The Community First Thanksgiving Distance Classic is one of the best ways to kick off your Thanksgiving morning. The race has two options: the half marathon and the 5K. There is also a 1 mile fun run. Beginning at Pickwick Plaza on San Jose Blvd. and winding through the beautiful Mandarin neighborhoods, the course is well marked and has digital clocks at each mile. There are cash awards given out to the top finishers and age group awards as well. Winning isn’t everything though- a portion of each entry is given to the Mandarin Food Bank. What a fun way to run and give back to the community. After the race head over to Tropical Smoothie and pick up a Cranberry Truffle smoothie to start your Thanksgiving off right.