Two of the races we promote each year are coming up this month.

Turkey Trot logoThe first is the 40th Annual Turkey Trot, Delaware’s second oldest running event. On Saturday, November 23, there will be two races. The 10K begins at 9 a.m.; the 5K starts at 10:15. Come out to Handloff Park off Barksdale Road and celebrate by running one or both races. Details and registration.

XC iconOn the final day this month, the 29th Annual Delaware Open XC Championships will be held at the always-challenging Brandywine Creek State Park 5K course, north of Wilmington. Prepare for a grueling, but satisfying trip around the park. There are five races—two for the youngsters (12-and-under girls and boys), one for women (open and masters women run together but are scored separately), one for masters men (40 and older), and one for open men. Details and registration.

Historically, Creek Road Runners have supported these races and have scored very well. Great bookends for your turkey dinner.