5 of the Best Turkey Trots

November 23, 2015 - By: Sarah Pease

Come Thanksgiving Day, most of us will be just as stuffed as the turkey, thanks to the average Thanksgiving meal (plus snacks) falling between
2,500 and 4,500 calories! So shake your tail feathers at one of these five Turkey Trots or at a
race near you, and enjoy that second slice of pie without the side of guilt.
ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, Austin, TX Celebrating 25 years of trotting, this five-mile run is the largest in Texas, and one of the largest Turkey Trots in the nation with more than 20,000 participants from 49 states. All proceeds go to
Caritas, which provides
education and support services to those working to become self-sufficient.
Honolulu Marathon Clinic Turkey Trot
,
Honolulu, Hawaii With this trot, the fastest time doesn’t equal victory. Before the race runners write their names and estimated finish time on tongue depressors and those finishing closest to their predictions are the winners.
Manchester Road Race
,
Manchester, CT With over 15,000 participants, this race is one of New England’s most famous road races and the largest race in Connecticut. In 2012,
Runner’s World Editor at Large Amby Burfoot ran for his 50th consecutive time.
Plymouth Turkey Trot
and
Pilgrim Run,
P
lymouth, MA Run where Thanksgiving began! Both trots collect food donations to support the 
Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse. One takes runners past
historic Plymouth Rock, while the other includes a stretch on
Old Sandwich Road. Or take the "
Second Helping Challenge" and run both!
Fast Before the Feast,
White Bear Lake, MN With this race the only record that matters is the
10,000-pound food donation to the 
White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf and the 
Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf. Bring a donation and receive
Caribou Coffee drink coupons. Tell us in the comments if you’ve run a Turkey Trot.
Photo Credit: ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot