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Find a turkey trot on the West Coast near you.
Longmont Turkey Trot 10K and 2-Mile RunNovember 11, 2017—Longmont, CO 2 of 48
What Makes It Special: Most Turkey Trots are usually 5Ks—but not the Longmont. This 10K race is go long or go home and, in its 43rd year, this race isn't slowing down anytime soon. Added bonus: All proceeds benefit the City of Longmont Youth Scholarship Fund.
San Dimas Turkey TrotNov. 18, 2017—San Dimas, CA 3 of 48
What Makes It Special: A rarity among Turkey Trots, this race has a mix of dirt and paved trails. It also features wonderful lake and mountain views.
Turkey Trot Los AngelesNov. 23, 2017—Los Angeles, CA 4 of 48
What Makes It Special: In its fourth year, this is the only Thanksgiving race set in historic downtown Los Angeles. And all participants will receive a sparkly finisher medal and soft race t-shirt.
Bainbridge Island Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Bainbridge Island, WA 5 of 48
What Makes It Special: The idyllic setting on Bainbridge Island in the beautiful Puget Sound off Washington's coast is almost reason enough to make this Turkey Trot special. It's worth the ferry ride over from Seattle if only to take in the island's quaint community. Proceeds from the race also go to benefit the Helpline House.
South Davis Thanksgiving RacesNov. 23, 2017—West Bountiful, UT 6 of 48
What Makes It Special: Distances of 1K, 5K and 10K make this race accessible for the entire family. The course runs through beautiful Bountiful, Utah, and the name is fitting because you'll be making room for all those bountiful calories. Er, blessings.
Run for the HungryNov. 23, 2017—San Diego, CA 7 of 48
What Makes It Special: Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for everything you have in your life. To many, it's also about giving back. Run for the Hungry, established in 2002, allows you to do both. Start off your Thanksgiving with a 5K or 10K walk or run that benefits people who face hunger in the San Diego community. All profits raised are donated to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and other hunger-relief programs in the area.
San Francisco Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—San Francisco, CA 8 of 48
What Makes It Special: San Francisco's 15th annual Turkey Trot isn't your ordinary race. Priced by the calorie, the race offers three options for your pre-Turkey feast: the Turkey Trail Trot (5-mile run, 600 calories), Pilgrim Promenade (3-mile walk, 300 calories) and Kids Gobbler Chase (100-meter fun run, 8 calories). Proceeds from the race will also benefit Lowell High School's track & field team.
Anthem AZ Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Anthem, AZ 9 of 48
What Makes It Special: In its 15th year, this rolling course winds through the beautiful Anthem community in the shadow of Daisy Mountain and Gavilan Peak.
Burbank Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Burbank, CA 10 of 48
What Makes It Special: With multiple distance options, this race is a fun way for the whole family to start their Turkey Day. Challenge yourself to the 10K or walk 5K with your kids. Plus, your race entry will help support the Burbank Community YMCA's financial assistance program, which enables the Y to avoid turning away anyone from membership due to inability to pay.
South Bay Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Bonita, CA 11 of 48
What Makes It Special: Open to walkers and runners alike, this race offers three different distances: 5K, 10K and a rare Turkey Trot 15K. The views are also unmatched, just in case you needed some additional arm-twisting.
Leftover Turkey TrotNov. 25, 2017—Yakima, WA 12 of 48
What Makes It Special: This race takes place two days after Thanksgiving—just enough time to let you really consider whether you need to do those three miles after all. When the answer is inevitably yes, this Leftover Turkey Trot race will be there to burn off those calories. The race benefits two local nonprofits: Camp Prime Time and Yakima Greenway.
Fat Turkey Trail RunNov. 25, 2017—Tempe, AZ 13 of 48
What Makes It Special: While most Thanksgiving races are held on the actual day, the Fat Turkey Trail Run takes a different approach. Held the Saturday after the big day (when you're feeling like a Fat Turkey yourself) toe the line for 5 K or 10K on the trails of Papago Park. Plus, if you beat the turkey to the finish line, you'll receive a custom Fat Turkey pint glass—who needs more motivation than that?
Turkey Trots in the South14 of 48
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40th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble WobbleNov. 23, 2017—Charleston, SC 15 of 48
What Makes It Special: Not only is it fun to say, but this 5K is the perfect way to earn that Thanksgiving Day turkey.
9th Annual Grub RunNov. 23, 2017—Fort Worth, TX 16 of 48
What Makes It Special: Held at Texas Motor Speedway, this race is unlike any other. Get ready to run on the track, just like your favorite racecar drivers. Please make sure to bring five canned goods to donate to the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
2017 Dallas YMCA Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Dallas, TX 17 of 48
What Makes It Special: The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot very well could be the largest in the nation. Going on 50 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.
2017 GraceWorks Turkey Trot 5KNov. 23, 2017—Franklin, TN 18 of 48
What Makes It Special: Get ready to tackle the largest 5K run/walk in all of Middle Tennessee. This race is in its 17th year and has no plans of slowing down. With crowds of over 1,500 spectators, you'll love the vibe—plus the first 3,000 registered will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt.
29th Annual Charlotte Southpark Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Charlotte, NC 19 of 48
What Makes It Special: Going on 29 years, the Charlotte South Park Turkey Trot is one of Charlotte's longest-running events and one of the largest events in North Carolina.
Surfside Beach Rotary 8th Annual Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Surfside Beach, SC 20 of 48
What Makes It Special: The eighth 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.
11th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Myrtle Beach, SC 21 of 48
What Makes It Special: Going on 11 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 Myrtle Beach Air Force Base community.
Florence Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Florence, SC 22 of 48
What Makes It Special: The fifth annual Florence Turkey Trot races through the handsome neighborhoods of historic Florence, S.C.
30A 10K Thanksgiving Day RacesNov. 23, 2017—Rosemary Beach, FL 23 of 48
What Makes It Special: Run along South Walton's scenic highway known as 30A, where you will see breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico while running through charming beach communities. All participants, including 5K and fun runners, will receive a commemorative medal.
Abilene Turkey Trot 2017Nov. 23, 2017—Abilene, TX 24 of 48
What Makes It Special: This family-friendly West Texas 5K begins and ends at Shotwell Stadium and runs through Lytle Lake neighborhood. A one-mile fun run is also available for younger participants.
United Way Bartow Turkey TrotNov. 18, 2017—Cartersville, GA 25 of 48
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!
Sportsbarn Turkey Trot 2017 Presented by Chattanooga Kidney CentersNov. 23, 2017—Cartersville, GA 26 of 48
What Makes It Special: The Sportsbarn Turkey Trot is the best Thanksgiving tradition for your whole family, including your pet (it's dog friendly!).
2017 Music City Thanksgiving Day 4-Mile Run/WalkNov. 23, 2017—Nashville, TN 27 of 48
What Makes It Special: This race in its sixth year starts and ends at the Tennessee Titans Stadium. 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 and supporting The Bridge, a non-profit that provides aid to the hungry and homeless.
Downtown Denton Turkey Trot Presented by Point BankNov. 23, 2017—Denton, TX 28 of 48
What Makes It Special: This race just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex takes place through the handsome Texas Women's University campus and around the historic downtown square.
ALSO Youth 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5KNov. 23, 2017—Sarasota, FL 29 of 48
What Makes It Special: Start Thanksgiving off on the right foot by racing over the beautiful Ringling Bridge in Sarasota. All participants receive long-sleeve tech shirts and access to the post-race party at the Hyatt Regency, complete with music, snacks and beer.
Midwest Turkey Trots30 of 48
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14th Annual Bonfield Express Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Downers Grove, IL 31 of 48
What Makes It Special: A Downers Grove tradition, the Bonfield Express 5K has been held every Thanksgiving morning for the past 13 years. Funds generated from the race provide scholarship assistance to local high school seniors.
36th Annual Cleveland Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Cleveland, OH 32 of 48
What Makes It Special: With medals, t-shirts, goodie bags and a costume contest, you don't want to miss the 36th running of the Cleveland turkey trot.
Run with the Flock 23rd Annual Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Springfield, MO 33 of 48
What Makes It Special: This turkey trot is Springfield's largest timed 5K run/walk of the year and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, attracting more than 7,000 participants a year.
Nakon 5K Turkey Dash 2017Nov. 23, 2017—Avon, OH 34 of 48
What Makes It Special: Funds raised from this annual Turkey Dash go directly to women and their families in Northeast Ohio who are impacted by the financial burden of breast cancer treatments. Last year, over $30,000 was raised for the Foundation.
Lincolnwood Turkey Trot 2017Nov. 23, 2017—Lincolnwood, IL 35 of 48
What Makes It Special: When you lace up for the 41st annual Lincolnwood turkey trot, don't forget to bring a non-perishable food donation to be entered for the post-race raffle!
Chagrin Falls Turkey Trot 2017Nov. 23, 2017—Chagrin Falls, OH 36 of 48
What Makes It Special: Feeling like a PR day? There is a cash bounty of $250 for any runner that sets a new course record for their gender at this Thanksgiving Day race!
Turkey Trots in the Northeast37 of 48
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Kingston 5K Turkey TrotNov. 18, 2017—Kingston, MA 38 of 48
What Makes It Special: The 10th edition of this race begins at the Hilltop Athletic Association on Pottle Street, takes off through Kingston Center and then loops down toward the water on Kingston Bay before finishing back at the Hilltop. With more than 1,000 participants and a mad dash for kids right after the main race, this family-friendly event is not to be missed.
Columbia Turkey Chase 10K & RelayNov. 19, 2017—Columbia, MD 39 of 48
What Makes It Special: Join fellow turkey lovers, runners and friends for an appetite-inducing morning of good-natured competition. Presented by Rip It Events, the 6th Annual Columbia Turkey Chase is a 10K run, 2-person relay and kid's fun run. The scenic course in the heart of Columbia provides experienced and beginning runners alike a slightly rolling but fast course—perfect prep for those Thanksgiving Day calories.
27th Annual PNC YMCA Turkey Trot presented by UnitedHealthcareNov. 23, 2017—Pittsburgh, PA 40 of 48
What Makes It Special: In its 27th year, this is a huge race with a variety of distances for participants to choose from. Medals are awarded to the first, second and third finishers in the 5K and 5-mile, for both men and women.
30th Annual Feaster FiveNov. 23, 2017—Andover, MA 41 of 48
What Makes It Special: Now in its 30th year, this race attracts huge numbers of participants—in fact, although registration includes a long-sleeve technical tee, it is capped at the first 9,000 runners. Sounds like a pretty good reason to sign up now, we think!
40th Annual Garden City Turkey TrotNov. 23, 2017—Garden City, NY 42 of 48
What Makes It Special: Garden City's annual Turkey Trot is actually three road races in one: a Challenger Division Race for special needs athletes, a 1.4-mile fun run and a 5-mile race. All three races start and finish in front of the historic St. Paul's School on Stewart Avenue in Garden City, NY. Race proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and The INN. And this year, there will be free photos to capture your holiday moment!
Turkey Chase Charity Race 2017Nov. 23, 2017—Edgewater, MD 43 of 48
What Makes It Special: The Turkey Chase is this local YMCA's largest fundraiser each year. The race includes a 10K and 5K race through the Y's beautiful property, and all proceeds help send deserving children and young adults to overnight and day camp programs at Camp Letts.
Towamencin Turkey Trot 5k Walk/Run 2017Nov. 18, 2017—Lansdale, PA 44 of 48
What Makes It Special: Now with chip timing and a certified course, the top male and female runners will receive a free turkey, and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category. There's also an award for the best costume.
Family Gratitude 5K Turkey Trot & Kids 1/2 Mile RunNov. 23, 2017—Dedham, MA 45 of 48
What Makes It Special: The first 500 pre-registered runners will receive a race t-shirt. Proceeds from the race benefit the Dedham Food Pantry and local Ripples of Hope community-based service initiatives. Bags of non-perishable food will be sorted on race day.
Coney Island Sports Foundation 5K Turkey TrotNov. 19, 2017—Brooklyn, NY 46 of 48
What Makes It Special: Two words: Coney. Island. This race begins at Riegelmann Boardwalk (adjacent to Parachute Jump). Each registrant receives a hooded sweatshirt, and finishers will be awarded with a medal.
2017 Massapequa Park Turkey TrotNov. 18, 2017—Massapequa Park, NY 47 of 48
What Makes It Special: The first half of this course is raced on closed roads, and the second half runs along a bike path ending at Brady Park. Participants help raise funds for a local counseling center to continue the fight to increase awareness, prevent and treat drug use and promote healthy families.