Turkey Trot – Cedar Falls

The Cedar River Runners Club puts on a nice little Turkey Trot fun run. I had the chance to run it this past Sunday and discovered what I have been missing. The entry is a measly $3. It’s a fun run, not timed and no one is sure on the distance. I’m guessing around 3.5 miles.

The course is amazing, especially if you like trails. You start at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls. The course runs through the nature reserve with trails, steps, some paved paths, open grass and passed a few lakes. There are even a couple sandy spots which wakes the calf muscles up in a hurry. I quickly got out of breath and had burning lungs for most of the race. The post race was low key but had apple cider and cookies. I was one of the lucky door prize winners and scored a shirt, although I had my pick of gift cards, running gear and other donations.

Will definitely do this one again. And hopefully, I can make it back up to run the trails.