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T H U R S D A Y

Before you stuff yourself with stuffing and pump yourself full of pumpkin pie, boost the old metabolism in “The Twelfth Anniversary Turkey Chase.” For those who’d like to get home to the hearth in a hurry, there’s a two-mile walk/run; for those protesting the colonists’ uniculturalism—or just anticipating a grueling day with family members—there’s a longer, lethargy-inducing 10K race. Either way, it’s the perfect excuse to avoid basting. Sign up on race day from 7-8 a.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase YMCA, 9401 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $10-25 (benefits Bethesda Youth Services and Rotary Foundation). (301) 530-3725. (Nathalie op de Beeck)