Community members ready to pull up to the dining room table or family buffet for a Thanksgiving gathering, need not fret those few extra calories. Locally owned workout locations, Fit Republic Oakdale and Get Fit Oakdale will each be hosting inaugural Turkey Trots on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. Both events are open to the public.
Fit Republic Oakdale will charge a $10 registration fee, with proceeds being donated directly to Center for Human Services. The event will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. at the gym at 1275 E. F St., Oakdale. Fit Republic Oakdale participants will proceed to walk/run/jog a 5k (three-mile) course and conclude the event at the east side gym. Preregistration is encouraged by stopping by the gym or messaging for details on their social media pages: Fit Republic Oakdale.
Get Fit Oakdale will also be hosting a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning beginning at 8:15 a.m. The event is scheduled to be hosted at River Avenue Park. In lieu of a registration fee, participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation. Both a one-mile and 5k distance will be offered. Persons interested in participating may call 493-7633 or message through social media: Get Fit Oakdale.