5 Fun Ways To Burn Off Those Extra Thanksgiving Calories on the OBX
Turkey Day is fast approaching. With it comes the
In order to rationalize your increased caloric intake during the Thanksgiving holiday, why not try out one or more of these 5 fun ways to burn off those extra calories while you're here on the Outer Banks?
Be proactive! Be guilt-free!
1. Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon
This event happens way before the Thanksgiving holiday, so you'll really be proactive in getting a head start on those pesky extra calories.
The TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon happens on November 6, 7 and 8 (Veterans Day Weekend). It's a wonderful way to cover some spectacular ground here on the OBX. You get to run through one of the most beautiful parts of the East
Run through the village of Kitty Hawk, the historical Kill Devil Hills, (home of the First Flight), through the incredible maritime forest of Nags Head, and finally the equally historic Town of Manteo. Enjoy the scenery along the way!
The Outer Banks Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying race and includes something for everyone of every ability level including the Southern Fried Half Marathon, Southern 6,
Advice 5K Turkey Trot
The 20th running of the Advice 5K Turkey Trot happens on Thanksgiving morning, November 26 at
As its tradition, each of the first place finishers in each of the categories receives the infamous pumpkin pie award (yes, it's actually a pumpkin pie). How appropriate!
Continue on with the celebration at the post-race party hosted at Duck Pizza. Then head on to your Thanksgiving celebration.
3. Outer Banks Running Club Gobbler 5K & Fun Run
The Outer Banks Running Club invites you to start off your Thanksgiving morning with a calorie deficit by traversing a family-friendly 5k course through the Village of Nags Head while enjoying views of the Roanoke Sound.
Things you need to know: baby strollers, wagons, jog strollers are allowed. We’re sorry but bikes, scooters, skateboards, motorized vehicles, "wheelie shoes”, and dogs are not allowed. The Fun Run starts at approximately
The best part is, other than the whole calorie deficit thing we already mentioned, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, you can easily help community members in need by donating canned goods and non-perishable food items while you're here. They'll be collected and delivered directly to a local OBX food pantry.
DONATE, RUN, EAT, NAP. Ready? Let's do it. Click here to register.
4. OBX Go Far Turkey Trot 5K & One Mile Fun Run
Lace up your sneakers Thanksgiving morning and join in for this out and back course. The start and finish line
Oh, there's also a Largest Flock Award for the largest team or family. Round up your Thanksgiving crew and get them active before you all sit down for that big meal. The 5K starts at
5. Surfin' Turkey 5K & Puppy Drum Fun Run
Here's another place you can start
Bonus: Carolina Brewery provides a fresh microbrew beer for participants! You have to be 21 or over for this part, of course. Hmmm, I'd run for a free beer, wouldn't you?
Interested? Click here.
Surely there is at least one Outer Banks event listed here that you can fit into your Thanksgiving holiday. Like Nike says: Just do it!
Are you registered for any of the OBX Turkey Trots, 5Ks, Fun Runs or Marathons? If so, let us know. Feel the burn & enjoy your Thanksgiving!