Sprint to these Boston-area turkey trots

Thanksgiving is off to the races at these turkey trots in Greater Boston.

A group of runners wearing race bibs and one runner in a turkey costume pose in front of tents and yellow-leaved trees

Nonprofit running organization Stride for Stride poses at the 2022 Gobble Gobble Gobble race in Somerville.

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Let’s talk turkey... trots. Before you embark on a marathon of homemade Thanksgiving dishes next week, lace up your racers for these community runs around Boston.

Whether you want to kick off turkey day with a 5K, or if a five-miler is more your speed, check out these local road races.

πŸ‘Ÿ Saturday, Nov. 18

The J. Barry Dwyer Red Devil Turkey Trot
Length: 3.1 miles
Start time: 10 a.m.
Location: 299 Everett Ave., Chelsea
Registration: $25
Fun fact: A ~1.8 mile walk and virtual 5K are also open for registration to help raise money for Chelsea High School students + the school’s running programs.

πŸ‘Ÿ Sunday, Nov. 19

PKL x NOBULL Ernie Trot
Length: 3 mile run or 1.5 mile walk
Start time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 64 C St., Boston
Registration: $40
Fun fact: Running legend Kelly Whittaker leads this fun run + walk, which includes a brunch entree, cocktail or mocktail, and giveaways.

Wobble Before You Gobble
Length: 3.1 miles
Start time: 10 a.m.
Location: 82 Summer St., Malden
Registration: $40
Fun fact: This race will benefit Bread of Life, a Malden-based nonprofit that distributes food to families in need.

πŸ‘Ÿ Thursday, Nov. 23

Franklin Park Coalition 11th Annual Turkey Trot
Length: 3.1 miles
Start time: 9 a.m.
Location: Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, 1Circuit Dr., Dorchester
Registration: $35
Fun fact: This Franklin Park tradition is the largest Thanksgiving Day race in Boston.

27th Annual Gobble Gobble Gobble
Length: 4 miles
Start time: 9 a.m.
Location: Seven Hills Park, 3 Otis St., Somerville
Registration: $45
Fun fact: Proceeds will go towards the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Somerville Track PAC, Stride for Stride, and Dilboy VFW Veterans Relief Fund.

20th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Road Race
Length: 5 miles
Start time: 8 a.m.
Location: Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem
Registration: $33
Fun fact: This race will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.

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