Festive Workouts This Holiday Season

11.09.2015 / Blog Posts Community

In the rush of the holiday season, working out often gets knocked down on the priority list. You get distracted with shopping, cooking, traveling, and family. Between all the errands, working out just doesn’t seem festive.

But the holiday season can make everything fun – even that workout you may be dreading. Throughout the months of November and December, holiday-themed races and fun runs are taking place across the country. Running a 5K in your favorite ugly sweater? Now that’s holiday spirit (and great exercise!).

Don’t let that delicious turkey and stuffing slow you down. Get a group of friends and family to sign up for a race. You can train together, and make it a fun group outing. You’ll get the holiday cheer you love while burning off those extra calories.

Here are a few races and fun runs going on in the greater D.C. area. Find the option that’s right for you, as there are different race lengths to accommodate all levels of experience. Bonus point: many of them are for great causes!


Cranberry Crawl 5K/10K  - Nov. 21

Washington, D.C.

Fort Meade Turkey Trot 5K/1 Mile Walk - Nov. 21

Fort Meade

Gingerbread Man Mile - Nov. 24

Reston, VA

*This one's for kids!

Turkey Chase - Nov. 26

Bethesda, MD

Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger - Nov. 26

Washington, D.C.

Alexandria Turkey Trot - Nov. 26

Alexandria, VA

Turkey Burnoff - Nov. 28

Gaithersburg, MD

Jingle All the Way 5K - Dec. 6

Washington, D.C.

Run With Santa 5K - Dec. 6

Reston, VA

The Ugly Sweater Run - Dec. 12

National Harbor

Reindeer 5K Run/1 Mile Walk - Dec. 19

Fort Meade


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