10 Turkey Trots to Be Thankful For
39th Longmont Turkey Trot
Longmont, Colorado - November 9, 2013 1 of 11
Get your trot on early at the Longmont Turkey Trot, a 10K and 2-mile race whose profits benefit the city's recreation services youth scholarship fund. Schools, running groups and others can register at a discounted price.
Woodstock Turkey Trot 2013
Woodstock, Virginia - November 23, 2013 2 of 11
This third annual 5K and 10K starts and finishes at the Massanutten Military Academy track, and takes runners on a tour of the town of Woodstock. All proceeds from the event will benefit Luke's Backpack, a program that provides backpacks filled with nutritious foods to kids in need.
Lincolnwood Turkey Trot
Lincolnwood, Illinois - November 24, 2013 3 of 11
This CARA-certified 5K and 10K race takes you on a flat, fast course through scenic Lincolnwood. A 5K walk and Drumstick Dash (for children 10 and younger) rounds out this historic running event. Enjoy raffles and the rock 'n' roll sounds of the Wind Gypsies during the post-race party.
Music City Thanksgiving Day 8/4 Miler
Nashville, Tennessee - November 28, 2013 4 of 11
Are you ready to party? Run or walk to your favorite tunes as you enjoy scenic views of downtown Nashville. Plus, the 2nd Annual Music City Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk begins and ends at LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans.
Myrtle Beach/Surfside Beach Turkey Trot
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - November 28, 2013 5 of 11
Participate in one of the largest races in Myrtle Beach. The race starts and finishes at Surfside Pier, followed by delicious post-race treats such as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Bojangle Biscuits. Decorative medals go to the top three age-group finishers.
Huffing for Stuffing Thanksgiving Day Run
Bozeman, Montana - November 28, 2013 6 of 11
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 Trot
Frederick, Maryland - November 28, 2013 7 of 11
Run with your pooch, baby stroller, or by yourself at this family-friendly 5K, 10K and 1K Gobbler Trot. Walkers are welcome. Proceeds benefit the scholarship/youth program at the Westside YMCA.
Two Rivers Ford 5K
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee - November 28, 2013 8 of 11
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 Waddle
Emmitsburg, Maryland - November 28, 2013 9 of 11
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.
42nd Webster Turkey Trot
Webster, New York - November 28, 2013 10 of 11
Jim May, former English Teacher in Webster, started this event simply as a practice run for his Cross Country Team, a way for them to workout on Thanksgiving Day. Years later, this event continues to grow and is a town tradition. This is a great way to get the family moving and your metabolism going before you indulge in your turkey feast.