Looking for fun, active ways to run off your turkey and dressing over the Thanksgiving holidays?
You’re in luck because Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsville is hosting an ugly sweater fun run, an Alabama/Auburn fun run and scavenger fun run run Friday, Saturday and Sunday during its FitNatic Weekend.
Those who complete all three free runs will receive a $25 gift card at Fleet Fleet, perfect timing for those hunting for Christmas gifts.
There’s also the traditional 21st annual Turkey Trot 5K Run on Thanksgiving morning at the University of Alabama in Huntsville that benefits Crisis Services.
Here’s the schedule:
What: Run, walk or stroll in your favorite Thanksgiving costume; registration $25
When: 5K, Thursday, 8 am, Tiny Trot Run, 9 am
Where: Spragins Hall, UAH campus
Who: Contact Bill Farris at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration info, call 256-716-4052 or csna.org.
Packet Pickup: Wednesday, 10 am-7 pm
Brooks’ Ugly Christmas Sweater Fun Run
What: Wear your prettiest (ugliest) Christmas sweater, run 3 to 5 miles, and enjoy waffles and drinks. The winning male and female will receive special trophies. Bring a canned good to donate to local shelters. It’s all free.
When: Friday, 8 am
Where: Fleet Feet Sports
Who: Contact Chris Welch at Chris@fleetfeethuntsville.com or call 256-650-7063.
Saucony Alabama-Auburn Fun Run
What: Wear your Alabama or Auburn colors for a fun 3 to 5 mile run. The school with the most participants will win a $10 Fleet Feet gift card good that day (Saturday) only. All participants receive an Alabama or Auburn koozie. There will also be a Guess the Score of the Iron Bowl contest for a free pair of shoes (all week at Fleet Feet) and a tailgate party from 3-5 pm with food and drinks. Beer mugs free with a $10 purchase. Saucony reps will be there demoing the Kinvara, Triumph and Guide shoes. Bring a canned good to donate to local shelters.
When: Fun Run, Saturday, 8 am.;Tailgate Party 3-5 pm
Where: Fleet Feet Sports, 2722 Carl T. Jones Drive, Suite B2
Who: Contact Chris Welch at Chris@fleetfeethuntsville.com or call 256-650-7063
Scavenger Hunt Fun Run
What: Runners will start from the store and answer trivia and clubs along the 3-to 5-mile course, then come back and complete the trivia questionnaire. The highest scores win prizes courtesy of New Balance, which will be demoing the New Balance 860V5 shoe. There will also be hot chocolate and cookie cake to munch on. Bring in a canned good to donate to local shelters.
When: Sunday, 2 pm
Where: Fleet Feet Sports