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Need extra room for turkey? Locals host pre-meal runs

A list of local fun runs.
2022 Longmont Turkey Trot

The average American consumes between 3,000 to 4,500 calories during their Thanksgiving Day meal, according to estimates by the Calorie Control Council. However, those looking to make a bit of room in their dietary budget have some options on Turkey Day.

Several local places are hosting events on Thanksgiving that promote a pre-meal workout.

Training for Warriors, located at 950 Boston Ave., will host its Huffin’ for the Stuffin’ Thanksgiving workout. This is an all-ages workout led by a coach that lasts from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.. Registration is necessary. 

The Silver Creek Wrestling team will host its fifth annual Turkey Trot fundraiser. The event takes place at 9 a.m. at Silver Creek High School, in Longmont. All proceeds will benefit the wrestling team as they begin their 2022 season. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest in each age group and best costume. Registration is necessary.

Alpine Bank Boulder will host its Thanksgiving Day 5K and Kids 1K at Flatiron Park. Organizers are asking participants to bring a non-perishable packaged item or canned food to the event. All proceeds will be donated to Boulder’s Harvest of Hope Food Pantry. The Kids run begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K at 9:15 a.m. 

Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary will join in the exercise tradition for the first time this Thanksgiving Day as it hosts a 5K around the sanctuary. The race will begin at 10 a.m. and registration is necessary.

For the tenth year, Fitness Avenue in Johnstown will host its Turkey Trot 5K and Kids 1K. The race has a goal to pay it forward to local families struggling during the holiday season. Racers can nominate a family in the Johnstown or Miliken communities to receive a gift card for groceries. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at 21 S. Parish Ave. in Johnstown. Registration is necessary. 

Broomfield Turkey Day is on this year with a 5K or 10K run and a food drive for Broomfield FISH. Both races begin at 9 a.m. at 13200 Sheridan Blvd. Pumpkin pie is available after the race. Registration is necessary.

The Pilgrimage Run 2022 will take place at 400 Powers St. in Erie and finish by Erie Community Park. The 2-mile and 4-mile races will begin at 9 a.m. with the Kids Pack will begin at 10 a.m. The event proceeds will be given to a nominated family or person in the community who is facing hardship. Registration is necessary.