3rd Annual Balcones Woods Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving is almost here. 2 years ago, we started an “unofficial” tradition here in our wonderful neighborhood. BW Turkey Trot was organized as a 100% non-profit “just for fun” pre- Thanksgiving family lunch/dinner fun run, and continued to foster friendship and togetherness among our neighbors and their visiting friends and relatives.
This year we have chosen to donate 100% of your donations to treatments of breast cancer. We have identified specific beneficiaries. Details about them will be included in the next email updates. We would like to thank BW Blue Wave Team for choosing to forego the opportunity to be among one of the recipients of your donations, and in lieu of, Blue Wave Team decided that we should donate all proceeds to cancer treatments.
–  Race starts at 8:30 am on Thanksgiving Day.
–  Registration is onsite on the day of the event at 7:30- 8:15.
–  Our run/walk is also open to non-BW residents.
–  $10 per adult runner fee, $5/ kids under 12.
–  Kids K, 5k, 10k
– 1st/2nd/3rd place winners for each category ( kids k 10 and under, Kids K 12 and under, 5k, 10k)
New This Year:
Thanksgiving Yard Decorations Competition- For those who reside along the Turkey Trot route, 5 of our chosen walkers will determine (according to their own criteria) Top 3 Best Decorations.

Route for 5k:
All runners will start at the end of the Clubhouse driveway.
-Run southbound on Alhambra Drive
-Left of Calle Verde Drive
-Left on Balcones Woods Drive
-Right on Alhambra Drive
-Right on Santa Cruz Drive
-Left on Wind River Road
-Left on Toledo Drive
-Right on Murcia Drive
-Left on Wind River Road
-Left on Catalonia Drive
-Right on Santa Cruz Drive
-Crossing Balcones Woods Drive
-Left on Bilboa Drive
-Right on Balcones Woods Drive
-Right on Alhambra Drive
-Finish line at the Clubhouse parking lot.
 
Route for 10k:
-same as 5k route, do 2 laps
For more information and to RSVP, pls email henryeliperia@yahoo.com or text ” Yes” to 650-307-0405
Thank you all and see you there!
Henry Eliperia- Organizer
Tara Whitmore- Adviser

November Wine Club

Ruth and Gary Pelphrey will be hosting our November Wine Club on Friday, November 17th  and the Theme is Thanksgiving is time for American Wine. They will be preparing a Roasted Turkey  to go along with our tasting, so please bring a side to compliment, or an appetizer.

There’s not a right or wrong wine to drink with your Thanksgiving meal, but there are some that will elevate the senses. If your leaning toward the Reds, a light in body Pinot Noir from Washington or Oregon is always a good bet. A nice spicy Zinfandel will definitely kick things up a notch.  For Whites a fuller bodied Chardonnay ( California, support those vineyards in Sonoma and Napa so disrupted by the recent fires), they are just begging for the rich dishes accompanying that Turkey. Or a Washington state Dry Riesling will nicely cut threw some of those rich dishes with its high acidity. Gewürztraminer is a highly aromatic wine with just a touch of warm spice, begging for some Turkey fixin’s.  Some good varieties are coming out of the Finger Lakes region of New York.  As always, when in doubt ask your wine merchant for suggestions.

HOST: Ruth and Gary Pelphrey

DATE: FRIDAY, November 17

TIME: 7:30 PM

For more information, please contact Jeannie Pinkman – jpinkman@austin.rr.com