I love this race. I first ran it in 2009, then again in 2010. I had to skip 2011 because it was two months after my surgery, but I did volunteer that year. Then ran it again in 2012 and this year. It was cold, about 25 degrees, but sunny and there was no wind at first. I think lots of runners bailed on the race due to the cold, because it didn’t seem very crowded at all, there were about 3600 runners according to the race results.
Of course, I had to take a photo with the turkey.
The last two miles suddenly became very windy, it was like running up a big hill, but I ran the race 20 seconds faster than last year.
And getting up early in the freezing cold was totally worth it, burning 600 calories on Thanksgiving morning so I could eat:
Brownie Pumpkin Pecan Pie. Want the recipe? Get it here.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!