OKC VeloCity | Your waistline and nonprofits will benefit from Thanksgiving Day 5Ks

Your waistline and nonprofits will benefit from Thanksgiving Day 5Ks

By Molly Fleming / Lifestyle / November 26, 2019

What do the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation, Bright Sky Ministry, Turning Point Ministries and Serve More have in common? Besides being nonprofit organizations, they’ll all benefit from you getting up early on Thanksgiving Day and being a part of a 5-kilometer run.

In downtown Oklahoma City, Turkey Tracks will start at 9 a.m., with a one-mile fun run starting at 8:30 a.m. The $35 registration cost ends Wednesday, so go to okcturkeytracks.com and sign up. You’ll get a jacket and when you finish, you’ll get a medal. The race benefits the Marine Corps Toys for Toys Foundation and participants are asked to bring a new toy to the event.  

Edmond’s Turkey Trot will start at 8:35 a.m., with a 1-mile Wobble starting at 8 a.m. Registration with a t-shirt has already ended, but you can still register Wednesday and on the morning of the run for $20 or $10 for the Wobble. Visit edmondturkeytrot.com for more information. Proceeds from the event benefit Turning Point Ministries.

On the Greater Oklahoma City metro’s south side, Norman’s Turkey Trot starts at 8:30 a.m. with a one-mile run at 9:30 a.m. The race starts at Norman High School and will benefit Serve More. The organization helps with disaster clean-up but also helps with repairs and cleaning needed by neighbors in need. More information is available at turkeyday5krun.com.  

The Piedmont Turkey Trot, on the metro’s west side, starts at 8 a.m. with a one-mile run at 8:05 a.m. The race starts at 15 Jackson Ave. NW and benefits Bright Sky Ministry. More information about the event can be found at runsignup.com or by clicking here.

You don’t have to run to do a 5K. There are plenty of people that walk. (As a courtesy though, line up behind the runners).

Some races even allow friendly dogs to attend. So gather your family and friends and get your heart pumping before you sit down to enjoy your meal.

This content originally appeared on The Better Life blog.

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