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Fillmore County Turkey Day Run celebrates fifth year

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

What are you doing on the morning of Thanksgiving Day? There will be a select few who will wake up around 7 a.m. and mentally prepare themselves to run 10.3 miles from Lanesboro to Preston on the Root River State Trail.

This tradition has evolved over the past five years to attract upwards of 60 runners, near and far, and all for a good cause. There is no fee to participate. All runners are simply asked to make a donation to the Fillmore County Food Shelf at registration from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The Fillmore County Turkey Day Run will start at 8 a.m., and all runners need to be aware that there is no transportation back to Lanesboro following the conclusion of the run in Preston. So, all runners will need to make transportation arrangements.

The average person consumes between 2,400 and 4,500 calories during their Thanksgiving Day feast, according to columnist Tara Parker-Pope of the New York Times. So, the Fillmore County Turkey Day Run presents an opportunity to burn upwards of 2,000 calories before you consume over 2,500 calories, making your Thanksgiving Day a little more balanced.

Official Fillmore County Turkey Day Run long-sleeved shirts are available for purchase. Just look for the advertisement in today’s issue of the Fillmore County Journal. Or, if you have any questions, please call Jason Sethre at 507-251-5297.

This year, there is a special award for the first place finisher of the Fillmore County Turkey Day Run. Check out the official Facebook page for details.

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