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Salt Lake City Thanksgiving Events


There's nothing like getting out in the cold, fresh air to help you work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner. Here's a list of Thanksgiving Day 2013 events to help get your blood moving before your holiday feast.

Feast With the Beasts at Hogle Zoo

Hogle Zoo

Visit the zoo while the turkey is in the oven and watch keepers give the animals, turkey shaped piñatas, pumpkins and other Thanksgiving treats to stomp, roll, drop & chomp. Make free craft at the Fresh Market booths and don't miss the Giant Pumpkin Stomp at 10:30!

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
2600 East Sunnyside Ave.

Adults: $9.75
Seniors (65 and older): $7.75
Children (3 to 12): $7.75
Children 2 and younger: Free

Utah Human Race for the Utah Food Bank

Utah Food Bank

Enjoying Thanksgiving Day doesn’t mean gaining a few extra pounds. So come burn a few calories and create lasting memories at the 8th Annual Utah Human Race, benefiting Utah Food Bank.

Register early; no day-of-race registration.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, 10K starts 7:30 a.m., 5K starts 8 a.m.
Participants must arrive 30 to 45 minutes before the race starts.

Draper Spectrum, formerly VF Factory Outlets
12101 Factory Outlet Dr.

Turkey Trots Throughout the Valley

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Thanksgiving Day "Turkey Trot" races and fun runs throughout the valley give us all a chance to burn some calories before the big feast. Turkey Trots in the Salt Lake Valley include the Millcreek Cold Turkey Run, the City Creek Cold Turkey Run, and the Cottonwood Heights Thanksgiving Day 5K.

Utah Ski Resorts

Richard Cheski

Why not spend the day skiing before sitting down to Thanksgiving Dinner? If Mother Nature cooperates, most Utah ski resorts will be open Thanksgiving Day. Some offer dining options as well. Check the resort website for offers.

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