The reward for a second helping at Thanksgiving for most people is a nap on the couch and some extra time in the gym on Friday. For runners participating in the first ever Plymouth Turkey Trot and the Plymouth Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5k, the reward could be the coveted Giant Turkey Day trophy, featuring a turkey on top.
To be eligible, participants need to pre-register for both the Plymouth Turkey trot, which begins at 7:30am on Thanksgiving morning, and the Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5k, which starts at 9:30am. The male and female runners with the top combined times for the 4.77-mile Trot and the 5k will win the Giant Turkey Day trophy, which features a turkey on top.
“How many runners do you see run the course of a race they are about to run as a warm-up, then go out and run the race officially? With our Second Helping Challenge, the Turkey Trot can serve as a nice warm-up for the 5k,” said Steve Dubin, spokesperson for both the Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5k and the Plymouth Turkey Trot. “We’ve also got something for the other runners who go for seconds.”
All runners who register and compete in both the Plymouth Turkey Trot and the Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5k will receive a special hooded sweatshirt will receive a special hooded sweatshirt as well as prizes if they win their age group with combined times.
“Plymouth has been at the forefront of a number of Thanksgiving Day traditions, including the original one. With these two races on Thanksgiving morning, we’re creating another one—a morning run followed by a guilt-free Thanksgiving meal in the afternoon or evening,” said Dubin. “The Second Helping not only gives runners a little added incentive, but it makes that second helping of mashed potatoes or extra slice of pumpkin pie taste that much better.”
The Plymouth Turkey Trot starts at Plymouth Rock at 7:30am. The 4.77 mile course offers scenic views of the Plymouth’s picturesque oceanfront, and passes several historical sites including Plymouth Rock, Burial Hill and The Mayflower. The cost to register is $25. Second Helping registrants must register online. Prizes will be awarded to men’s and women’s winners in several age groups.
For complete information, on the Plymouth Turkey Trot, visit www.plymouthturkeytrot.com.
The third annual Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5k kicks off from the Village Racquet and Fitness Center, at Pine Hills, 30 Gold Drive, Plymouth at 9:30 a.m. rain or shine on Thanksgiving morning. The course includes the oldest road in America, Old Sandwich Road. This race site was the original trail used by Pilgrims and Native Americans in the 1600’s as they traveled from Plymouth to Sandwich, Mass. Cost is $25.
All participants will receive a custom finishers’ medal. T-Shirts, designed by professional graphic artists, will be given to all 1,000 runners.
For complete information visit http://thanksgivingdaypilgrim5k.yolasite.com.
If you or your company is interested in sponsoring either the Plymouth Turkey Trot or the Thanksgiving Day Turkey 5k, please contact Steve Dubin at 781-582-1061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.