Get in Shape for Thanksgiving

Get in Shape for Thanksgiving

Posted on 10/31/2019 by Lexi Bateman

Trot Your Way to Second Helpings

Turkey, stuffing, pies and your mother's family-favorite sweet potato casserole. What's not to love about Thanksgiving? Well, probably the couple of pounds you wake up with in the morning!

This year, liven up your Thanksgiving Day traditions by joining Maryland, Highland, Albion or Olney in their Turkey Trots! Walk, run or skip through town before you have to get your turkey in the oven. Then, you can enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving dinner.

Here are the Turkey Trots happening in ILLINOISouth this Fall! Which one are you most excited for?

Maryville's 15th Annual Turkey Trot

Join the Village of Maryville in burning thighs before pies at their 15th Annual Turkey Trot on November 16 in Drost Park. The Turkey Trot is open to people of all fitness levels and includes either a 5k race or a 1-mile walk through the beautiful streets of Maryville.

This year, all proceeds generated by the Maryville Turkey Trot will benefit the Collinsville Cross Country team. Register online today!

Gobble Hobble Fun Run in Highland

Make room for all that turkey, stuffing and pie! The calories you burn at Highland's Gobble Hobble Fun Run are enough for second helpings, right?

Highland's Turkey Trot happens on November 28 in Glik Park at 7am. Bring your friends and enjoy a 2-mile fun run before your Thanksgiving festivities begin.

Albion Annual Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk

Break a sweat in Albion before you feast on Thanksgiving dinner at their Annual Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk. The run kicks off just east of the high school parking lot at 8am on November 28.

This non-timed event is perfect for casual walkers, kids and anyone looking to stretch their legs before falling into a turkey slumber.

RCRC Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Olney at the Richland County Recreation Council's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on November 28. The race will run through Olney's Musgrove Park and finish just in time to get your pies in the oven.

Grab your turkey hat, a jacket and your running shoes, and join the rest of Olney in their Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.

Ready to Grab Your Walking Shoes?

ILLINOISouth is ready to help you give thanks this holiday season. Come out and celebrate in a new, active way at one of the Turkey Trots happening across our 22 counties.

Make sure to let us know which Turkey Trot you and your family went to on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. While you're there, give us a follow so you're always up to date on the latest #ILSouth news! We can't wait to see you in your turkey hats.

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