Big Bear Lake Turkey Trot

We all need balance in our lives. So when it comes to Thanksgiving, what better way to balance all that food, TV, and movies than with some exercise? After all, a big feat is best when you’ve worked up an appetite!

Like in many communities across the country, Big Bear Lake happily hosts a Turkey Trot each Thanksgiving. The race kicks off at 9 a.m. and comes in three varieties—3 miles, 6 miles, and 9 miles. Winners will earn their own turkey to enjoy that evening! The atmosphere is festive, so if cooler temperatures are dissuading you, then why not come in a turkey, pilgrim, or bear costume? It’s all about fun—that’s why the event also features a pie-eating contest! (Maybe we were being misleading with that whole “balance” thing.)

Information

The race is held on Thanksgiving Day each year—this year, that’s the 24th. It begins at Meadow Park—to get there, follow Big Bear Boulevard through the city toward Knight Avenue or Mountainaire Lane, and head north on one of those two streets; you’ll find Meadow Park abutting Big Bear Lake. You can find parking just west of the baseball field. The course itself includes gentle hills, rolling its way through the lovely Eagle Point neighborhood.

Register online at www.bigbearturkeytrot.com; pick up your registration packet the day before at Big Bear Cabins.

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