Runners and Walkers Did the Turkey Trot

The first-ever South Orange turkey trot drew a crowd

Delon Nelson of D & I Fitness hosted an informal Thursday morning run at Floods Hill in South Orange. It was such a success that Nelson plans to make the run annual event. 

The Turkey Trot drew nearly 50 runners and walkers, eager to loop Floods Hill and the Duck Pond area three times. Runners from South Orange, West Orange, Maplewood and Union attended the event.

Nelson greeted the early-morning crowd with fruit, water and a healthy dose of holiday motivation. "My objective is to get folks moving before we start eating," he said.

Nelson said "D & I is a small fitness studio based in South Orange. Our members were interested in doing a run before classes on Thanksgiving morning." Nelson decided to "put it out there for anyone to take part in."

Nelson is already planning for next Thanksgiving, noting there aren't any Turkey Trots in the immediate area. To stay informed, visit the website and sign up for email updates:

D & I Fitness
9 Scotland Road
South Orange
(973) 821-5757


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