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10 Thanksgiving Fun Runs and Turkey Trots

Get your family moving before the big feast with one of these Thanksgiving-themed runs.

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Panicking Poultry Turkey Trot

Lace up your running shoes and make room for that turkey dinner at this fun Boulder event. The Panicking Poultry 5K also offers a fun Kid’s One-Mile Run for kids age 12 and under.

Date/Time:
November 19, 9:30 a.m.
Location:
Boulder Reservoir, Boulder
Cost:
check website for registration fees
Website:
racingunderground.com

Pumpkin Pie 5K and 10K

The Pumpkin Pie 5K and 10K offers just that—pie! Run, walk, and have fun at this family-friendly run around City Park, and end the race with a delicious slice (or two) of pumpkin pie.

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Date/Time: November 19, 8:45 a.m.

Location: City Park, Denver

Cost: check website for registration fees

Website: coloradorunnerevents.com/pumpkin

 

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10K Turkey Trek and 2K Toddle

Get ready to run at this fun-filled event for the whole family—dogs are welcome too! The 10K Turkey Trek and 2K Toddle (for the little ones) even offers an eggnog chug challenge and slices of pumpkin pie to munch on as you run.

Date/Time: November 19, 8:30 a.m.

Location: Long Lake Ranch Regional Park, Arvada

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Cost: check website for registration fees

Website: 10kturkeytrek.com

Turkey Trot 5K

Whether you’re looking to qualify for the Bolder Boulder or simply want to get out and enjoy a morning run with your kids, Brighton’s 32nd annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk race is great for all ages.

Date/Time: November 19, 8:30 a.m.

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Location: Brighton Recreation Center, Brighton

Cost: check website for registration fees

Website: brightonco.gov

Broomfield Turkey Day 5K and 10K

This Turkey Day run offers a half-mile fun run for kids age 12 and under, plus youth discounts and a special kids’ zone with face painting, snacks, and goodies.

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Date/Time: November 24, 8:30 a.m.

Location: Broomfield County Commons

Cost: check website for registration fees

Website: broomfieldturkeyday.com

 

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Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Back for its 43rd year, the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot features a four-mile family-friendly race and a quarter-mile family fun run, great for all ages—and dogs too!

Date/Time: November 24, 10 a.m.

Location: Washington Park, Denver

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Cost: check website for registration fees

Website: unitedwaydenver.org/turkey-trot

Harvesting Hope 5K

Run for a great cause at this family event in Stapleton, benefiting Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). The event includes a timed 5K, a kids 1K fun run (free for kids under 10), face painting, balloon art, a DJ, and other family-friendly activities.

 

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Date/Time: November 24, 9:30 a.m.

Location: Central Park, Stapleton

Cost: check website for registration fees

Website: harvestinghope5k.com

Highlands Ranch Turkey Day 5K

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This dog friendly and stroller friendly event for the whole family features a free pancake breakfast, courtesy of the Colorado National Guard Foundation, and a beer garden.

 

Date/Time: November 24, 9 a.m.

Location: Shea Stadium, Highlands Ranch

Cost: check website for registration fees

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Website: td5k.com

Gobble Wobble

Head to Clement Park for the Gobble Wobble 5K, benefitting Flight For Life, and get ready for a fun-filled Turkey Day race.

Date/Time: November 24, 8:30 a.m.

Location: Clement Park, Littleton

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Cost: check website for registration fees

Website: gobblewobblerun.org

Louisville Turkey Trot

Run, have fun, and give back at the Louisville Turkey Trot. Free for the whole family—with a donation of non-perishable food or winter clothing—this race benefits those in need this holiday season.

Date/Time: November 24, 9 a.m.

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Location: Louisville Public Library

Cost: free

Website: louisvilleturkeytrot.com

This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for 2016.

 

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