Fitness Friday: Turkey Trots and other Thanksgiving themed runs

I have never exercised on Thanksgiving. But this year, since completing my Personal Fitness Challenge, I’m motivated not to derail all my hard work. I’m back to eating normal “non-Paleo” foods, admittedly indulge in desserts, but I have continued working out at Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey). Thankfully, I’ve managed to maintain my weight and measurement goals.

Two months ago, I ran the Kickin’ Cancer 5K. My time wasn’t awesome, but I was happy I finished. This month, I’m considering a 5K Turkey Trot or Thanksgiving themed run. Since I’ve learned how to breathe properly while running (sounds so simple, but it really takes getting used to), I am confident I will finish with a better time. I am really looking forward to Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey)’s 5K training program. There’s nothing more satisfying than challenging yourself!

Here is a list of Turkey Trots and other Thanksgiving themed runs in the Los Angeles area:

(in alphabetical order, by location)


11/27/14: Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot


11/22/14: The Annual 5K Turkey Trot

Downtown Los Angeles

11/27/14: Turkey Trot Los Angeles

La Canada

11/27/14: Thanksgiving Day Run and Food Drive (5K)

Pacific Palisades

11/27/14: Banc of California Turkey Trot Pacific Palisades


11/27/14: Tofurkey Trot – “We Run FOR The Turkeys”

Santa Monica

11/27/14: Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon, Marathon

11/30/14: Giving Thanks 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon


11/27/14: 35th Annual Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Fun Run

Van Nuys

11/27/14: Lake Balboa Turkey Trot

Fitness Friday is sponsored by Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey)