Work off some of the roast turkey and pumpkin pie you’ll eat this Thanksgiving with a 5-kilometer remote Turkey Trot via the Track Runner app and your Lumia.
Here in the U.S., Thanksgiving traditions include stuffing ourselves silly with turkey and all the trimmings, watching football on TV, and catching up with family and friends.
There’s one more tradition gaining ground: the annual turkey trot. Held on or around Thanksgiving Day, turkey trots are local footraces usually held by community organizations and running clubs. The races range in distance from five kilometers (3.1 miles) to a half-marathon (13.1) miles.
App Cauldron, the good folks behind the free Track Runner app for Windows Phone 8.1 (we featured developer Sarah Fegert here) will hold a Remote Turkey Trot this Saturday. You can join no matter where you are in the world, whether it’s in the U.S., India, the U.K., or elsewhere.
“There’s nothing like a little friendly competition amongst Track Runners to keep us all moving, so we organized the first Remote Turkey Trot 5K race,” said Sarah in a blog post about the race.
Who will be the fastest?
The race time varies depending on your location. Here are a few of the designated race times: PST, 11 a.m., EST, 2 p.m.; GMT, 7 p.m.; CET, 8 p.m. Check the race Facebook page for more times.
At your designated time on Saturday, go to your favorite five-kilometer trail or running route, set Track Runner to track your run, and fly like the wind! After you’re finished, share your run’s live-tracking link using the hashtag #TrackRunnerApp on Twitter and the race’s Facebook page.
“Let the world watch in awe as you break your–and hopefully anybody else’s–record,” Sarah added.
Will you participate? Let us know! I may do it, though after Thanksgiving, my run will be more of a waddle than a sprint.