Turkey Trots could be the most fun Thanksgiving tradition you're not doing. Find the biggest and best near you.
Turkey Trots in the South
Dallas YMCA Turkey TrotDallas; Nov. 24, 2016 1 of 13
What Makes it Special: The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot very well could be the largest in the nation. Going on 49 years, this event seems to get bigger and better with age. With 5K and 8K distances, and timed and untimed registration options, this race has something for every member of your family.
Denton Area Running ClubDenton, TX; Nov. 24, 2016 2 of 13
What Makes it Special: In its second year, this race just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex takes place through the handsome Texas Woman's University campus and around the historic Downtown Denton Texas square.
Surfside Beach Rotary Turkey TrotSurfside Beach, S.C.; Nov. 24, 2016 3 of 13
What Makes it Special: The seventh annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot is the Myrtle Beach area's largest Turkey Trot. The race features an oceanfront start and finish at the Surfside Beach Pier.
Myrtle Beach Turkey TrotMyrtle Beach, S.C.; Nov. 24, 2016 4 of 13
What Makes it Special: Going on 10 strong years, the Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning takes place at The Market Common with 5K and 8K options. The race runs throughout the beautiful Market Common community and some of the final pieces of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base community.
2016 Charlotte Turkey TrotCharlotte, N.C.; Nov. 24, 2016 5 of 13
What Makes it Special: Going on 28 years, the Charlotte South Park Turkey Trot is one of Charlotte's longest-running events and one of the largest events in North Carolina.
Gobble Wobble 5k/10k/Half MarathonCumming, GA; Nov. 24, 2016 6 of 13
What Makes it Special: Not only is it fun to say, but this 5K/10K/Half Marathon race offers a variety of ways to earn that Thanksgiving Day turkey.
Vida Race Series Turkey TrotAmelia Island, Fla.; Nov. 24, 2016 7 of 13
What Makes it Special: The 12th Annual Vida Race Series Turkey Trot 5K on Amelia Island offers an event for racers, runners, and walkers meanders through the Historic American Beach Community, starting and ending at the Wellness Center at Osprey Village.
Florence Turkey TrotFlorence, S.C.; Nov. 24, 2016 8 of 13
What Makes it Special: The fourth annual Florence Turkey Trot races through the handsome neighborhoods of historic Florence, S.C.
Music City ThanksgivingNashville, Tenn.; Nov. 24, 2016 9 of 13
What Makes it Special: The fifth Annual Music City Thanksgiving Day 8- and 4-miler race starts at the Nashville Rescue Mission, rolls through the streets of downtown Nashville, circles LP Field and finishes right back at the Nashville Rescue Mission. Not only will you enjoy an exhilarating holiday race with your family, you will bring joy to the lives of the less fortunate in Middle Tennessee by attending this race, as race organizers ask registrants to bring food donations during packet pick up.
Run Turkey RunSt. Augustine, Fla.; Nov. 24, 2016 10 of 13
What Makes it Special: The second annual Run Turkey Run has custom medals and comes with a race day t-shirt. The overall winner will have a turkey donated in his or her name to a deserving family.
Sportsbarn Turkey TrotChattanooga, Tenn.; Nov. 24, 2016 11 of 13
What Makes it Special: The Sportsbarn Turkey Trot offers something for everyone—including the family pet (it's dog friendly!).
United Way of Bartow Turkey TrotCartersville, Ga.; Nov. 19, 2016 12 of 13
What Makes it Special: The prizes certainly make this a unique race: Top male and female finishers will win trophies, and top winners in each age group will receive a frozen turkey. Since it isn't a Thanksgiving Day race, there will be plenty of time to thaw in time for the Thursday feast.