For some of us, Thanksgiving exercise extends about as far as stretching for the TV remote or digging deep for the energy required to fetch yet another helping of pumpkin pie.
Not so for participants in Newport’s Arctic Circle Turkey Trot, which returns for its sixth year on Thursday, Nov. 23, to offer the chance to burn off a few of those holiday calories.
Starting and finishing at Rogue Brewery in South Beach, the event features a 10k, a 5k and a Kids Fun Run, offering views of Yaquina Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
The kids’ run will start at 9 am, followed by the 5k and 10k runs at 9:15 am.
Organizers encourage all participants to dress up in costume, with prizes on offer for the best efforts.
Awards will be given for the overall male and female winner for each race as well as the top males and females aged over 40 and over 50
There will be ribbon awards for the top three finishers in a range of age divisions.
Advance registration is available through Wednesday, Nov. 22, priced at $8 for the kids’ run and $30 for 5k or 10k. Registration fees increase to $10 and $35 on the day.
A portion of the proceeds from the run will go toward athletic programs at two local schools — Sam Case and Yaquina View Elementary.
To register, go to www.ardoradventures.com.
Volunteers are also needed for the event. To lend a hand, email at info@ardoradventures.