Shake your Turkey Feathers this Thanksgiving for a Good Cause at One of our Local Fun Runs

 

Loosen up the belts and get ready – Thanksgiving is around the corner! For most people, that means football, mashed potatoes, stuffing and food galore.
This year, why not join other local Sacramento families and find a way to give back, earn that calorie intake and enjoy the beautiful fall weather Sacramento has to offer.
Across the region, you can find several “Turkey Trots” and fun runs to participate in with your family. Most are stroller friendly for even the youngest of participants and it doesn’t matter if you are an avid runner, walker or weekend warrior. Just lace up those sneakers and hit the streets for some community fun and exercise before the feast.

Here are my top 5 to choose from:

Saturday, November 18: Davis Turkey Trot. This family friendly event hosts eight different events and distances for all fitness levels. Enjoy the stroll through Davis’ residential neighborhoods and green belts. Live music, arts and crafts booths for the kids, vendors and fun is to be had at this event.

Thanksgiving Day: Run to Feed the Hungry in Sacramento is the largest Turkey Run in the country!
Join hundreds of people in support of the Sacramento Food Bank on Thanksgiving morning. This fun run begins at the Sacramento State Campus and winds through the beautiful tree-lined streets of East Sacramento, You can choose between the 5K or 10K option.

Thanksgiving Day: Turkey Trot for Teal 7 in Herald. Join other families at the 6th annual Turkey Trot for Teal. Walk, run or jog 3.1 miles and help raise money for the children’s cancer foundation. Once you are finished, enjoy treats and raffles to get you ready for your big day with family. Race begins at the Herald Community Center.

Thanksgiving Day: Folsom Turkey Trot. Choose from a 5k or 10k to participate in, starting at the Folsom zoo park. This fun run will benefit the Twin Lakes Food Bank. Registration sells out early, so if you are in the Folsom area make sure you check to see there is still space for you and your family.

Thanksgiving Day: Roseville Turkey Trot to support the Placer County Food Bank. This course will begin and end in Downtown Roseville on historic Vernon Street.

So this year, don’t feel guilty about going in for seconds with the candied yams. Burn those calories before you sit down at the table and support your local community at one of the many fun runs in the area.

 

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Registration is Now Open for 22nd Annual Run to Feed the Hungry, A Sacramento Race that Grows Each Year

1446487207384Thanksgiving is around the corner and Sacramentans are gearing up for an annual tradition that seems to grow year after year.  With only a few weeks to prepare, go ahead and lace up those jogging shoes and get ready for the 22nd Annual Run to Feed the Hungry.

The Run to Feed the Hungry race has become a family tradition for thousands of local residents. It is also one of the largest and respected races in the United States….with close to 27,000 participants each year!

On Thanksgiving morning (November 26th), join others at the entrance to the Sacramento State Campus and choose between the 5K or 10K courses to run/walk through the beautiful tree-lined streets of East Sacramento.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (SFBFS). This is the largest fundraiser for the SFBFS and if you are not familiar with the organization, click here to find out about the amazing things that they accomplish each year. Besides offering food assistance, clothing, baby supplies and more to local in need residents, they also offer adult education, daycare and a youth academy to those families who are in need of such assistance.

The organization does wonderful things for the community and with the help of the thousands of volunteers and participants in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry, they can continue to offer these great programs.

So, if you would like to participate or help out at this annual run, register online and/or contact the SFBFS to volunteer. I have done this run for several years and am looking forward to having my children join me this year (strollers are welcome).

I can’t think of a better way to start out my Thanksgiving holiday…my family, the beautiful colors of fall in East Sacramento, a chance to give back to my community and burn some calories before the turkey feast begins!

We hope to see you and your family out there on Thanksgiving morning… and with any luck, it will also become a family tradition in your home.  And of course, if you already have plans for Thanksgiving morning, but want to be in “the know” for other races and running/ walking events that are in the area check out our link for local Runs and Walks.  We update the site monthly, and if you are an avid runner and don’t see your favorite race listed, please let us know – there are so many in our area that it’s hard to keep up.

So again, lace up for a great cause and enjoy the holiday season!

By Heather Crivellone

Registration is open for the most popular Sacramento Thanksgiving Tradition- the 21st Annual Run to Feed the Hungry!

untitledBy Heather Crivellone

With daylight savings time and the cooler weather, we can count the days until the holidays are here!  And with Thanksgiving around the corner, those of us who live in Sacramento can start gearing up for an annual tradition that seems to grow year after year.  With only a few weeks to “prepare”, go ahead and lace up those jogging shoes and get ready for the 21st Annual Run to Feed the Hungry.

The Run to Feed the Hungry race has become a family tradition for thousands of local residents. It is also one of the largest and respected races in the United States….with close to 27,000 participants each year!

On Thanksgiving morning (November 27th), join others at the entrance to the Sacramento State Campus and choose between the 5K or 10K courses to run/walk through the beautiful tree-lined streets of East Sacramento.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (SFBFS). This is the largest fundraiser for the SFBFS and if you are not familiar with the organization, click here to find out about the amazing things that they accomplish each year. Besides offering food assistance, clothing, baby supplies and more to local in need residents, they also offer adult education, daycare and a youth academy to those families who are in need of such assistance.

The organization does wonderful things for the community and with the help of the thousands of volunteers and participants in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry, they can continues to offer these great programs.

So, if you would like to participate or help out at this annual run, register online and/or contact the SFBFS to volunteer. I have done this run for several years and am looking forward to having my children join me this year (strollers are welcome).

I can’t think of a better way to start out my Thanksgiving holiday…my family, the beautiful colors of fall in East Sacramento, a chance to give back to my community and burn some calories before the turkey feast begins!

We hope to see you and your family out there on Thanksgiving morning… and with any luck, it will also become a family tradition in your home.  And of course, if you already have plans for Thanksgiving morning, but want to be in “the know” for other races and running/ walking events that are in the area check out our link for local Runs and Walks.  We update the site monthly, and if you are an avid runner and don’t see your favorite race listed, please let us know-  there are so many in our area that it’s hard to keep up.

So again, enjoy the beginning of the “holiday season” and “lace up” for a great cause!

A Sacramento Thanksgiving Tradition- Run to Feed the Hungry is just around the corner!

72487e45d6f0874ee72baef035237b03By Heather Crivellone

With daylight savings time and the cooler weather upon us, we can count the days until the holidays are here!  And with Thanksgiving around the corner, those of us who live in Sacramento can start gearing up for an annual tradition that seems to grow year after year.  With only a few weeks to “prepare”, go ahead and lace up those jogging shoes and get ready for the 20th Annual Run to Feed the Hungry.

The Run to Feed the Hungry race has become a family tradition for thousands of local residents. It is also one of the largest and respected races in the United States….with close to 27,000 participants each year!

On Thanksgiving morning (November 28th), join others at the entrance to the Sacramento State Campus and choose between the 5K or 10K courses to run/walk through the beautiful tree-lined streets of East Sacramento.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (SFBFS). This is the largest fundraiser for the SFBFS and if you are not familiar with the organization, click here to find out about the amazing things that they accomplish each year. Besides offering food assistance, clothing, baby supplies and more to local in need residents, they also offer adult education, daycare and a youth academy to those families who are in need of such assistance.

The organization does wonderful things for the community and with the help of the thousands of volunteers and participants in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry, they can continues to offer these great programs.

So, if you would like to participate or help out at this annual run, register online and/or contact the SFBFS to volunteer. I have done this run for several years and am looking forward to having my children join me this year (strollers are welcome).

I can’t think of a better way to start out my Thanksgiving holiday…my family, the beautiful colors of fall in East Sacramento, a chance to give back to my community and burn some calories before the turkey feast begins!

We hope to see you and your family out there on Thanksgiving morning… and with any luck, it will also become a family tradition in your home.  And of course, if you already have plans for Thanksgiving morning, but want to be in “the know” for other races and running/ walking events that are in the area check out our link for local Runs and Walks.  We update the site monthly, and if you are an avid runner and don’t see your favorite race listed, please let us know-  there are so many in our area that it’s hard to keep up.

So again, enjoy the beginning of the “holiday season” and “lace up” for a great cause!

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Fun

The weekend begins early with tonight’s tree lighting in Old Sacramento and the Kings vs. Lakers game at Sleep Train Arena.  Join in the Run to Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving morning, and then forego the Black Friday shopping for a free visit to Fairytale Town, the California State Railroad Museum, and more!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

11/21 – Old Sacramento Tree Lighting – Come celebrate the holidays and experience a beautiful tree lighting. Join for the lighting of the 55′ City of Sacramento Christmas Tree on the Waterfront at Front and K Streets in Old Sacramento. Ceremonies begin at 6pm and will
immediately be followed by the premiere of the Raley’s Theatre of Lights. Join special guest Dinger, the Salvation Army Band, and emcee Mark S. Allen for the kick-off to the Capital City’s holiday season!

11/21 – Sacramento Kings vs. L.A. Lakers – The Sacramento Kings take on the Los Angeles Lakers in this basketball game at the Sleep Train Arena.

11/22 – Run to Feed the Hungry – Run to Feed the Hungry has become a family tradition for thousands of area families, as well as a favorite event for many of the elite runners in California. As one of the largest and most respected races in the United States, Run to Feed the Hungry will attract over 27,000 participants this year. You, your family, and your friends are invited to join for the 19th annual event on Thanksgiving morning.  All proceeds benefit Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

11/23 – Free Admission Day & Canned Food Drive at Fairytale Town – On the day after Thanksgiving, Fairytale Town offers free admission to families who bring a canned food item for donation to the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services: Holiday Spirit of Giving Food Drive. The day also includes free arts and crafts activities and a puppet show (for an additional
cost).

11/23-24 – Small Train Holiday at the Railroad Museum – As an alternative to the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush and to help you get into the spirit of the season, the California State Railroad Museum presents A Small Train Holiday. Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by amazing scale models, toy train displays, fun interpretive hand car rides, and much more.

Guests will enjoy many new discoveries as they participate in a scavenger hunt and will have the opportunity to watch a whimsical silent movie where the viewer’s eye-level perspective provides a unique experience inside the world of vintage toy trains. Also, Mrs. Claus will provide special story time activities when she’s not roaming through the museum greeting kids and visitors of all ages.

11/23-25 – Holiday Art and Craft Festival at the Crocker Art Museum – This holiday season impress your friends and family with local handmade gifts while supporting local artisans and the Crocker Art Museum’s exhibitions and education programs. The annual Holiday Art & Craft Festival will feature unique creations including jewelry, fiber arts, woodwork, ceramics, and more by nearly 100 artists and craftspeople. Attendees can also enjoy delicious treats by Ambrosia Cafe. For those who want to capture the holiday spirit, there will be a Victorian Santa Claus available for a vintage photo opportunity.

11/23-25 – Holiday Tangram Puzzles at the Discovery Museum – Get in the holiday spirit by completing some tangram challenges. The tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap. Take them home and hang them as a holiday decorations.

Remember, your admission also includes visiting the Bone Zone and Nature Discovery Room exhibits, an animal presentation at Noon & 2pm, and a planetarium show at 1pm & 3pm (for ages 4 and above only).

11/24 – Family Activity: Under the Oaks at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Our mighty oak trees provide food and shelter for many animals and insects. Learn how to identify the three species of oak trees found in the nature preserve, and who may be living in them.

11/25 – Family Activity: Turkey Vultures at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – What bird is truly bald-headed? These relatives of the condor and stork are intelligent, family oriented, and play games together. Learn how these birds are important to our ecosystem and try on some condor wings for size.

The 19th Annual “Run to Feed the Hungry” is just around the corner.

By Heather Crivellone

The weather is proving to us that fall is officially here!  And with November right around the corner, we know that here in Sacramento we can be guaranteed cooler temperatures, gorgeous fall colors and an annual tradition that seems to grow year after year.  With only four weeks to “prepare”, go ahead and lace up those jogging shoes and get ready for the 19th Annual “Run to Feed the Hungry”.

The Run to Feed the Hungry race has become a family tradition for thousands of local residents. It is also one of the largest and respected races in the United States….with close to 27,000 participants each year!

On Thanksgiving morning (November 22nd), join others at the entrance to the Sacramento State Campus and choose between the 5K or 10K courses to run/walk through the beautiful tree-lined streets of East Sacramento.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (SFBFS). This is the largest fundraiser for the SFBFS and if you are not familiar with the organization, click here to find out about the amazing things that they accomplish each year. Besides offering food assistance, clothing, baby supplies and more to local in need residents, they also offer adult education, daycare and a youth academy to those families who are in need of such assistance.

The organization does wonderful things for the community and with the help of the thousands of volunteers and participants in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry, they can continues to offer these great programs.

So, if you would like to participate or help out at this annual run, register online and/or contact the SFBFS to volunteer. I have done this run for several years and am looking forward to having my children join me this year (strollers are welcome).

I can’t think of a better way to start out my Thanksgiving holiday…my family, the beautiful colors of fall in East Sacramento, a chance to give back to my community and burn some calories before the turkey feast begins!

We hope to see you and your family out there on Thanksgiving morning… and with any luck, it will also become a family tradition in your home.  And of course, if you already have plans for Thanksgiving morning, but want to be in “the know” for other races and running/ walking events that are in the area check out our link for local Runs and Walks.  We update the site monthly, and if you are an avid runner and don’t see your favorite race listed, please let us know-  there are so many in our area that it’s hard to keep up.

So again, enjoy the beginning of the “holiday season” and “lace up” for a great cause!

The 18th Annual “Run to Feed the Hungry” is just around the corner….

By Heather Crivellone

November in Sacramento brings on cooler temperatures, gorgeous fall colors and an annual tradition that seems to grow year after year. With only three weeks to “prepare”, go ahead and lace up those jogging shoes, burn off those Halloween candy calories and get ready for the 18th Annual “Run to Feed the Hungry”.

The Run to Feed the Hungry race has become a family tradition for thousands of local residents. It is also one of the largest and respected races in the United States….with close to 27,000 participants each year!

On Thanksgiving morning (November 24th), join others at the entrance to the Sacramento State Campus and choose between the 5K or 10K courses to run/walk through the beautiful tree-lined streets of East Sacramento.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (SFBFS).  This is the largest fundraiser for the SFBFS and if you are not familiar with the organization, click here to find out about the amazing things that they accomplish each year. Besides offering food assistance, clothing, baby supplies and more to local in need residents, they also offer adult education, daycare and a youth academy to those families who are in need of such assistance.

The organization does wonderful things for the community and with the help of the thousands of volunteers and participants in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry, they can continues to offer these great programs.

So, if you would like to participate or help out at this annual run, register online and/or contact the SFBFS to volunteer. I have done this run for several years and am looking forward to having my children join me this year (strollers are welcome).

I can’t think of a better way to start our my Thanksgiving holiday…my family, the beautiful colors of fall in East Sacrament, a chance to give back to my community and burn some calories before the turkey feast begins!

We hope to see you and your family out there on Thanksgiving morning… and with any luck, it will also become a family tradition in your home.