Get in Some Exercise Before You Sit Down to Thanksgiving Dinner at a Long Island 2016 Turkey Trot

Go get active before you sit down to a big meal this Thanksgiving by participating in a turkey trot!

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Lace up your running shoes and get in some exercise this Thanksgiving at a 2016 Turkey Trot!

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Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a big holiday for eating. From the mashed potatoes, to the stuffing, to the turkey and everything in between, Thanksgiving dinner is one that tends to be eaten in rounds, and for about a week after the holiday itself. This Thanksgiving, before you gorge yourself with filling foods and delicious dishes, why not get outside and get moving at a Turkey trot! These running races are not only good for you physically, they also tend to be a lot of fun! From people dressed up in turkey, pilgrim and native american costumes, to celebrating the finish afterwards with all of the participants, you won’t want to miss out on these amusing, themed races.
 
7th Annual Massapequa Park Turkey Trot at Brady Park
Brady Park, Massapequa Park, NY 11762
Saturday, November 19th from 8:30 AM - 10 AM
516-313-8329
$15 - $30
The Saturday before Thanksgiving, adults and kids are invited to run in a 5K run/walk and a 3/4 mile youth run. Funds from the turkey trot go to increasing awareness, preventing and treating drug use and abuse.
 
2016 Matthew's Turkey Trot 5K & Chicken Run 1K at West Harbor Memorial Beach
West Harbour Drive, Oyster Bay, NY 11709
Saturday, November 19th ar 9 AM
516-695-5137
$25 - $30
Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a 5K Turkey Trot and 1K Chicken Fun Run at West Harbor Memorial Beach! The kids run is free and includes a shirt, goodie bag and award.
 
2nd Annual LI Running Companies Prediction Run & Turkey Drive Challenge at Babylon Hibernian Hall
27 Locust Avenue, Babylon, NY 11702
Saturday, November 19th at 9:30 AM
$20 or Free To Those Who Bring a Frozen Turkey
Take a 4 mile run through the trails in Babylon where local running stores are teaming up with Island Harvest Food Bank for a fun run and turkey drive! Winners aren't determined by who runs the fastest, but by who can accurately guess their finishing time.
 
12th Annual City Council Turkey Trot at New York Avenue & Boardwalk
New York Avenue & Boardwalk, Long Beach, NY 11561
Sunday, November 20th at 8:30 AM
$5 - $30
Get in some exercise the Sunday before Thanksgiving with a 10K race and a 1 mile race for those ages 17 and under! 
 
Stony Brook University's 2016 Turkey Trot 5K
Walter J Hawrys Campus Recreation Center, Stony Brook, NY 11794
Sunday, November 20th at 9:30 AM
631-632-7168
$15 - $25
All members of the university and community are invited to participate in this mostly flat turkey trot 5K run/walk taking place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
 
36th Annual Shoreham Wading River Thanksgiving Day Races (Turkey Trot) at Miller Avenue Elementary School
Miller Avenue, Shoreham, NY 11786
Thursday, November 24th at 8 AM
631-821-8116
$15 - $20
Get moving this Thanksgiving with a 5K race and 1 mile youth run beginning at the Miller Avenue Elementary School!
 
41st Annual Port Washington Thanksgiving Day 5 Mile Run (Turkey Trot) at Manorhaven Park
Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050
Thursday, November 24th at 8:30 AM
516-767-2121
$25 - $60
Participate in a run for a good cause this Thanksgiving! Proceeds from this 5 Mile Run go to Community Chest of Port Washington, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of Port Washington residents.
 
Smithtown Kickers Turkey Trot 2016 at Smithtown Elementary School
51 Lawrence Avenue, Smithtown, NY 11787
Thursday, November 24th at 8:30 AM
$10 - $25
Get your running shoes on for this Turkey Trot & Fun Run. Proceeds benefit Angela's House, Smithtown Children's Foundation, and other local charities!
 
9th Annual 5K Run/Walk For The Park (Turkey Trot) at Nissequogue River State Park
799 St. Johnland Road, Kings Park, NY 11754
Thursday, November 24th at 8:30 AM
516-437-4000
$10 - $30
Kids are welcome to partake in a 1K Turkey Trot and adults are welcome to participate in a 5K run/walk through the park. There will be a DJ & entertainment for all ages.
 
Garden City's 2016 Turkey Trot at St. Paul's School
285 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Thursday, November 24th at 8:30 AM
866-972-2348
$15 - $35
This run will begin at St. Paul's School on Stewart Ave and feature a challenger division race, 5 mile race and fun run. Proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and The Inn.
 
TWF's 2016 Thanksgiving Day Charity Run (Turkey Trot) at American Legion Hall
1 Mill Dam Road, Huntington, NY 11743
Thursday, November 24th at 8:30 AM
631-271-3349
$7 - $40
This 4 mile run draws more than 2,000 runners and the Family Fun Run is extremely popular with school kids and families.
 
Massapequa's 2016 Turkey Trot at John J. Burns Park
Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758
Thursday, November 24th at 8:45 AM
$10 - $35
This community driven 5k Turkey Trot & Fun Run will be raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). 
 
9th Annual Smiles Turkey Trot at Corey Beach Park
Corey Avenue, Blue Point, NY 11715
Thursday, November 24th at 8:45 AM
$10 - $20
Come out to the 9th Annual Smiles Turkey Trot to benefit Smiles Change Lives and Kids Run Long Island. The 5K will have no chips or official times, it's all about just having fun before dinnertime comes!
 
Family Program- Too Much Turkey Hike at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Sunrise Highway, Bohemia, NY 11716
Saturday, November 26th from 10AM - 12PM
631-581-1072
$8 Parking Fee, $4 Per Adult; $3 Per Child (Ages 3-17)
Feeling stuffed after a long day of eating? Then head out on a 3 mile walk along the Connetquot River!