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Start a Turkey Trot Tradition
Start a Turkey Trot Tradition

Before they pound the pumpkin pie, families across the nation pound the pavement in traditional Turkey Trots. These Thanksgiving gobble jaunts are typically 5ks (3.2 miles) and kids' fun runs of one mile. Held early in the morning, the races allow plenty of time to socialize with neighbors, have some family fun, burn off some calories and still get to grandma's house. In the spirit of giving thanks on this special day, many of the trots are fundraisers. Proceeds from Father Joe's Thanksgiving Day 5k in Balboa Park, San Diego provides more than 1.7 Million meals for the needy. Houston's 17th Annual Sheltering Arms Turkey Trot helps a local seniors' services...

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