Thursday, November 1, 2012

Two Races in One Day

Mike and I have never run a turkey trot, well that's not entirely true Mike ran the Cardiac Classic a few times when he was younger.

He really wanted to run a race on Thanksgiving this year but since we visit my grandmother in Massachusetts our options were limited.  We hadn't pinned anything down but Mike had found a race in Providence, Rhode Island, although I wasn't sure if I wanted to deal with the traffic.

Then, this happened:


And this:


Even though we are running, yes I said are running Crystal, a 20 miler in February together Mike and I knew that was way too long to go without seeing their faces again. 

Crystal and Joe live near Cape Cod and my grandmother's house isn't too far from there so I asked if they were going to be around on Thanksgiving.  They were.  Then I asked if she wanted to run a turkey trot with us or just meet up to run on Friday with my mom and this is the response that I got:

I'm signed up for two different races in Plymouth on Thanksgiving morning. If you complete both that morning and eat a bowl of stuffing then you have completed the Second Helping Challenge.

Two races in one day AND a bowl of stuffing, where do we sign up?

So now we are running the Plymouth Turkey Trot, a 4.77 mile run, at 7:30am and then the Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5K at 9:30am.  Eating stuffing will happen too and then our names will be on the "Couch of Fame" forever!

There's even talk of Mike dressing up as a turkey and Crystal and I dressing up as hunters as we chase him (literally)!

Are you running a race on Thanksgiving this year? Have you ever run two races in one day?

18 comments:

  1. Um...yea. Two. HAHAHA! It's going to be legen-WAIT FOR IT-dary! I'm so excited and I just can't hide it.

    There should be a good group of us. :) So cool!

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  2. I love this! It makes me wish that there were more runs like this around my area... Running seems to be rather 'un-embraced' around here, especially when it comes to having fun with races... The people that do run can get really serious about it. I want runs with stuffing.. Or beer runs... Or even just runs where you can get dressed up in costumes without getting strange looks...
    Sorry, rant over :)
    Can't wait to hear all about your two races in one day!

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  3. Oh fun!!!! I've never run 2 races in a day. I want to run on Thanksgiving day - but we need to see how it works out. If I don't do an official race - I'll still run!

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  4. I ran 2 races on Father's Day one time. They had a 5k which I did, and then ran the 10k about an hour or so later. I'm running a 10k Turkey Trot in Virginia Beach this Thanksgiving as we will be down there with Amanda and Andy.

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  5. That sounds great!! You'll definitely have to take lots of pictures!

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  6. Oh my gosh the two races sound so fun and I LOVE to eat. Can I do mashed potatoes those. I like those with my turkey better than stuffing.

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  7. Both races sound like a lot of fun! I'm sure you guys will have a great time and I think the costume idea is perfect. I've never done an official race on Thanksgiving, just a virtual race.

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  8. That sounds like a blast! I love the idea of two races!

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  9. this sounds awesome! I wish i could do a turkey trot on thanksgiving but i have to work a double and that just sounds painful enough! have a great time and then eat eat eat! (:

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  10. Awesome! You'll have so much fun. I'm kind of bummed as we're traveling on Thanksgiving morning and again on Saturday and i can't fins any races on Friday or Sunday. Perhaps ill be trot less??

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  11. That sounds so fun! I'm doing a Turkey Trot 5k again Thanksgiving morning. How does the stuffing work- I'm hoping it's after both races??

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    1. Haha I have no idea! I said that I would like it in between to fuel me, but I think it might only be after the second race. We'll see!

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  12. That's awesome, Jamie! Well, you could look at the Seneca7 as multiple races; after all, we did wait a few hours between each leg. There's a local Turkey Trot near my hometown I plan to run. I just need to decide if I want to do the 4- or 8-K distance--decisions, decisions. :)

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  13. Hahaha! That sounds AWESOME! I want to see pictures of that!
    I've never run two races in the same day, but for the past two years I've run a 4 mile Thanksgiving race that gives a bottle of wine to all finishers. I'm doing it again this year. ;)

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  14. Ahhh that's so fun!!! What a cool idea :)

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  15. So much fun!!! I can't wait to see photos from this! :D

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  16. That will be so much fun!! Especially the stuffing, that's my fave:). I am running a turkey trot in Seattle with my sis-in-law on T-day. I usually like to run at least 7 miles on T-day so I might add some on to the 5k. Not sure yet.

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