Burn Off a Little Thanksgiving Cheer at One of These 2 Greenwich Turkey Trots

Many of us head into the Thanksgiving holiday with dreams of comfort food filling our heads and decide to put our exercise regimen on pause while we enjoy the most anticipated meal on the American calendar, and the left-overs, and then the sweets and treats that the Christmas season brings with it, and the catered Christmas parties, and the...well, you get the picture!

Then we wake up on New Year's Day and the first thing we think about is all of the turkey, stuffing, candy canes, sugar plums -- and those tough resolutions we now need to embrace to get our fitness games back on track :-)

Then there are the forward thinking among us who see all of those calories coming down the pike and decide to take pre-emptive action!

What better way to burn off the excess 'Holiday Cheer' than to join your friends and neighbors at one of our favorite Turkey Trot runs?

2017 Turkey Trot Beachfront Bushwack


Want to get out in the crisp air and burn bunches of calories before you event sit down for the big Thanksgiving Day Dinner? Then you'll definitely want to get registered for the 2017 Turkey Trot Beachfront Bushwack organized by Threads and Treads.

This popular family-friendly event features a 5 Mile Adult Run and a 1 Mile Kids Run - and it takes place on Thursday 11/23 (Thanksgiving Day) at 9am down at Tod's Point Park (1 Tod’s Driftway, Old Greenwich, CT, 06870).

We can't think of a better way to begin your Thanksgiving festivities - head over to find your appetite and celebrate the holiday morning with the whole family!

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7th Annual Turkey Trot 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk


The Greenwich Alliance for Education will be holding their 7th Annual Turkey Trot 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk on this Saturday, November 25th 2017 at Arch Street Teen Center, 100 Arch Street in Greenwich.

The one-mile fun run/walk starts at 9:30AM and the 5K starts at 10AM.

All runners and walkers are invited to participate and can register online at greenwichalliance.org. The registration fee is $30 per adult ($40 on race day) and $12 per child 14 and under ($15 race day).

All proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit programs designed by the Greenwich Alliance for Education that aim to foster educational success for Greenwich Public School students. The Alliance has three main programs: “Going Places With Books,” early literacy program delivered aboard their Storymobile; “Tuning In To Music,” free instrumental music lessons for students unable to afford this opportunity; “Reaching Out Grants,” grants awarded to fund innovative programs in our schools.

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Writing by Eric Taubert