which discreetly provides food to hungry and malnourished children in our community so they can have meals over the weekend when school meals aren't available. Please bring any child-friendly items to donate!  Get the turkey & fixings going early, than come out & get your early morning workout done!"

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