Forget the Turkey Trot, Try a Turkey Throwdown

From: Morning Chalk Up

The story.

For the last six years at Excel Health and Fitness in Manteca, CA they’ve skipped the local Turkey Trot. Instead, they host a Turkey Throwdown.

What the heck is that?

Simple. It’s an in-house competition made up of teams of three, with at least one female on each team. Costumes are recommended, which helps with the standards listed for both RX and Scaled division, “Must be willing to have fun.”

Sounds like anyone can do THAT.

Precisely! There’s no entrance fee, just one frozen turkey per person to be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. The goal Excel Health and Fitness set this year was 100 turkeys.

The Excel community was able to provide 265 frozen turkeys to the foodbank this year.

Their goal next year? 

300 turkeys! But one thing that won’t change? The standards. Must be willing to have fun. Must be willing to give back to your community.

Those are good goals any time of year.


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