9 Turkey Trots to Be Thankful For in 2014
40th Longmont Turkey Trot
Longmont, Colorado - November 8, 2014 1 of 10
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.
San Dimas Turkey Trot
San Dimas, California - November 22, 2014 2 of 10
Take in scenic mountain and lake views while you run through the woods, cross a stream and trek across dirt and paved trails at this fun-filled annual event. With a 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Run, this Turkey Trot has something for everyone.
Napa Valley Turkey Trot
Napa, California - November 22, 2014 3 of 10
Run through Wine Country in this scenic 5K. The flat course takes you through the Napa College campus and Napa River Trail. Enjoy this family-friendly event that includes music and a Family Fun Kid Zone. If you're not up for the 5K, try the Family Fun Mile run instead.
Lincolnwood Turkey Trot
Lincolnwood, Illinois - November 23, 2014 4 of 10
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 27, 2014 5 of 10
Are you ready to party? Run or walk to your favorite tunes as you enjoy scenic views of downtown Nashville. Plus, the 3rd 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 27, 2014 6 of 10
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.
Way Station Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Frederick, Maryland - November 27, 2014 7 of 10
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.
San Francisco Turkey Trot
San Francisco, California - November 27, 2014 8 of 10
Grab the kids and head to Golden Gate Park for an event that includes a 5-mile run and a 3-mile walk. The highlight of the day will likely be the Gobbler Chase—a 100-meter race for the kids against a life-sized turkey.
Abilene Turkey Trot 2014
November 27, 2014 - Abilene, Texas 9 of 10
Run in the morning in this 11th annual event and eat guilt free all day. Sponsored by Texas Sport & Spine, this race is the largest running event in Abilene. Proceeds benefit the West Texas Rehab Center.