Data from Athlinks and Running USA indicate that more people race on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. No doubt many runners want to burn as many calories as they can in order to leave room for that second helping of pumpkin pie later in the day. Coming in a distant second in race popularity around the U.S. is the Fourth of July, followed by New Year's, then Mother's Day.
Some interesting Turkey Trot numbers from 2012
Number of Turkey Trot races: 630
Runners who competed in a Turkey Trot: 777,140
Percent of Turkey Trot finishers who were Female: 54%
Most popular Turkey Trot distance: 5K
State with the largest number of Turkey Trotters: California (2nd place, Ohio)
Estimated number of calories burned per runner: 438
Average number of calories consumed per person at Thanksgiving dinner: 3,000
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And who knows, maybe it will turn out to be your Best Race!