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Gilbert Turkey Trot! Be There This Year


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It’s November and that means our thoughts turn to the annual Gilbert Turkey Trot in Arizona. Continue reading for more information about this exciting event!

Turkey Trot at San Tan Village: An Overview

Since 2011, the Gilbert Turkey Trot has raised more than $250,000 which has been used to make a difference in the lives of children in our community. Runners, from Arizona, and from out of state, gather each November to enjoy the spirit of community found here in Gilbert. Plan on heading over to San Tan Village on the 21st to check in and pick up your packet, and return bright and early on the 22nd to race. Sign up for either the Gilbert Turkey Trot 1-Mile Fun Run or 5K before November 11th and save five bucks on the cost of registration.

Tips for Training for a Turkey Trot

Running in a turkey trot may be for a good cause, but don’t forget to take sensible precautions before the race so you won’t regret taking part. Plan ahead and do some training before the big day. Here are some basic things to remember:

1. Train before the day of the race.
Even if you’re just now deciding to take part in the turkey trot, doing some training between now and then will be beneficial. Be sure you wear proper shoes and follow a healthy training plan.

2. Get a good night’s sleep.
During the time of your training, be sure to maximize your rest. Sleep deprivation has a negative impact on training.

3. Dress for success.
A good rule of thumb for runners is to dress for the race as if it’s 10 degrees warmer than the thermometer actually reads. In other words, dress for how you’ll be feeling mid-run, rather than before you start.

4. Remember to pace yourself.
Pick up the pace for a shorter run and slow down for a longer run. As they say, slow and steady wins the race (or perhaps helps you beat your personal best).

5. Be sure to have fun.
The turkey trot is for a great cause — enjoy it!

Will you join residents of our Liv Northgate apartment community in participating in the Turkey Trot? Remember that 100% of all proceeds benefit a local non-profit organization that is devoted to making a difference in the lives of children. Stay tuned to our blog to get the scoop on more Thanksgiving-related content.

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