This Thanksgiving weekend, pick from your choice of calorie-burning Turkey Trots, uphill climbs and Nordic races.
Pick A Trot, Any Trot
Feeling a little lethargic after all that turkey? Get some fresh air and burn off those calories at any of these turkey trots:
11/24 GMAA Turkey Trot, Burlington, Vt.
A certified 5K on the UVM women’s cross country course. Walkers are welcome in this race, benefitting the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Race starts at 11 a.m. at the Gutterson Field House at the University of Vermont. gmaa.net
11/24 6th Annual Killington Turkey Trot, Jax Food & Games, Killington, Vt.
Killington hosts a run for local charities and organizations. Run includes raffle prizes, live music and an open bar. Killington.com
11/24 Annual Gobble Gobble Wobble 5K at Stratton, Stratton, Vt.
Stratton hosts a 5K run through the resort after Thanksgiving. stratton.com
11/24 Running of the Turkeys, Arlington, Vt.
A scenic Thanksgiving 5K starts and ends in Arlington village at the Fisher Elementary School. Bkvr.net
11/24 Jared Williams Turkey Trot, Richmond, Vt.
A 5K and 10K run starting at the Round Church in Richmond benefits the Jarred Williams Foundation. runsignup.com
11/26 Okemo Trot it off 5K, Ludlow, Vt.
Okemo hosts a post-Thanksgiving 5K in the Okemo base area. Okemo.com
See our calendar for more Turkey Trots.
11/25 Mount Snow’s Turkey Hill Hangover Climb, Dover, Vt.
Runners race off their Thanksgiving Dinners with a running race to the top of the Yard Sale trail. There will be prizes for the top finishers as well as the best costumes. Mountsnow.com
11/27 Craftsbury Opener, Craftsbury, Vt.
The Craftsbury Outdoor Center kicks off their winter season with a tune-up race on a loop with manmade snow. Distances include 5 and 10K. craftsbury.com
Hit The Slopes
Vermont kicks off the season this winter as many resorts open across the state. See our list of opening days and conditions here.