Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving today which, for many, means lots of food and family time.
There were also a number of large races across North America that attracted Canadian runners on Thanksgiving weekend. For those in western Canada, the Victoria Marathon and BMO Okanagan Marathon were held on Sunday. In eastern Canada, there was the Valley Harvest Marathon. And south of the border, plenty of Canadians raced in the Chicago Marathon. Some cities, including Vancouver and London, Ont., hosted Turkey Trots.
Sunday races may mean some relaxing post-race time on Monday. For others, Thanksgiving may provide the opportunity to get outside for a run before or after getting in a Thanksgiving meal.
Here are some social media posts that Canadian runners shared today, or in some cases yesterday, in describing what they’re thankful for. Others wish friends, family and fans a Happy Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving ?? ?
— Justyn Knight (@justyn_knight) October 10, 2016
I'm thankful for my family that puts up with me and supports my incurable running addiction, friends and connections I've made along the way, and all of you for following me on my journey. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! . . . #thanksgiving #thankful #runnersnotrunning #canadianthanksgiving #canada #goldensofinstagram #goldenretriever #instadogs
Thankful! First road run of the year. I've been patient and healing. Sole excited to be back: 10km 48:35 and the best part–> running with these @sole_girls ?✨ #fitnessfriends #welovetorun #solegirls #soleawesome #MondayMantra: I am patient, I am kind to my body and I am grateful for all the lessons in between #happythanksgiving #turkeytrot #vancouver #run #race #coach #turkeyrun #thanksgiving #gratitude #friends #running #shecan #explorebc #radgirlslife
Plenty to be thankful for… Happy Thanksgiving ? ?? pic.twitter.com/ngARcO1u1N
— Andre De Grasse (@De6rasse) October 10, 2016
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