Get active this Thanksgiving with Apple’s new Activity challenge

Burn off those extra calories that you’ve accumulated by chowing down on delicious food this holiday, and maybe start a healthy habit, by taking Apple’s 2019 Thanksgiving Day challenge.

As noted by Kyle Seth Gray, Apple wants you to get your exercise in by completing a 5K (3.1 miles) walk, run or wheelchair workout on November 28. You can log your session in the stock Workout app or in any other app that records these workouts into the Health app.

As an incentive, you’ll bag special awards by completing this challenge, like an exclusive badge in the Activity app and animated stickers for Messages and FaceTime.  Tim Cook announced this challenged in a tweet yesterday.

This challenge is localized and limited to US-based Apple Watch owners who should receive a wrist notification this morning announcing the new challenge from Apple. Apple has issued similar 5K Thanksgiving challenges in years past including in 2016as well as in 2017.