Run off Those Holidays Hams, Pig

Instructions for not gaining ten pounds this Thursday: First, easy on the dark meat, dude. Second, stop drinking gravy straight out of the porcelain boat. Third, choose apple pie, pumpkin pie, or ice cream — your indecision does not justify combining all three into a sadness pile. Last, and most important, get off your ass casserole and join the Turkey Trot.

Held at Tropical Park the morning before you strap on the food bag, the Turkey Trot features 5K and 10K races, presented by Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. The race routinely draws 3,000 runners looking to clear some space for the biggest mouth-dump of the year. If you’re reading this in print, you’ve likely missed the pre-registration discount entry prices, so when you show up this morning for the 7:30 a.m. start time, bring $30 for the 10K or $25 for the 5K. There’s also a canned food drive, so bring those old cranberries.
Thu., Nov. 26, 7:30 a.m., 2009


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