Last Updated on September 29, 2019 by Heather Hart, ACSM EP, CSCS
One of the things I just adore about the dailymile community is the massive amount of support. Complete strangers are there to give you a high five for an awesome accomplishment, a virtual hug after a horrible race. Advice and friendship flourishes over there. But now, it’s time for us to reach OUTSIDE of our community this Thanksgiving, and support others who need our help.
Join us for the Virtual “Feed the Turkey” 5k!
Run, Walk, Bike, or Trot a 5k while benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (they will receive 100% of the donations!!)
Here’s what you do: Visit the website here http://www.dailymile.com/turkey_trot
1) Tweet, Facebook, or blog that you are participating (easy buttons on the site!)
2) Pick a donation amount. $1, $5, or $10. Everything helps! (donations made securely with paypal)
3) On Thanksgiving day, run (walk, bike, trot, skip) a 5k – anywhere! Dailymile will pick a few lucky winners to hand out prizes. Everyone will win a “I earned my turkey!” printable participation certificate. If you want to be competitive, join the official challenge on dailymile
Why Trot? dailymile says: For that warm fuzzy feeling when you donate to charity… oh, and approximately 351 calories in the bank. St. Jude’s helps advance the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children. U.S. News & World Report ranked it the #1 children’s cancer hospital and it’s the only Comprehensive Cancer Center that’s devoted solely to children. We’re also giving away cool stuff!
So go now, what are you waiting for!!!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE spread the word!!
Heather Hart is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), UESCA certified Ultrarunning Coach, RRCA certified Running Coach, co-founder of Hart Strength and Endurance Coaching, and creator of this site, Relentless Forward Commotion. She is a mom of two teen boys, and has been running and racing distances of 5K to 100+ miles for over a decade. Heather has been writing and encouraging others to find a love for fitness and movement since 2009.
Great idea! I just signed on!
Wonderful idea, I’m going to sign on right now..thanks for sharing!
Great Idea! Looking into it now!
I was using Daily MIle for awhile an dhad my daily mile workouts on my blog but it kept saying that my last workout was posted like 2 minutes ago and it would never change…does anyone who uses daily mile know what was going on? I finally just started posting my workouts in a separate link on my blog.
Lesley @ racingitoff.com
Awesome. Thanks for posting this… I was busy being sad that I can’t go to the Dallas turkey trot because it starts so late… ugh… I think I’ll do my own virtual trot!
I love DM
I saw the turkey today but when I clicked it nothing happened so thanks for the heads up. Def getting in on this one 😀
I’ll participate in the turkey trot =) Love your blog… thanks for posting.
You are so right about dailymile. The support there is amazing and I love that they are hosting this challeng. I am SO in!!!