Mile High United Way's 39th Annual Turkey Trot

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 10:23am

Feel a little better about all the turkey and stuffing you're going to inhale this Thanksgiving holiday. Or just make some extra room for pie with this four-mile "trot." Proceeds benefit the effort to raise funds for people in need in our community. Thurs 8 a.m.

Turkey Rock Trot

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Thu, 11/08/2012 - 4:12pm

Start turkey day off by making some extra room for pie. This 5K family friendly run/walk/stroll will stretch your legs before you hit food coma status from all the turkey and stuffing. Whether you're a serious runner (professional timing will be available) or just in it for the fun, this is a great race to start your Thanksgiving morning. Kids under 13-years-old race for free, so bring the whole family. All proceeds benefit the Douglas/Elbert Task Force, supporting those in financial distress and the homeless in Douglas and Elbert Counties. Thu 8:30 a.m.

Back to Our Roots: Thanksgiving Supper

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 10:00am

Chances are slim that our Plymouth Rock ancestors served a stuffed turkey with a side of marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes at that first Thanksgiving. This year, chef Patrick Hartnett (of Kachina Southwestern Grill) brings diners back to their roots with a feast inspired by native foods. In addition to traditional favorites ( turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole), Hartnett showcases authentic American dishes like stuffed quail, bison prime rib, and clay baked trout.

GIVE: A Thanksgiving Meal

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 10:23am

Take the family out for a farm-inspired Thanksgiving dinner straight off chef/farmer Eric Skokan's organic Black Cat Farm. In the true spirit of giving, diners donate what they can in exchange for the farm-friendly feast. A portion of proceeds benefit Boulder's Community Food Share. Thu 3-7 p.m.