I'm excited to race the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot in San Jose, CA on Thursday! It's one of the largest races in Northern America on Thanksgiving Day, and in the first seven years of the races history, they have donated more than $2.2 million to three great local charities meeting the needs of local residents and communities within Silicon Valley.
Here's a picture from last years race:
And here's the race website along with a description of the race:
"In just six short years, the Elite Invitational 5K (formerly sponsored by Seagate and Synaptics) has become one of the two or three fastest, and most competitive, 5K road races in the world. In 2008, twelve men broke 14:00 minutes, by far the most of any 5K in the world. In 2010, the Association of Road Race Statisticians ranked the elite men’s race as the third most competitive 5K in the world, and the fourth most competitive in 2011.
Our pancake-flat and fast four-loop course, deep competition, and athlete-friendly amenities have attracted some of the planet’s most talented distance runners. Numerous Olympians have competed here. They include U.S. marathon standouts Ryan Hall and Blake Russell, middle distance stars Shannon Rowbury and Alan Webb, and talented young U.S. standouts such as Scott Bauhs and Galen Rupp. In addition, numerous international elites—World Championship medalists, national champions, and national team members—have toed the starting line."