Forma Gym Celebrates 25th Anniversary Turkey Trot

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Walnut Creek, CA

Forma Gym Celebrates 25th Anniversary Turkey Trot
Slogan: “Huffin’ and Puffin’ for Turkey and Stuffin’!”

Walnut Creek, CA: Before this year’s Thanksgiving feast, thousands of runners and walkers will join their friends, family, and neighbors at the 25th Anniversary Forma Gym Turkey Trot in beautiful Downtown Walnut Creek. This race has become a tradition in the community, with last year’s event drawing over 6,500 participants, and includes something for everyone: a 5k, 10k, Kids’ Fun Runs, post-race festivities and a costume contest.

The event will kick off with scheduled speeches by Parys Haralson, a former linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, and the Mayor of Walnut Creek, Rich Carlston. The event originally started as a fun way to encourage Forma Gym’s health club members and their families to “move their feet before they eat” on Thanksgiving morning but has evolved into a tremendously successful charity event. This year’s race will benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, Walnut Creek Education Foundation (WCEF), (PEAK), The Rollins Family Foundation, Forma Kids Foundation, and the Wellness City Challenge.

The event is held Thanksgiving morning, November 23rd from 8-11am.

The 5k and 10k begin and end at Civic Park (1375 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, CA).

Awards will be presented to overall male and female finishers in the 5k, 10k, and to the top three finishers in each age division.

In partnership with our Forma Kids Foundation (, Forma Gym also sponsors an annual turkey giveaway, at which 1,000 turkeys are given away to low-income families in East Oakland. This year’s Turkey Giveaway will be held on Monday, November 20th at Feed My Sheep Food Pantry in Oakland, CA.

About Us: Forma Gym’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of our community and our world, and to instill the values of physical activity, healthy nutritional habits, and giving back. In doing this, we fulfill our mission to changes lives. Learn more at

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Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett

Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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