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New Smyrna Beach Turkey Day 5K: A Family Must-Do

Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 2:10PM

New Smyrna Beach Turkey Day 5K: A Family Must-Do

With every Thanksgiving comes the chance to begin a new tradition. This year, why not make it a family 5K on the beach?

The New Smyrna Beach Turkey Day 5K is a uniquely Floridian way to celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy some precious time with your loved ones. See why we’re excited about it in the blog below!

It’ll wake you up

If you have trouble wrangling the family out of bed before noon on Thanksgiving, you’re not alone! While the day is often associated with eating well and sleeping in, the Turkey Day 5K gives you the chance to start some family fun even before dinner’s in the oven!

The best part is that everyone gets to “wake up” at their own pace. Run along the shoreline, enjoy a brisk jog, or walk it out—either way, it’s sure to be a great time.

You can ease into future runs

We’re officially in fall’s “Marathon Season,” the time of year known for its big races. If you’ve never completed a marathon before, but perhaps want to ease into the sport of running in time to compete in one, this Turkey Day 5k might be just what you need! At 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles, this event is a great starting point for runners of all skill levels. Plus, running on the beach gives you an endurance edge that can’t be found just anywhere.

You can’t help but feel thankful

Running on the beach, Thanksgiving morning, in mild 60 to 70-degree weather, is a uniquely Floridian experience. It would be impossible for you to not feel grateful while enjoying those balmy temperatures and beautiful scenery next to the ones you love.

Nothing brings you together better

Looking for some good-old-fashioned family bonding? Nothing brings you together quite like a good 5K! You can build each other up, cheer each other on, and embrace the Turkey Day triumph as a team.

Race day registration starts 7 am, Thanksgiving Day, at the Flagler Ave Beach Approach. Visit for more information.

We hope you and your family enjoy a brisk start to your holiday with this fun 5K! And have a very happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours.

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