There aren’t any floats, but there are plenty of costumes, pageantry and festive holiday spirit. And anyone — walkers and runners alike — can participate in the four-mile winding procession from Saint Francis University through historic Lindenwood Cemetery.
I ran this last year for the first time, eager for the opportunity to start our national day of feasting with a chance to burn off 400 calories or so. But it was so much fun, with a band playing and a live turkey on the premises and such a great crowd, I think I’d want to go even if I weren’t a runner. It sure beats the heck out of watching some other city’s celebration on TV.
Ben ran with me this year, though my sister Traci had to bail out due to a shift in her hosting schedule.
I’m posting a couple of pictures Bob took this morning. Check back Monday, my usual day for running posts, for more photos and a report on how the race went from a runner’s perspective.