A Turkey Trot Round Up + A Race Entry Giveaway!

According to the USDA, a slice of pumpkin pie has 323 calories. As every runner knows, this is about the number of calories you’ll burn racing a 5k. All the more reason to participate in one of the many local turkey trots before tucking into your turkey dinner.

So read on to learn about a few races taking place on Thanksgiving Day this year. Stick with us and you’ll also learn how you can win a race entry to this year’s Drumstick Dash!

Pewaukee Turkey Trot

When: Thursday, Nov. 28, 7:30 a.m.

Where: Nettesheim Park, Pewaukee

Cost: $20 for individuals

Details: Join the Pewaukee Parks and Recreation Department for a 3+ mile fun run. The first place male and female in each age group will win a prize. Note: This is a fun run – not a certified race.

Website: http://www.active.com/pewaukee-wi/running/pewaukee-turkey-trot-2013?cmp=39-28&ltclickid=10_125830583_a214e78f-4e72-4a31-acb9-00f99b75aed3&ltcmp=194590

Drumstick Dash

When: Thursday, Nov. 28, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Miller Park

Cost: $30 for individuals ($35 after Nov. 6); $20 for kids ages 5-12

Details: This 5k race is both runner and walker friendly. The event is chip timed and awards are given to the top three male and female overall winners. No age group awards. The event benefits Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and a food drive will also take place before the start of the race.

Website: http://www.visioneventmanagement.com/pages/drumstick-dash.php

Talmer Turkey Trot

When: Thursday, Nov. 28, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Veteran’s Terrace, Burlington

Cost: $25 for individuals ($30 after Oct. 31)

Details: Both runners and walkers are welcome at this 5k race. All participants will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers as well as the top 3 finishers in each age group. The race benefits Love, Inc. and a food drive will be held before the race. Raffle tickets will be awarded for items donated with raffle prizes including homemade pies and turkeys.

Website: http://www.runthanksgiving.com

5k Turkey Trot & Gobble Gallop

When: Thursday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m.

Where: Thiensville Village Park

Cost: $25 for individuals

Details: This chip-timed race benefits the Mequon Nature Preserve and Balance, Inc. Participants receive a t-shirt and can purchase $5 raffle tickets for a 50/50 raffle. In addition to the chip-timed 5k run/walk, there will also be a 50-meter dash for kids ages 10 and under.

Website: http://juniorwomansclubmt.org/turkeytrotfundraiser.htm

The Run Turkey Run

When: Thursday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m.

Where: Riverside Park, Watertown

Cost: $25 for individuals; $10 for the 1k Kids Fun Run

Details: Participants will enjoy a scenic, chip-timed race that is newly USATF certified. Participants who register before November 8 will receive a long sleeve, wicking t-shirt. Proceeds from the race benefit Watertown Family Aid.

Website: http://www.therunturkeyrun.com/index.html

St. Leonard’s Turkey Trot

When: Thursday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m.

Where: St. Leonard’s Church, Muskego

Cost: $15; $45 for families

Details: All participants receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. Awards will be given to the 1st through 3rd place overall winners as well as age group winners.

Website: http://www.stleonards.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=67

Caring is sharing . . . a race entry!

We’re giving away a free entry to the Drumstick Dash. To enter the contest:

  • Tell us your favorite Thanksgiving food in the comments section below.

For additional entries do the following and let us know you did each action in separate comments:

Good luck! We’ll pick a winner at random on Wednesday, November 6 and announce the winner the following day. Be sure to check back on Thursday to see if you’re our winner!*

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

*Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize by emailing keeprunningmke@gmail.com. If the prize is not claimed within that time frame, we will select a new winner.

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53 thoughts on “A Turkey Trot Round Up + A Race Entry Giveaway!

  1. man! i love mashed potatoes and gravy! that is my most favorite part of the whole dinner! add some rosemary and fresh garlic and wow! perfection!

    i already like you on facebook, i shared this post on my running page on the book of face, and i liked drumstick dash.

    i don’t have a twitter so unfortunately i can’t participate in those… yay running!

  2. Liked Keep Running MKE on Facebook

  3. Stuffing slathered in turkey gravy!

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  5. Liked MKE Running on fb and liked Drumstick Dash on fb.

  6. Pumpkin pie hands down.

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  10. Omgosh!!! I could eat my weight in mashed potatoes!! They are my favorite thanksgiving food hands down!!!

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  13. Mashed potatoes and gravy!

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  15. I LOVE mashed potatoes. It was always my job on Thanksgiving to make the mashed potatoes for my family dinner.

  16. Like Keep Running MKE on Facebook

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  18. For Thanksgiving, corn casserole is a family tradition from my childhood. Once I had my own family, I introduced it and it’s been a big hit. And it’s super-easy to make! Jellied cranberry sauce in a can is another favorite too!

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  23. I don’t have a favorite Thanksgiving Day food. How about movie popcorn? 🙂

  24. I’ve already liked on Facebook.

  25. Liked Drumstick Dash on Facebook

  26. Favorite Thanksgiving food: Stuffing!

  27. Already liked Keep Running MKE on Facebook

  28. Favorite food is my sisters sweet potato casserole

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  31. Already like the drumstick dash on facebook

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  33. Following the Drumstick dash on twiiter. #inittowinit

  34. I love me some sweet potatoes. I’m the only one in my family who does, but that means more for me!
    I follow @keeprunningmke and @drumstickdash on twitter at @cmcasarez.

  35. Homemade dressing

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  38. followed drumstick dash on twitter

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