Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I’m pretty sure my love for this day can be attributed to my mother, who prepared a perfect Thomas Kinkade holiday for us every year when I was growing up. Family, football, board games, and a perfect golden turkey on the Martha Stewart-inspired tablescape. The creamy casseroles and potatoes were worth every one of the 364 days we waited to enjoy them.
However, the most important of Thanksgiving traditions in our home was to be grateful for our life, our family, and our provision. It was a time to look at our lives through the lens of gratitude, and consider how we could be a blessing to others. Something we should consider every day of the year, certainly.
This Thanksgiving, before you and your loved ones plant yourselves on the sofa to watch football (and before you consume so much food that you have to change into your elastic-waisted pants), consider registering for the 4th Annual North Texas Turkey Trot in Frisco Square. This family-friendly run/walk event is sponsored by Forest Park Medical Center and benefits the Miracle League of Frisco (MLF).
You don’t have to be a marathoner to participate. There is something for everyone: a 10K trot, 5K trot, and the Miracle Mile for kids. Event details and registration information are available here.
Not ready to “trot” this year? Volunteer for packet pick-up, registration, hydration stations, or the post-Race party (among other jobs). Signing up for a position is easy via the new online registration portal.
Rumor has it that on event day you might see a few turkey costumes and Santa costumes among the sea of race t-shirts. If only I had access to a turkey costume, I would make my husband wear it as he strides through the 10K course.
Thanksgiving traditions are special. Consider adding the North Texas Turkey Trot to your family’s customs. Not only will you impact others’ lives, but you will impact your own heart as well.
So, set your DVR to record the Macy’s Parade, and join the thousands of North Texans who are putting others first this Thanksgiving Day. Run first; Eat later!
Follow the Trot @ and on Facebook for reminders, training tips and up-to-date event info. Explore their site to learn more about the Athletes whom Miracle League serves, and the local impact of this passionate organization.
And don’t worry… the annual Thanksgiving Day Dallas Cowboys game isn’t until 3:30pm, so you’re good. 😉