- Men’s Health and Women’s Health just announced a nationwide virtual Turkey Trot, which will occur on Thanksgiving Day.
- It’s free to register and participate, and additional donations will benefit Feeding America.
- All participants can print out a race bib to wear while running or walking the 5K race.
Are you ready to own your morning this Thanksgiving? Men’s Health and Women’s Health are teaming up, along with sponsor Garmin, to host a nationwide virtual Turkey Trot benefitting Feeding America.
The free 5K race will occur on November 26, 2020—all you have to do is register at WHMHTurkeyTrot.com and get ready to move. The best part? If you’re not an early bird, you can lace up your sneakers at any time of day!
Here’s what you’ll get once you commit:
- If you’re one of the first 500 registrants, you’ll receive a special “Race in a Box” kit to commemorate the event.
- Once you’re signed up, you can download and print a race bib to wear on the big day.
- Stay tuned to Men’s Health’s and Women’s Health Instagram accounts for training plans, race day tips, and more.
Sure, this race is virtual, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be in it alone. Together with
Men’s Health and Women’s Health, Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, of ABC’s GMA3: What You Need to Know, will be offering up tips on how to exercise safely and responsibly this year. BTW: Amy and T.J. will also be your official Turkey Trot hosts!
“I am grateful every day for the ability to move and run so when I heard about the WHMH Turkey Trot I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of,” Amy says. “Raising awareness for hunger relief during a time of great need plus hosting with my friend and colleague T.J. makes it even better!”
T.J.’s pretty pumped, too. “Running with Robach—virtually, of course—and shining a light on Feeding America and their incredible work is the perfect way to start Thanksgiving,” he says. “I can’t wait to see everyone hitting the pavement!”
This race is all about giving back: Donations will be accepted for Feeding America to benefit the growing number of Americans unable to afford food. According to Feeding America, food banks have reported an average 60 percent increase in the need for food assistance this year. The organization estimates that one in six people in the U.S. could face hunger as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, up from one in nine in 2019.
“Thanksgiving Day has grown to become the biggest running day of the year, with over one million Americans lacing up annually,” says Men’s Health Editor-in-Chief Rich Dorment. “We’re excited to provide a virtual event and content platform that will inspire safe, socially-distanced fitness and philanthropy while shining a light on the growing problem of food insecurity in the United States.”
For more information or to register today, visit WHMHTurkeyTrot.com. Happy trotting!
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