Run the good race with holiday cheer
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.