Thanksgiving Run Extravaganza in Southern Utah
Get ready to lace up your running shoes and join in the Thanksgiving fun with these exciting races in Southern Utah!
Whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking for a fun way to celebrate the holiday, these races offer something for everyone. So mark your calendars and get ready to burn off some calories before indulging in a delicious Thanksgiving feast.
On Thanksgiving Day itself, the Gobbler Race in St. George is the perfect way to kick off your holiday festivities. With distances of 1K, 5K, and 10K, there's a race for every member of the family.
Starting bright and early at 8 a.m., this compact event promises plenty of excitement and entertainment for everyone. After crossing the finish line, celebrate with prizes and awards before heading back home to savor a well-deserved Thanksgiving meal.
If you're looking to give back to the community while enjoying a fun run, don't miss the Harvest Festival and Turkey Trot.
This race is before Thanksgiving, on November 11, and combines a 5K or 1-mile fun run with a vibrant Harvest Festival. Lace up your running shoes at 9:30 a.m. for the Turkey Trot, and then stick around for an enjoyable day filled with games, dancing, pie-eating contests, and giveaways including frozen turkeys.
This is the perfect opportunity to engage in a family-friendly activity while supporting the Utah Food Bank.
For those who love a challenge and crave adventure, the Wake up and Chase the Turkey race is your go-to event. Celebrating its 19th year on November 23, this Thanksgiving morning tradition begins at 10 a.m. in Toquerville Park.
With both short and long courses available, this trail run is not for the faint of heart. Along the way, participants will navigate rough and rocky terrains and even encounter soft sand. But the stunning vistas of canyon walls and desert mountains will make the endeavor worthwhile.
This year, there's even a stroller event on paved streets, allowing families with young children to join in the fun.
Don't miss out on these exciting races in Southern Utah in November, all celebrating Thanksgiving Day. Whether you're competing for a personal best or simply looking to have a good time with family and friends, these events promise fitness, fun, and a fantastic way to start the holiday season.
Lace up your running shoes, register online, and guarantee your spot in these great races. Let's make Thanksgiving a day to remember for years to come!
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