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Runners Flock to Sign Up For Turkey Trots at www.active.com

LA JOLLA, Calif. - October 29, 2003 - A Thanksgiving tradition for hundreds of communities, Turkey Trot time is here again. Throughout the month of November, Active.com (www.active.com) offers one of the best Web sources for Turkey Trots across the country. At www.active.com/turkey, participants can beat the flocks and register for the Turkey Trot of their choice.

Active.com has joined with event directors nationwide to provide information and online registration for more than 150 Turkey Trots across 30+ states. The Turkey Trots range from 5K walks and 10K races to half marathons and marathons. Whether it's the "Gobbler Grind" or the "Turkey Strut," these events are giving people a chance to join friends and family for an active and healthy holiday.

Many events raise money for causes or charities and are providing participants an opportunity to donate online at the time they register by using Active.com's ActiveGiving service. The service enables event directors to set up a donation Web page right off their online registration forms at www.ActiveGiving.com or customize their registration forms, asking participants whether they want to include a contribution.

To check out the list of events, visit Active.com's Turkey Trot Web page at www.active.com/turkey.

Here's a sample:

  • The Marsh Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Saturday, November 8 (Minnetonka, MN)

  • 2nd Annual Panicking Poultry 5K Run/Walk (for MS) Sunday, November 16 (Boulder, CO)

  • 16th Annual Davis Turkey Trot Saturday, November 22 (Davis, CA)

  • Gobbler Grind Marathon & 1/2 Marathon & 5K Sunday, November 23 (Overland Park, KS)

  • 94th Annual Thanksgiving Day Race Thursday, November 27 (Cincinnati, OH)

  • 26th Annual Pequot Runners Thanksgiving Day 5 Mile Race Thursday, November 27 (Southport, CT)

  • 25th Madison Jaycees Turkey Trot Thursday, November 27 (Madison, CT)

  • 24th Annual City of Torrance Turkey Trot Thursday, November 27 (Torrance, CA)

  • 6th Annual Naperville Noon Lions' Turkey Trot Thursday, November 27 (Naperville, IL)

  • Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot Thursday, November 27 (Fort Worth)

For more information, visit www.active.com/turkey or call (888) 543-7223.

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