Thursday, October 6, 2011

Flock to a Turkey Trot

The thought of Canadian Thanksgiving elicits those lingering smells from the kitchen of the turkey roasting and pies in the oven. But before you eat enough calories in one meal that can last you for three days, why not take part in a bit of exercise?

In true Canadian style, on Thanksgiving weekend there are many opportunities throughout the country to fit in a bit of fitness before sitting down to wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.  Doesn’t matter if you are a walker, runner or Nordic skier, why not get the family together and participate in one of these local events. How could you possibly not have a blast together partaking in the “Giblet Jog”, “The Galloping Gobbler” or the “1km Wattle”? Makes you hungry just thinking about it!

From coast to coast, there is an event this weekend to sign up for. In the spirit of giving thanks and giving back, “The Granville Island Turkey Trot” in Vancouver, British Columbia generously donates cash and food to the local food bank. What about “The Gobbler Gallop and Giblet Jog” in London, Ontario, or the “Winkler's Thanks for Giving Half Marathon, 10k & 5k Run” in Winnipeg, Manitoba? For our friends in Alberta, there is the “21st Investors Group Thanksgiving Memory Walk and Run” in Calgary, which draw attention to more and more individuals who become affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. In 2010, this event had over 1200 participants and raised over $170,000.

So find a Turkey Trot near you. The weather is going to be amazing and there is no better way to start a family Canadian Thanksgiving tradition.

From the entire team at SIRC, we wish you a safe, enjoyable and fit Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

For more information on nutrition and fitness, please visit SIRC.

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