Wednesday's Top 10: Thanksgiving Turkey Trots

Burn some calories before eating your Thanksgiving feast!

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Turkey trots and Turkey races abound on Thanksgiving Day morning. If you are not trapped in the kitchen waiting for the turkey to cook, or if you are but want the rest of the family out from under foot, a morning Turkey Trot may be just the thing. They're also a good way to burn off some calories before gorging on turkey and trimmings - if you're one to go back for seconds, getting your exercise on pre-meal is a great way to get ahead of dreaded fat that comes with feasting on holidays. So strap on some running shoes and join a turkey trot near you this year.  

Here is a list of some Long Island Turkey Trots that include a shorter Family Fun Runs:
  • Montauk Turkey Trot/Run for Fun 
    9:00AM until 12:00PM  
    Keeshan Real Estate and the East Hampton Town Recreation Dept. hosts the Run for Fun Turkey Trot to give you an appetite for the day ahead. Categories for all ages.  Info at (631) 324-2417.
  • Oyster Bay Turkey Trot 
    7:00 AM registration 9:00AM start.  
    Fast/Scenic 5K through Oyster Bay.  Online registration or call Vince Giambanco, Citius Athletics (516) 313-5491
  • Nissequogue River State Park Foundation 
    5K Run/Walk for the Park at 9 AM and 1K Turkey Trot for Kids at 8:30 AM.  Cash prizes and all proceeds benefit the park. 
  • Thanksgiving Day Run 
    Huntington Fun Run starts at 8:30 AM and the 4 mile starts at 9 AM.  From walkers to top shelf runners, everyone enjoys getting together for this great event.
  • Port Washington Thanksgiving Day Run 
    Manorhaven Park 8:30 AM All participants will receive a long-sleeved tee shirt.
  • Garden City Turkey Trot 
    The Challenger Division starts at 8:30 AM, the Fun Run 1.4 Mile starts at 9:15 AM and the 5 Mile Turkey Trot starts at 10 AM.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross.
  • Turkey Trot  
    Mattituck High School 8:45 AM-10 AM.  5K road race to benefit the Mattituck Cutchogue Teachers Association Senior Scholarship Fund and the North Fork Breast Health Coalition.
  • Smiles Turkey Trot 
    Race starts and finishes at Corey Beach Park on the Great South Bay and winds through the beautiful town of Blue Point.  Kid's Fun Run 8:45 AM, 5K run 9 AM and 1.5 Mile Walk 9AM.
  • Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 
    The race will begin and end at The Bay Shore Marina. Fun Run starts at 9 AM and the 5K starts at 9:30 AM.  All of the proceeds will help fund the YMCA of Long Island Family Services Program.
  • Shoreham Turkey Trot  
    Both 5K and 5 Mile races start at 8 AM.


Lace up your sneakers and tell us about
your favorite Turkey Trot on Long Forum!