It isn’t the month of November without the annual Turkey Trots! If you’ve been thinking about signing up for a race, but aren’t looking for anything too serious, Turkey Trots are for you. Go at your own pace and soak up the crisp fall air before winter. It’s a fun and active way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on November 24 with friends, family, and the Philadelphia community! Browse the list of races below to see what’s happening near you.

Large group of multi generation people running a race competition in nature

NorFEAST 4 Miler

When: Thanksgiving Day — November 24

Where: Jefferson Health Flyers Skate Zone

10990 Decatur Road, Philadelphia, Pa 19154

The Great Northeast’s holiday-themed footrace is back for another year! Run or walk 4 miles with friends and family to kick off the holiday. This is an out-and-back course, weaving along the Northeast Airport bike path and ending at the Jefferson Health Flyers Skate Zone. Register before Friday, November 11 to receive a free long-sleeved t-shirt!

Run off the Turkey Trot

When: Saturday, November 26 – Sunday, December 4

Where: Anywhere, Any Place

Join in on a Turkey Trot that can take place anywhere this Thanksgiving! Run on your own time and at your favorite spot, and you will receive a swag bag and virtual packet. A training plan will also be sent to you to help this trot be the best it can be, whether you’re running a 5k, 10k, half marathon, or marathon. For more information and to sign up, click here!

Philadelphia Insurance Companies Turkey Trot

When: Thanksgiving Day

Where: 200 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa 19118

Sign up for this Thanksgiving race to benefit Face to Face, a non-profit organization providing human services to work toward the well-being and stability of the community. Participate in the 5-mile run or the 1-mile walk with your loved ones for the holiday. If you rather be part of the event, but virtually, that’s an option as well for both races. After the race, refreshments and prizes will be given out while enjoying music!

Turkey Trotters on Thanksgiving Day

Photo Credit: Run Sign Up

Also this Month:

Philadelphia Half Marathon & Marathon Weekend

When: Saturday, November 19 — Half Marathon

Sunday, November 20 — Marathon

Where: 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway near the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Participate or cheer on the runners of the weekend at the Philly Half or Marathon! Both races start at 6:55 a.m. for those in wheelchairs and at 7 a.m. for runners/walkers. In addition, both races start and finish at the same location. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, post-race refreshments, a finisher medal, and an online finisher certificate. Register here before November 7!

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