**NOTE: This was written in 2015 so the links may not be current any longer**
Ah, Turkey Day – the day most of us think about mostly about the delicious meal we’ll enjoy with family and friends… Yet there’s so much more to do on Thanksgiving! Especially living in Denver where we love to be active and out and about in our beautiful state. So, whether you’re looking for a little flag football, softball or a good solid 5k run to start your day out right we’ve got just the thing for you. Here’s what’s happening around the Metro area (and one in Canon City):
Golden Turkey Bowl – 11/14 – $195 for the full team, guaranteed 3 games. This one is a coed softball tournament where the bases are run backwards for a little added interest. Hurry! Spaces are filling up fast! (Scroll down on the page to find the Turkey Bowl.)
Foothills Parks & Rec Turkey Bowl in Denver on Friday 11/27 & Saturday 11/28 – They’ll be collecting toys for the Action Center that benefits Jefferson County. While this is technically not on Thanksgiving it still fits the bill.
Canon City Turkey Bowl – 11/21 – $50 to enter, guaranteed 3 games – flag football anyone? They have divisions for the whole family – looks like fun!
If you’re looking for a big race to balance out the big meal on Thanksgiving Day look no further than the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot in Wash Park at 8:00am – this is the big daddy of the races with thousands of participants.
For a smaller but definitely fun race check out the Gobble Wobble at Clement Park in Littleton. Proceeds this year will benefit Flight for Life Colorado. The race begins at 8:30am so get your turkey gear on and join the fun.
In Broomfield you can run in the Anthem Turkey Day 5k. This year’s charity partner is Veterans Helping Veterans Now. The Kids Fun Run starts at 8:45 and the adults begin their 5k at 9am. There’s even a pie eating contest after the race! (You know, to give you a head start on dinner…)
The Turkey Chase 5k Family Fun Run in Arvada benefits the Denver Rescue Mission. Registration begins at 8 and the race starts at 9am.
The Turkey Rock Trot in Castle Rock kicks off the fun at 8am with free products and kids activities at the Turkey Rock Trot Expo and the first wave sets off running at 9:30am. Lots of fun and free stuff for the family and all the proceeds benefit Douglas/Elbert Task Force.
Highlands Ranch will host their Turkey Day 5k with the race beginning at 9am. This race welcomes strollers and dogs for a fun family event. Proceeds benefit the Colorado National Guard Foundation.
Stapleton is hosting a Harvesting Hope 5k run/walk that starts at 10:15am at Central Park. This race supports Prader-Willi Research.