Nothing is better than vegging out on the couch after a huge Thanksgiving feast, watching football through a bleary, tryptophan-induced haze, right?

To help you earn a few more minutes on the couch, Go! Running’s annual Go!bbler Turkey Trot is back after going virtual last year and is now hitting the streets in The Heights on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.

This event has become a tradition for many central Arkansans with great costumes, photos with Santa, giveaways, Tom’s Tiny Trot for the kids and more family fun along your choice of 3-, 4- or 6.5- mile courses. 

The best part? This community event always brings in tons of donations for the Arkansas Foodbank, and this year is no different. The race entry fee is canned goods, non-perishable food items or money donations, but you can also donate items Nov. 19-24 at various dropoff locations around town.

"We feel the Go!bbler Turkey Trot is important, both for Arkansas Foodbank and the local community, to come together in a healthy environment giving thanks in a way that only runners and walkers can," says Gary Taylor, Go! Running owner. "So, after a 'virtual run' last year that meant forgoing us meeting in person, we had to come back and do it again this year.

"We're hoping 2021 will be our biggest year ever. Last year's 'virtual' trot still raised over 12,000 meals with four collection locations, but no event. This year our run partners have really stepped up and we have 14 locations around town, and food collection at the run! We hope active families will come out together to enjoy exercising and giving before the holiday."

It all kicks off with the Tiny Trot at 7:50 a.m. For more information on the event and Foodbank donations, head to Go! Running's website and follow the fun on Facebook and Instagram.

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