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ACTIVE Network and Its Products and Services in the News Calls to Flocks of Runners This Thanksgiving

LA JOLLA, Calif. – November 13, 2000 – This month, runners everywhere will be able to celebrate the holiday and justify the mega calories they will consume on Thanksgiving Day by running in a Turkey Trot. has joined up with event directors nationwide to provide online registration for more than 110 Turkey Trots across 33 states. These events range from 5K runs to tennis and soccer tournaments and most of them are in the name of a good cause.

Within minutes, participants can beat the flocks and register at for the Turkey Trot of their choice. Whether it’s the “Gobbler’s Gallop" or the “Turkey Strut," these events are giving people a chance to join friends and family for an active and healthy holiday.

Tom the Turkey is one bird that is excited about the Turkey Trot road races this November. “I usually despise Thanksgiving," said the 11-lb bird. “But this Thanksgiving you can count on seeing me in my sneakers running in a local Turkey Trot." Tom said anything to keep him off the platters and away from Fred the Farmer this Thanksgiving is good enough reason for him to run.

A list of events can be found at’s Turkey Trot web page:

Here’s a sample of upcoming events:

  • 19th Annual Turkey Trot, San Francisco, CA Nov 18
  • Fall Turkey (Soccer) Classic, Jekyll Island, GA Nov 18
  • CU Turkey Trot 5K, Boulder, CO Nov 23
  • 5 Mile Turkey Trot, Congers, NY Nov 23
  • Ocean Spray Dana Point Turkey Trot, Dana Point, CA Nov 23

For more information, visit or call (888) 309-1322.

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