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Nov 22 2016

EV & Flow: The Weekend Rolls In

Written By Courtney Hartmann Tisa

With your meal planning nearly finished (or reservations made), it’s time to start thinking how you might kick-off your turkey day with a boost of adrenaline. There are several Thanksgiving Day races happening in and around the city to help you feel a bit of the burn before digging into the day’s big feast.

Explore some of the more popular choices around downtown where you’re welcome to walk, run, or even waddle your way across the finish line.

Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K is one of the largest events. This year, over 7,500 participants are expected to join in the race that runs through Balboa Park. As the oldest turkey day race in San Diego, all proceeds go toward more than 1 million meals that are prepped and served by Father Joe’s Village for the city’s homeless community. The city’s signature races is a great opportunity to get your blood flowing while giving back at the same time.

Sign up for the San Diego South Bay’s Turkey Trot to “run like a beast before you feast.” You can stick with the standard 5K distance or, if you’re feeling extra ambitious, ramp it up by participating in either the 10K or 15K race and really earn that extra helping of mashed potatoes or that decadent slice of pie.

Finally, right here in the heart of downtown, the San Diego Race for the Hungry is happening at Horton Plaza with both 5K and 10K races starting on Thanksgiving morning. Profits from the race are donated to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank along with other hunger-relief programs who help those in need of a hot meal this holiday season.

Before you sit down to give thanks, think about lacing up those sneaks and consider taking advantage of our beautiful November temps by participating in one of our city’s fun runs!


Weekend Happenings

This holiday weekend is also reason to be grateful for the chance to spend quality time with friends and family. Whether it’s chilling at home, hosting a Friendsgiving, or simply enjoying an extra day off work, make the most of your time by surrounding yourself with good company and getting engaged with the spirit of our community.

There will be a holiday parade and local shopping from over 50 shops and vendors available, plus (of course) attendees can get their photo taken with the man of the hour. Thanksgiving gets a short-lived blip on our holiday radar before December festivities arrive in full force, so are you ready for all things merry and bright.

If you are grateful for everything, then whatever you have is enough.

- J. Baadsgaard




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