Monday, December 2, 2013

Framingham Turkey Trot 5K Recap

Approaching mile 1 (I'm in the blue shirt)
No Thanksgiving can be complete without a nice morning run, and there's no better way to get a run in than with a turkey trot.

This year I ran my third consecutive Framingham Turkey Trot (officially called the Turkey Classic Road Race). It's a 5K race that begins and ends in the center of town, and consists of a nice loop through some neighborhoods with a mix of flat and rolling hills. Overall it's a really fast course, which is a big benefit, as there's nothing like running fast before a Thanksgiving meal!

This year's race had just under 1,000 finishers and always gets some fast runners out of the house before a big meal. As always, the roads were well blocked off and race officials make sure the race starts on time so everyone can keep to their holiday plans.