Run the good race with hol­i­day cheer

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FIT FRIDAY -

Peo­ple can get in the hol­i­day spirit and get fit while do­ing so through area run­ning events. Here’s a list of up­com­ing races with Thanks­giv­ing and Christ­mas themes.

TURKEY TROT IN DREXEL HILL

When: Satur­day at 8:30 a.m. Where: St. Ber­nadette Church & School, 1015 Turner Ave.

More De­tails: The annual St. Ber­nadette Turkey Trot will in­clude a 5K run and 1-mile fun walk. There will also be a 100-yard Dumpling Dash for run­ners un­der 10 years old. The cost is $30 for the 5K, $60 for a fam­ily of up to six walk­ers, and $10 for the dash run. Race day reg­is­tra­tion be­gins 7:30 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit run­signup.com/Race/PA/Drex­elHill/StBer­nadet­teTurkeyTrot.

BURN OFF THE BIRD IN PHOENIXVILLE

When: Satur­day at 9 a.m. Where: Franklin Com­mons, 400 Franklin Ave.

More De­tails: The Phoenixville Jaycees are or­ga­niz­ing the 5K race and 1-mile fun walk. Reg­is­tra­tions opens at 7:30 a.m. and the cost is $30. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit phoenixville­jaycees.org/burn-off-the-bird5k.

VIK­ING 5K IN WEST CH­ESTER

When: Satur­day at 9 a.m. Where: West Ch­ester East High School, 450 El­lis Lane

More De­tails: The cost to reg­is­ter for this post-Thanks­giv­ing re­cov­ery race is $30. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter on­line, visit run­signup.com/Race/PA/WestCh­ester/Vik­ing5kWCE.

TOUGH TURKEY IN SINK­ING SPRING

When: Sun­day at 9:30 a.m. Where: Wil­son South­ern Mid­dle School, 3100 Iro­quois Ave.

More De­tails: The Wil­son Wrestling Booster Club is or­ga­niz­ing the event which in­cludes a 5K race and 1-mile fun run. The cost to reg­is­ter is $30 and same-day reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 8:30 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bit.ly/2fYOdzb or call 484256-1881.

JIN­GLE ELF FUN IN WEST CH­ESTER

When: Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Ch­ester County Run­ning Store, 24 S. High St.

More De­tails: Peo­ple are in­vited to run or walk be­fore the Old-Fash­ioned Christ­mas Pa­rade in West Ch­ester. There will prizes for those dressed in the best out­fits. The event will in­clude a 2-mile run, fun runs for kids and a 1-mile walk. The cost to reg­is­ter is $22 and same –day reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 5:30 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bit. ly/2fZ3mAL or call 610-696-0115.

ELVES FOR THE SHELVES IN WAYNE

When: Dec. 3 at 8 a.m. Where: 150 Louella Ave. More De­tails: The annual run sup­ports the Ran­dor Me­mo­rial Li­brary. The cost is $30 for the 5K and $15 for the 1-mile fun run. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bit.ly/1JyMK8p.

FUNKY SANTA 5K IN POTTSTOWN

When: Dec. 4 at 9:15 a.m. Where: Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege, 101 Col­lege Drive

More De­tails: The event will in­clude a 5K, 5K re­lay and fun run. Awards will be given to best hol­i­day cos­tumes. The cost is $20 per in­di­vid­ual and $50 per team. Same day reg­is­tra­tion is from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bit.ly/2fno­jHg or call 610-413-8772.

CHRIST­MAS IN BIRDSBORO

When: Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Where: Birdsboro Com­mu­nity Me­mo­rial Cen­ter, 201 E. Main St.

More De­tails: The even­ing 5K will have par­tic­i­pants run­ning through the town with Hol­i­day lights and dec­o­ra­tions as scenery. Reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 5 p.m. and the cost is $30. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bit. ly/2fO1Jbn or call 610-858-1569.

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