Turkey Trots



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Work off that pumpkin pie with good people and great causes! 

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1 Turkey Trot Fun Run, Walk, or Jog - Denton

November 23, 2019, 8:00 - 11:00 AM
This 33rd Annual Turkey Trot event in Caroline County is a 2-mile walk, run, or jog for all ages from Denton Elementary School to Martinak State Park and back, includes free gifts to the first 100 registrants, and everyone is entered in the free turkey raffle.

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Runners enjoying the Turkey Trot for Project Echo Image Credit: The Arc of Southern Maryland

2 Turkey Trot for Project Echo - Prince Frederick

November 28, 2019
Run, walk, or parade in costume (think turkeys, Pilgrims, Native American Indians, pumpkins) at the  Annual Turkey Trot to benefit Project Echo at the ARC of Southern Maryland Community Resource Center. Register early to take advantage of the pre-reg perks.

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3 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot - Annapolis

November 28, 2019
Run through downtown Annapolis. Prize awarded for best turkey costume. Post-run refreshments will be served. Strollers, kids, and dogs are welcome to join in on the fun!  Registration required. Various donation levels described at on-line registration site.

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4 Y Turkey Trot Charity 5k - Eastern Shore and Central Maryland

November 28, 2019 8:30am
Open to all ages and abilities, everyone (including your pooch) can walk, run or stroll the 3.1-mile course and bask in the feel-good vibes! There are seven races in Central Maryland and six on the Eastern Shore. Participation benefits children and families living in poverty in our local community, so whether you’re trotting solo, on a team or with your family, register now and be surrounded by a community of goodwill Thanksgiving morning. Gobble, gobble!;

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Turkey Trek 5 K at Pemberton Historical Park annual poster Image Credit: Courtesy of Pemberton Historical Park

5 Turkey Trek 5K at Pemberton - Salisbury

November 28, 2019
Before the Feast, take a run along Pemberton Historical Park's nature trails.  Weave through forests, meadows and wetlands on a mostly flat terrain with some small hills. Supports Pemberton Historical Parks' environmental education programs.

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6 Catonsville's 16th Annual CHS XC Turkey Trot

November 28, 2019
Join other runners and walkers at the 15th Annual CHS XC Turkey Trot for this spectacular grass-roots event.  Registration is required for this event which features a cross country course, Battle of the Schools competition, and more.

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7 Hagerstown Community College Turkey Trot

November 28, 2019 9:00am
Presented by Hagerstown Community College Athletic Teams, the proceeds from this event directly benefit student athletes and scholarships.  Registration includes a free t-shirt, water stations, cash and prizes, 5K custom awards for each age group winner, entertainment, a food/toy drive, and much more.

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8 Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services Turkey Trot

November 28, 2019 8am
Join hundreds of other runners and walkers in either the 5k or 1 mile to help benefit various causes.

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9 Turkey Trot - Frederick

November 28, 2019
The Frederick Turkey Trot has become an annual Thanksgiving morning tradition in beautiful, historic downtown Frederick. For more than 15 years, Way Station has been hosting this event, bringing family, friends and local business together for a morning of fun, fellowship and exercise. It’s a great kick off to Thanksgiving Day and the holiday season.

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West 2nd St and North Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701

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10 Bulle Rock Turkey Trot 5k

November 28, 2019, 8:00am registration, 9:00am race

Weave through the Bulle Rock Community and Bulle Rock Golf Course on paved roads and paths to help support the Susquehanna Hose Company's equipment fund.  Awards will be given to the top three males and females as well as the youngest and oldest 5k participants.  Long-sleeve t-shirts are guaranteed for those who register by November 13, 2018.

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11 Annual Bethesda Turkey Chase Charity Run

November 28, 2019

Every Thanksgiving for the past 36 years, thousands of runners have gathered in Bethesda to run in the Turkey Chase in support of the YMCA’s Youth and Family Services, YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club Foundation.

Those organizations help make it possible, through financial assistance and local grants, for thousands of children and families in the community to attend Y programs and receive services that keep them safe, engaged and feeling valued.

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12 Jug Bay Post Turkey Trail 5k - Lothian

November 30, 2019

Take in the magnificent trails of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian after all that turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes.  All proceeds from the race go to Recreation Deeds for Special Needs and is part of Anne Arundel County's Move More race series which is designed to get Marylanders more active.

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13 Montgomery County Turkey Burn-off

November 30, 2019 8:30am - 11:00am
Work off those extra calories at one of the most popular club races in Montgomery County, the Turkey Burnoff at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg. The course is scenic and you’ll burn off that third helping of pumpkin pie on the gently rolling hills.

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Photo of runners at the Frederick Turkey Trot
West 2nd St and North Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701