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A New Thanksgiving Tradition: The Turkey Trot

  Big Bear Lake, CA, November 14, 2013 – Here’s a novel idea: burn calories on Thanksgiving Day…or at least rev up that metabolism before the big feast. Open Air Big Bear — the group behind hallmark outdoor events like Showshoe the Bear and Big Bear PaddleFest — is producing the first annual Turkey Trot. The Big Bear Turkey Trot consists of three different road runs on Thanksgiving Day with the Start/Finish line at Meadow Park (41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake). The run course is a relatively flat three-mile loop through the Eagle Point neighborhood, with six-mile runners completing two laps and nine-milers doing three. Sign-up fees are $35 for the three-mile run, $45 for the six-mile and $55 for the nine-mile, with a portion to be donated to the Big Bear Senior Center’s holiday food drive. Registration is available online through November 26 at 10 p.m. or at the event — but please note same-day registration does not include a shirt or finisher’s prize. Another wave of fun starts after the races, with an awards ceremony, Pie Eating and Costume Contests, and a raffle. Prizes will be awarded to the best Bear or Turkey costume, and the fastest turkey and bear of the day. The overall winner takes home a free turkey, and all participants get one free photo download, courtesy of Hoffman Media and Graphics. A schedule appears below; for more information, call (909)...

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Thanksgiving Day Food Safety Tips

Big Bear, Ca, November 23, 2011, 12:00pm – Thanksgiving day is the day that American’s consume the most food, and with that comes large amounts of perishable foods that are left out for hours before they are put back in the refrigerator, which increases the chances of food born illness.  Illness caused by bad food can be severe, and can cause hospitalization or even death.  To avoid food poisoning this Thanksgiving,  plan ahead and plan to leave out only non-perishable foods.  Avoid items that are high in dairy content, or only keep dairy items out for short amounts of time.  When done eating, be sure to refrigerate perishable foods, and remember the 2- hour rule.  Do not leave any temperature sensitive or perishable food out for more than 2 hours.  Most importantly remember to wash your hands with soap and warm...

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