Nov 04, 2016 11:16AM
● By Ashley Pape
Before you indulge in turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, bring the entire family to the country’s largest Thanksgiving Day run: the 49th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot. There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than joining thousands of runners for a heart-pumping jaunt through Big D. These 5K and eight-mile races benefit YMCA programs that go right back into helping the Metroplex and its people. New this year is a team challenge that allows groups of four to six runners to compete for team awards in five different categories, with medals awarded to the top three teams in each division. Want to bring some hard-won hardware to your Thanksgiving table (and have a little something to brag about, too)? Here’s your chance.
The event has something for everyone—including complimentary fruit and water for runners. Vendors will also be on-site with a variety of sips and snacks. Even if you don’t feel like getting your run or walk on, there are plenty of family-friendly activities for your entire crew. Think bounce houses, live music and plenty of hands-on activities. Don’t be surprised if you see a few people in turkey costumes running around to add to the fun. Before you leave, look for the giant inflatable turkey—it’s the perfect spot for a fun family photo. This is a rain-or-shine event, so get ready to make some memories on Thanksgiving morning (and maybe start a new family tradition)!
Date: November 24
Location: Dallas City Hall