Daytonians a very special week is upon us! Not only is it Thanksgiving this Thursday, there are also some very special active events. This year there is not one, but two turkey trots, and even a ‘gobble wobble’ on Thanksgiving night. You can enjoy plenty of activity and even a slice or two of pie this holiday. Everything in moderation, right?!
Thursday, November 26, 2015 marks the 37th annual Turkey Trot presented by The Ohio River Road Runners Club and The City of Miamisburg. This 5 mile trot starts at 8:30 a.m. as well as the 1 mile fun run/walk. You can register Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the expo from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and pick up your race packet with all kinds of goodies! The expo will be help at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg. Cost of registration for the 5 mile race is $30, children under 15 years of age $25. Cost of the 1 mile fun run/walk is $20 for all ages. Each year approximately 8,000 runners, walkers, friends, and family members attend the Turkey Trot. This race is a Dayton classic, something you can bring the whole family to on Thanksgiving morning!
After a Thanksgiving feast head out to Yellow Springs for ‘The Gobble Wobble’ Full Moon Hike at The Glen Helen Nature Preserve. Burn some calories with your family and friends while taking a memorable hike under the full moon with naturalist, Paul Sampson. This event is from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 26, 2015. The cost of the hike is free for Glen Helen Members, and $5 for nonmembers. During a nicely paced walk through the Glen, visitors can view spectacular wildflowers, 400 year-old trees, limestone cliffs with waterfalls and overhangs, and the beautiful yellow spring for which the town is named. This is the perfect after Thanksgiving activity, and a great way to get out and enjoy nature’s beauty under the full moonlight!
Get ready Dayton, on Sunday, November 29, 2015 is the first ever Dayton Turkey Trot! This trot is a 5K run/walk at starts at 9:00 a.m. You can register online at www.daytonturkeytrot.com as there will be no race day registration.
The cost of this event is $36.99 and the race will be held at Welcome Stadium. All proceeds from the trot will benefit the Girls on the Run charity. This charity helps to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. As if that wasn’t enough incentive to participate, you will also receive a fleece hoodie and warm gooey cinnamon rolls upon finishing the distance. Come on out Sunday morning and make history as part of the first ever Dayton Turkey Trot!
There are a lot of great ways to be active this week and weekend in your community! Two Turkey Trots that differ in distance (why not try them both?!) and a ‘Gobble Wobble’ hike to help offset those yummy Thanksgiving meals and left over snacks. Let’s get out and get moving Dayton as the holiday season kicks into full force!