2014 Thanksgiving 10k Day Race Training Program Begins Saturday,
Sept. 6 at 8 a.m. at the O’Bryonville Running Spot

Thanksgiving Race Training Info Sessions

Tuesday, August 26 & Wednesday, September 3

O’Bryonville Running Spot at 7:30 pm

Would you like to participate in one of the oldest running and walking events in the country? You can! 2014 marks the 105th running of our local Turkey Day event.  As far as our research tells us, this is the 6th oldest race in the country. Our training program is open to runners, run-walkers and walkers of all levels who wish to train in a fun and unique team-like environment. This program meets twice weekly – Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. – leading up to the Thanksgiving Day Race on Thursday, Nov. 27.

Our primary meeting locations include the Running Spot in O’Bryonville and Newport-On-The-Levee, along with Lunken Airport, Summit Country Day School and St. Cecilia Church in Oakley.

We offer various levels of training ranging from walking, run-walking, running and racing. The program is open to novice and experienced runners/walkers alike. You will be grouped with others of similar talents and abilities and led by a group of coaches who will assist you along the way.

You will receive a month-by-month training schedule leading you up to the race date. If you are unable to make a workout, the schedule helps you keep pace with the group. Workouts will involve a blend of speed-training and distance-training designed to get you ready for the 6.2-mile race course. Whether or not you are taking part in the race, you are still welcome to train with us.

It’s not all work! We make sure to add some fun social activities throughout the training period as well!

Cost is $80 and you can register online at

Program Perks – Each participant will receive a Running Spot technical race shirt, a pair of technical running socks, and a FREE ENTRY into a local race of our choice.

ENTRY into the Thanksgiving Day Race is NOT INCLUDED.

Any additional questions should be addressed to: Bob Roncker via email at bobroncker@runningspot.com Or contact any of our Running Spot locations at: