This Thanksgiving holiday, give back to the community by racing in the 43rd annual Turkey Trot Chicago. Run in the 5K or 8K race, and your workout will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which helps fight hunger within the community.

Not only will there be a race against hunger, but you'll enjoy pre- and post-race activities such as corn hole, football tossing, turkey bowling, and sip a delicious cup of freshly made apple cider. People of all ages are invited, kids included. The Plymouth Rock Ramble kids race will be available for the youngsters, and the games and activities afterwards will surely make them eager to participate.

The race begins Thanksgiving morning promptly at 9 a.m., and registration should be completed online prior to submitting to the race. Register online today!

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If bottomless brunch with a live DJ sounds like it’s your ideal way to spend a Sunday Funday, check out Radio Room. This newly opened restaurant features four unique dining areas and a super fun vibe any day of the week. But obviously, brunch is the most popular time of the week already.
For $30, you can enjoy all-you-can-drink mimosas, bloody Marys, and micheladas for two hours. That’s a pretty great deal considering one mimosa is $12. As for food, Radio Room specializes in crave-worthy comfort foods such as fried chicken and biscuit waffles with sausage gravy and sunny-side-up eggs on top. They also make a mean eggs Benedict that’s anything but traditional, as it’s topped high with short rib marmalade and tomato relish with crispy potatoes. You can also satisfy a sweet tooth with housemade beignets with blueberry compote and the banana bread pudding made with French toast.
Be sure to make a reservation so you can snag a table. They’re going to be busy this season as popularity grows!

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Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and reflect on all the things that we have to be grateful for. It’s a joyous time, but for those who are hosting the biggest feast of the year, it can also be a stressful occasion—but it doesn’t have to be! If you’ll be hosting Thanksgiving this year, read on for four tips that will help you stay cool, calm, and collected this November 25. 

Plan ahead. French chefs have a specific term for getting the kitchen ready for a cooking marathon: “mise en place,” which means “everything in its place.” Adhere to this adage to ensure your holiday gets off on the right foot. Do as much preparation ahead of time as possible, such as cleaning, grocery shopping, measuring, and cooking. That way, you’ll be able to actually enjoy yourself on Turkey Day! 

Host a potluck-style feast. Preparing a huge feast is quite a task, and it’s even more complicated when people have certain dishes that they associate with the holiday. So why not invite your guests to contribute a dish to the meal? Share an online sign-up form with your guests so they can sign up to bring a side dish, dessert, green, drinks, and so on. 

Make seating arrangements. If your existing dining room table isn’t large enough to accommodate all of your guests, buy or borrow a folding table so that everyone will have a place to sit. You may want to invest in some folding chairs as well. 

Go light on decor. Don’t stress too much about decor; you’ll be busy enough as it is! Instead, decorate your space with a few battery-operated candles, several groupings of mini pumpkins, and maybe a vase or two of fall-themed flowers. 

How to Host Thanksgiving for the First Time [Southern Living] 

Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving [Reader’s Digest] 

How To Host An Incredible Thanksgiving Without Losing Your Mind [Real Simple] 

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