Yes there is a story behind the Red X!
It all began with the below email before a local Thanksgiving race last fall. When some of our group failed to find the rest of us before the race they said they were looking for an actual red x marking the spot to meet. Well at the next race there was a red x on the concrete! There has also been one on someone’s front porch!
"Who is running Thanksgiving morning? It looks like it is going to be great running weather! If you are interested we will try and meet before the race near the red X on the map below. It is at the light pole closest to the hill of the Pavilion or to the right facing the gates. Hope your Thanksgiving is blessed!"
The legend of the Red X continues…