SPOT ON Thanksgiving Day Training at Running Spot

And You—Yes, You—Can Do This!

Training with people is one of the most powerful ways to love running and walking. If you're looking for fun and energizing training programs to prepare for the race, the Running Spot offers programs targeting different levels of experience and interest – runners, walkers and runners/walkers!

The programs begin on September 28th and include all planning, guidance and motivation from a large coaching team. You will receive a technical running top along with a pair of technical socks, a 10% discount on all in-store purchases, and even social events and other exciting activities. Hello, healthy!

I bet you have heard the saying, "If you enjoy what you do, you will never work a day in your life." Same thing goes for exercise! The Running Spot training programs make it easyyyyy!

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Unlike that horrible high school history, the Thanksgiving Day Race history is outrageously fun. We highly recommend that your training program include some reading!

From the event's first step in 1908 with a few men in skippy shorts, to the misstep in 1924 when the whole race came to a complete halt for a passing streetcar, to the first women's step in 1970, to an Olympic step—four runners became Olympians, to a heroic step when a 16 year old saved a man's life at mile 5.

There are over 100 fast stories compiled by our race historian and turkey day runner himself, Jim Pleshinger.

Step Here & Step Right Into History

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