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Trot Your Way into Another Slice of Pie
Can you believe that Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner? On a day that is built on a family tradition, what is the most memorable Thanksgiving tradition your family celebrates? For many, it’s the golden-brown turkey and stuffing, the delicious pumpkin pie, the best day for football, or simply spending time with your family and friends. At The Forest, we started a new tradition seven years ago to create an event that unites the members, residents, and their guests. Our SWFL country club is more than our pristine golf courses. Our mission is to develop a strong and welcoming community for you to be a part of, on or off the courses. By joining our Turkey Trot, you can get a jump-start on this eventful day by walking, trotting, or running with your family and friends, not to mention being able to burn more calories for that second or third helping you always debate on getting.
Can you believe that Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner? On a day that is built on a family tradition, what is the most memorable Thanksgiving tradition your family celebrates? For many, it’s the golden-brown turkey and stuffing, the delicious pumpkin pie, the best day for football, or simply spending time with your family and friends. At The Forest, we started a new tradition seven years ago to create an event that unites the members, residents, and their guests. Our SWFL country club is more than our pristine golf courses. Our mission is to develop a strong and welcoming community for you to be a part of, on or off the courses. By joining our Turkey Trot, you can get a jump-start on this eventful day by walking, trotting, or running with your family and friends, not to mention being able to burn more calories for that second or third helping you always debate on getting.  

In the Beginning…  


We may commonly assume that the first footrace in America would have been the Boston Marathon in 1897, but was actually the Buffalo Turkey Trot in New York in 1896. Now, 14,000 participants often wear Thanksgiving-themed costumes as they run a five-mile course. We offer The Forest Country Club’s 40th Anniversary Themed commemorative t-shirts for this years run. For many, the race is just being alongside the people that mean the most to you for the holidays.

Go the Distance  

Did you know that there are Turkey Triathlons, one of which being in California called the Turkey Tri & Pumpkin Pie? It features a ½ mile swim, 14-mile bike, and 4.5-mile run.

Turkey Triathlons are the ultimate way to give you a calorie deficit before heading to the Thanksgiving table. For those of you who are just starting footraces or this Thanksgiving tradition, we hold our annual Turkey Trot with three options: the one-mile walk, the 2.5 mile, or 3.65-mile routes. Our members never shy away from a pleasant walk here in our beautiful Southwest Florida country club.  

Create a New Tradition  

With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving Day, it may be hard to enjoy some of the moments and traditions you have built over the generations. Our Turkey Trot is a great way to reconnect with visiting family as any of the three routes give you enough time to chat and laugh with your family and friends. Also, an average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day, including sneaking a few bites of stuffing or maybe grabbing a homemade roll before anyone sees. If you run for thirty minutes, you burn 300 hundred calories plus reduce your stress levels because exercise is nature’s mood enhancer and stress relief. If running isn’t your thing, a round of golf can burn those calories too! For every 30 minutes of golf, you burn between 100 and 300 calories!  

Our Turkey Trot isn’t just for members, it’s open to your families too, and a tired kid is a well-behaved kid. Go ahead and wake them up and then come to our Turkey Trot and tire them out to give you the chance to set the table this year. Not to mention, when you build this family tradition with us, you create lasting memories. You can look back at the progression over the years of each Forest Turkey Trot and wear matching outfits, how often does that happen?

This is the year to create a new family tradition on Thanksgiving Day! Get your heart racing and those calories burning, so all you have to do the rest of the day is eat, relax, and be happy in The Forest.