November is a time to remember what you are thankful for. This time of year can help many of us step outside our comfort zone and help others in need. Below are a few local events being held this November to help give back.


November 12th

Idaho Falls American Red Cross Blood Drive

Place: Idaho Falls American Red Cross

 1165 E. 17th St
  Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


November 22nd

2012 Run to Feed the Hungry - Idaho Falls

Place: 1785 Science Center Drive 

             Idaho Falls, Idaho


           Packet pick up 8:00

           Run starts at 9:00

Info:  Registration Closing Date  Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 11:59 PM

When the idea for this race was presented to local runners and businesses, many estimated that between 50 and 75 participants would come out and run on Thanksgiving Day. Indeed, just two days prior to the race, 78 persons had registered. Early on Thanksgiving morning 2005 we came out and marked the course, set out the hot chocolate, and put up our registration table. Then runners and walkers of all shapes and sizes started to arrive. The registration line grew and grew. On that 18 degree autumn morning, over 200 people came out in support of this wonderful community event, and a community tradition was born.

We invite everyone to make the Run to Feed the Hungry a part of your Thanksgiving tradition. Bring all your family and friends for a brisk walk, jog, or run in PERSONAL BEST Performances seventh annual running of the Thanksgiving Day Run to Feed the Hungry.

For more information call the Gobbler Line at:   (208) 521.2243.


November 22nd  

Upper Valley Turkey Trot 2012- Rexburg

Place: Smith Park

Time: Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

Info: Registration Closing Date - Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 11:59 PM PST

Brief Description -Run So You Can Eat!! Come join us for the 1st Annual Rexburg Turkey Trot. It will be a great family activity to start your Thanksgiving Holiday. Bring canned food to be donated to the local Food Bank. We want to fill the trailer to help our Food Bank.

Additional Information- The 5K will start at 8:00 am with same day registration and packet pick-up at 7:00. Kids race will start approx. at 8:45. Vector Timing will be chip timing the event, so results will be accurate & instant so you can get home for the big dinner. Turkeys will be given to Male/Female category winners. 1 Mile Categories: 8 & Under, 9 - 12 5K Categories : 18 & Under, 19 - 99 Same Day Registration will cost $25 with T-Shirts and $15.00 without. T-shirts may not be avaible on race day, but we will order a T-shirt for anyone that wants one.


November 29th

Idaho Falls South Stake Blood Drive in Idaho Falls

Place: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

            3195 South Holmes Ave

 Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm