Tri-Valley Turkey Burn to promote exercise before the feast

Free Thanksgiving day run to be held at Ken Mercer park

The first-ever Tri-Valley Turkey Burn free run is intended to be a family friendly event to get families exercising together before the Thanksgiving Day feast. The event on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 26, will feature 5K and 10K running paths.

"Thanksgiving Day is the Number One day in the USA for organized walking and running events," said founder W. Ron Sutton, whose non-profit ACCUSPLIT Make A Difference Program is sponsoring the event. "In the past, Tri-Valley residents have had to travel to either Walnut Creek or San Jose to participate in such an event. Now we will have a local option."

The event is free, and participants are encourage to bring canned food items for local food pantries or monetary donations for local youth development programs run through Tri-Valley rotary clubs.

Registration is encouraged. To register, visit To volunteer, contact route coordinator Kevin Greenlee at either or 925-381-7315.

The event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 26 at the Ken Mercer Sports and Recreation Community Park, 5800 Parkside Drive in Pleasanton.

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