For starters there's the San Francisco Turkey Trot, which gets underway at 8:00 in the morning on Thanksgiving Day at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park. There's the Kids Gobbler Chase, a 100-meter race, followed by two adult events. The Turkey Trail Trot is a 5-mile run and the Pilgrim Promenade is a 3-mile walk. Both follow the same cross country-type course. Participants will compete for prizes ranging from gift certificates and wine to a turkey and apple pie. An equally fun form of exercise is available at the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center. You can skate until your heart's content beginning at 10:00 a.m. until way past sundown. And you'll be very thankful that while the ice is frigid, the San Francisco days and nights are not.
So whether we're lucky enough to see you at the Hotel Griffon this Thanksgiving or not, we want to wish you all a very happy holiday season.