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Thanksgiving Trail Run in Tryon

Thanksgiving… a day when overeating is on almost everyone’s menu. Fortunately, runners are smart. No, we will probably still overeat, but we will at least get some exercise beforehand so we feel better about ourselves. For those runners not wanting to spend a chunk of change on one of the numerous turkey trots around the region, come join us for a Lizard tradition on Thanksgiving – a run through the trails of Tryon Creek State Park.

The plan: Meet at the Tryon Creek Nature Center (link to Google map) at 8:30am on Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov 26, 2015). You can study the trail map if you like, but the nice thing about Tryon is that you are usually always within a mile or so of being able to loop back to the main parking area by the Nature Center.

We usually have a good sized group show up, so people tend to sort out into sub-groups based upon how fast or far they feel like running. If you checked out the trail map, you can see that there are a lot of looping options – so it’s possible to do anything from 5 to 15 miles, although with the hills you go up and down on these trails, my guess is that many folks will aim for 8-10 miles.

And depending on if you need to run off to finish cooking or prepping for mid-day dinner plans, there is typically a group that stops to grab some coffee or food after the run. So if you need a 10am snack, there will likely be some folks heading to either a nearby Starbucks or Einstein Bagels in Lake Oswego.

Looking forward to this Thanksgiving tradition. Come join us!

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