Stuff the Sleigh 5K!

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Wednesday: 8.5m 8:21/pace 

Thursday: 4.5m 8:51/pace, 20 min triceps & lower back, 15 min abs

Friday: Rest

I love fall, but right now I have nothing on my racing schedule and we’re probably not traveling this year for the holidays. I figured a fun 5K should keep me entertained and my mind off missing family. Turkey trots/Santa 5k’s are definitely new to me, but i found one that stuck out and combines the Thanksgiving & Christmas spirit of giving, and of course running!

My Aunt Terri & Uncle Jeff at Thanksgiving a few years back... golden brown turkey will be mine!

My Aunt Terri & Uncle Jeff at Thanksgiving a few years back… golden brown turkey will be mine!

The Stuff the Sleigh 5K (or 1 mile walk) is at 9:00am Sunday, Nov 24th (the Sunday before Thanksgiving) in Tysons, Virginia and entry is $30. If you have kids 8 or under, they can visit Santa and enjoy the festivities for free and you can teach them about giving gifts to needy children.

This event will be collecting gift donations for needy children (hence– stuff the sleigh) and I figured this should be a great event, because afterward we can shop at Tyson’s Corner and I can give a little gift to myself 🙂 If you’ve ever been out that way it’s a GIANT mall. (And if you’ve ever seen me Christmas shop it goes– one for you, one for me.)

To register click here–> Stuff the Sleigh 5K/1M Walk

I love running races where I know the money is going toward a good cause, in this case the fees and gifts are going toward Abolish Child Trafficking Now, Inc. So i’m going to run off a slice of pumpkin pie before I even eat it and get a jump start on the giving spirit this season.

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Me at Terri’s & Jeff’s like a million years ago

What are your Thanksgiving plans? Traveling, staying in, family coming to you?

Anyone getting up to run a 5k Thanksgiving morning? OR plan on running the Stuff the Sleigh 5k?

Author: She's Going the Distance

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