How to Pick a Turkey Trot

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Ask Facebook friends if they think you should do a race or just run on your own.

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Solicit opinions.

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Realize that you rarely turn down an opportunity to race, and that you typically spend almost that long, if not that long, getting to a race anyway.

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Learn this one’s a hilly bitch.

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Learn this one’s kinda far.

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This one? This one will do.

I’m used to race monopoly (coughNYRRcough) or race peer pressure (coughLauracough). This “picking my own race” thing is weird.

Are you doing a turkey trot tomorrow? How do you pick races?

9 comments on “How to Pick a Turkey Trot

  1. Cathryn

    We’re doing our own. Three Brits (Pilgrims) and three people from Indian (Indians)…how very fitting, eh? And maybe some Americans if I can encourage hard enough. Out for a run/walk/whatever and then a very British tea & toast breakfast.

    Can’t wait.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  2. Tricia

    i’m doing my own in central park tomorrow – maybe i’ll see some balloons i can’t believe NYRR doesn’t have one.

  3. Zenaida Arroyo

    I am doing a 3.14 Pie Race. I did it lash year and was fun. I picked it because it wasn’t too far from my house, I could drive there, and not pay for parking.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I am planning to be in NY next year for a race. Help me pick one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. MegG

    LOL, I love how you chose. I used to have a hard time finding local races in NJ when we were in college and I was home for breaks. Butler is “pretty close” (half hour) to where my parents are I probably would have gone for that one if I were home. Instead I’m heading down to the same park I ran the mustache dasche last Saturday to go do a 5K in about 2 hours. yay! There’s about 6 to choose from all within 30 mins of me here in Seattle!

  5. Maggie

    I ran 3.14 in the Chicago Suburbs for the second Thanksgiving in a row. Not for the calorie deficit, or for training purposes. Nope; I do this race because a) I run it with awesome friends and b) you get A PUMPKIN PIE at the finish line. (Get it? 3.14 – pi?)


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