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November 16, 2015
Turkey Day Run
Thanksgiving. It’s all about taking time to appreciate family, friends and, of course, food. From big nut-stuffed birds and corn bread to cranberry jelly, green beans and pumpkin pie, the holiday is a true celebration of calorific abandon. 

But, that doesn’t have to mean post-gluttony guilt. The fit folks of Chi-town have the Turkey Day Run, the city’s longest-running Thanksgiving tradition which sees thousands of sprinters, joggers and walkers work up a sweat the morning before the feast starts.

The 38th edition of the annual event, as always, will involve plenty of family-friendly fun, including a games zone with turkey bowling, cornhole tossing and a children's tent. Big kids, too, are encouraged to get in on the action with many donning funny, feathery costumes for the 5km or 8km course, looping through Lincoln Park and along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

In the spirit of the day all participants are asked to bring a few canned goods to the race. These will then be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository in a bid to help ensure no Chicagoan goes hungry on Thanksgiving. So go on, jog down before you bib up!

Cannon Dr / between Diversey & Fullerton Parkway / Lincoln Park / from 7am, race start 9am / turkeyday-5k.com
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