Missing Your Thanksgiving 5K This Season? Here’s How to Keep the Tradition Going

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In addition to the amazing food, Thanksgiving is all about honoring traditions and spending time with your family. While Thanksgiving this year is going to be different, one tradition you can still do is your holiday 5K. Even though this won’t be a Turkey Trot or look the same as races in the past, here are some ways to keep the tradition going.

Create a Meaningful Route

Now’s the time to run at the park or trail you’ve been wanting to race at or to revisit an old route you loved. You can even make the run more special by passing by friends or family member’s houses and waving as you run by.

Make a Relay

Turn your virtual race into a relay by running a few miles before passing them off to a friend or family member in person or virtually. You’ll be keeping each other accountable and cheering each other on.

Dress Up

Dress up in turkey costumes or matching apparel to add some excitement and nuance to your run.

Have Prizes

Who doesn’t like some competition? You don’t have to spend a lot to have prizes for the winners. You can create little prizes like a cup of coffee at your favorite cafe or not having to do chores.