Local Thanksgiving Runs and Hikes

Before you fill up on turkey and stuffing this Thanksgiving, work up an appetite while also raising money for a good cause at a local Turkey Trot! (Or burn off your meal at an invigorating hike and scavenger hunt afterwards.) We’ve rounded up some local Turkey Trots as well as some tips to prepare for your run. Happy Thanksgiving!

Local Thanksgiving Runs and Hikes

The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K

November 24, 8:30am

Locations: Baltimore, Bel Air, Westminster, Perry Hall and more

YMCA of York and York County 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

November 24, 9am

Location: York, PA

2016 Gobble Cobble Turkey Trot

November 24, 6:45am

Location: Downtown Baltimore

Turkey Wobble Hike & Scavenger Hunt

November 27, 1pm

Location: Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area


How to Prepare

Rest the day before the race and get as much sleep as possible.

On race day, eat a healthy breakfast a few hours before the run.

Don’t test out new gear on race day. Run the race in the same shoes and clothing you’ve been training in.

Dress like it’s warmer outside than it really is because once you get moving, your body will warm up.

Get there early so you have plenty of time to park, check in, use the restroom and do some light warming up and stretching.

Once the run begins, start slowly. Starting fast will only cause you to burn out early and increase your race time. Start slow, and then build up your pace as you progress.

Have fun! It’s normal to be nervous before a race, but just remember that Turkey Trots are all about raising money for a good cause.