Apple is celebrating Thanksgiving this year by urging U.S. Apple Watch owners to bag a special achievement by recording a minimum walking or running distance on Thursday, November 24.

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Available through the Activity app this morning, the Thanksgiving Day Challenge is the first activity challenge of its kind from Apple, and includes a share-able Messages app sticker as an enticement to get out and get moving.

To earn the achievement, Apple Watch wearers must record an Apple Watch Workout distance of 5K (3.1 miles) on the day in question, using Apple's Workout app or any third-party app that syncs with HealthKit.

An Apple Watch user's history of achievements can be viewed any time via the Achievements tab on the iOS Activity app.

(Thanks, Dan!)

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Top Rated Comments

ck2875 Avatar
97 months ago
Nothing says "Thanksgiving Day celebration" quite like spending a 3.1 mile run away from the family.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
97 months ago
Wow. A sticker. A digital sticker.
Because you're looking at this article short sighted with a snide remark. It has nothing to do with a "Sticker." It has everything to do with motivating and challenging the individual to push themselves to a goal. This is what the Apple Watch was intended to do.
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OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
97 months ago
5k & 10k turkey trots are very common on Thanksgiving.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_trot
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frumpy16 Avatar
97 months ago
Nothing says "Thanksgiving Day celebration" quite like spending a 3.1 mile run away from the family.
We have a tradition of a bunch of the family getting together in the morning for a Turkey Trot race. It's a fun time and a great way to start the day that is otherwise a health disaster with the food and sitting around.

edit: forgot the main point. I'm excited to get the medal.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2457282 Avatar
97 months ago
Nothing says "Thanksgiving Day celebration" quite like spending a 3.1 mile run away from the family.
Do you mean "running away from the family?"

:D:p:cool:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Iconoclysm Avatar
97 months ago
Nothing says "Thanksgiving Day celebration" quite like spending a 3.1 mile run away from the family.
Or....the family can go for a hike together?
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