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Run Before You Gobble

Seasons aren't just about weather. Around here, we've got snowbird season and festival season. We've even got 5K season, which, luckily for our waistlines, happens to coincide with the holiday season. There has been at least one 5K every weekend for the past two months, and Thanksgiving week will be no different. In fact, the second-annual Turkey Trot and Paddle will let you walk, run, or paddle off that stuffing and pumpkin pie before you even put it in your mouth. The race will be held along Fort Lauderdale beach. Walkers and runners will enjoy the sights along A1A, and those who choose to paddle will do so in the Atlantic Ocean along the beach. While no one is saying you have to dress up like a turkey or a pilgrim, no one is going to stop you either. (Translation: Please, oh, please, dress up like a turkey.) The race begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $20 to $35. You can register the day of the event between 6 and 7:15 a.m. at check-in, but you are not guaranteed a timing chip or a shirt. Check in at least 30 minutes before race time at 501 Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., just south of Las Olas Boulevard, on the corner of A1A and SE Fifth Street. Visit
Thu., Nov. 22, 7:30 a.m., 2012
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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