Pound the pavement before pounding the pumpkin pie. Search for more family-friendly turkey trots.
Gobbler GrindOverland Park, Kansas - November 18, 2012 1 of 12
Feast or fitness? Have both! Start the Thanksgiving festivities with a free kids run for children under 10 years old. The following day, parents can run 3.1 miles, or test their cold-weather endurance in a marathon.
Huffing for Stuffing Thanksgiving Day RunBozeman, Montana - November 22, 2012 2 of 12
Lace up your running shoes and secure the Velcro on your little pilgrim's sneakers for this family-friendly race. Feel good about the Thanksgiving fitness and that proceeds benefit the Gellatin Valley Food Bank.
Way Station Thanksgiving Day Turkey TrotFrederick, Maryland - November 22, 2012 3 of 12
Before you mash the potatoes or put the pies in the oven, head over to Baker Park for a 3.1-mile run for charity. Proceeds from this race benefit local-non-profit Way Station, Inc.
Plymouth Rock N RunAnaheim Hills, California - November 22, 2012 4 of 12
This event brings new meaning to Plymouth Rock. Listen to great music and take in great river-front views on this course. Little turkeys can fly solo and participate in the 1K kids fun run.
Two Rivers Ford 5K 2012Mt. Juliet, Tennessee - November 22, 2012 5 of 12
Don't be a turkey and miss this race. From face painting to costume contests, this event boasts a good time. Bring along your four-legged friend, who even gets his own post-race swag.
Emmitsburg Wattle WaddleEmmitsburg, Maryland - November 22, 2012 6 of 12
Boost your Black-Friday fitness with this family-friendly run and walk. Proceeds from the event benefit Hope Alive, a non-profit organization that assists homeless women and children.
Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey TrotAnn Arbor, Michigan - November 22, 2012 7 of 12
Voted as one of the "Best Thanksgiving Races in America" by Active.com, this race will surely be a fabulous way to start the holiday. Enter your child in the Tot Trot where post-race goodies will be waiting for them at the finish line. (Photo: Rob Raux)
4th Annual Turkey Trot 5KPortsmouth, New Hampshire - November 22, 2012 8 of 12
Whether you dress your family in warm running garb or as a family of pilgrims this event will be a fun time. Costume-clad families can be entered in the costume contest and win coveted prizes. Spread Thanksgiving cheer to families throughout the area with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Seacoast Family Food Bank.
Turkey Stamped 1-Mile, 5K & 10KElkhart, Indiana - November 22, 2012 9 of 12
Put the bird in the oven and enjoy a morning of family fun. Youngsters can take a stroll with their parents and try to spot the costumed turkey on the course. Have all this fun and be home just in time to baste.
Inaugural Turkey Trot 5K/Fun RunVirginia Beach, Virginia - November 24, 2012 10 of 12
Become a legacy racer at this inaugural Thanksgiving event and get a jump start on your healthy resolutions. Whether you run, walk, crawl or waddle across the finish line, feel good and get a little sweaty.
Turkey Tri & Kids Pumpkin Pie DuathlonSan Dimas, California - November 25, 2012 11 of 12
You'll always remember your child's first steps, first words and their first duathlon. After crossing the finish line, little gobblers can chow down on a well-deserved slice of pie.