Delaware Valley Turkey Trots

Family-friendly runs before and on Thanksgiving
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If you’re the type of family who likes to participate in a 5K run together before feasting on your Thanksgiving meal, you’re in luck. The Delaware Valley has plenty of turkey trots happening before and on Thanksgiving Day this year. Many events feature a special run just for kids and some have virtual options if you’re not ready to run with a big group of people yet.

Be sure to register for your desired turkey trot in advance; prices often go up after the registration date.

We verified information to the best of our ability at press time. We recommend confirming information with event organizers before race day.

Have fun on your run!

Bordentown Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk
When: Saturday, Nov. 20, 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: 323 Ward Ave., Bordentown, New Jersey
Cost: $30

Chester County Turkey Trot
When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 7:45-8:08 a.m. (Elite Wave 5K Run); 8:15-9:05 a.m.
(Blue Wave 5K Run and Walk); 9:05-10 a.m. (1-Mile Walk); 9-9:30 a.m. (Kids’ Fun Run)
Where: Downingtown High School West, 445 Manor Ave., Downingtown, Pennsylvania; in-person and virtual events
Cost: $30 (Elite Wave 5K Run, Blue Wave 5K Run and Walk and 1-Mile Walk); $0 (Kids’ Fun Run)

Delco Turkey Trot
When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Nether Providence Elementary School, 410 Moore Road, Wallingford, Pennsylvania; in-person and virtual events
Cost: $35 (5K Virtual and Live Event); $20 (Little Drumstick Fun Run Virtual and Live Event)

Garnet Valley Turkey Trot
When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 9-10 a.m. (5K) and 9:10-10 a.m. (1 mile)
Where: Garnet Valley High School, 552 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Cost: $30 (5K); $25 (1 mile)

Medford Lakes Colony Turkey Trot 5K
When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Where: 79 Tecumseh Trail, Medford Lakes, New Jersey
Cost: $25

Moorestown Turkey Trot
When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 9:45 a.m.
Where: Moorestown High School, 350 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown, New Jersey; in-person and virtual events
Cost: $10 (in-person); no cost (virtual)

MoTown Turkey Trot
When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 8-10 a.m.
Where: Kiddie Academy, 1020 Horsham Road, North Wales, Pennsylvania
Cost: $42 (8K and 5K); $40 (2-Mile Fun Run and Walk); $19 (Gobble-Gobble Half-Mile Kids’ Fun Run)

Seven Summits Therapy 5K Turkey Trot and Children’s Fun Run
When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m. (5K); 8:45 (Children’s Fun Run)
Where: Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Road, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Cost: $25 (5K); $5 (Children’s Fun Run)

Sixth Annual Boyertown Turkey Trot
When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m.
Where: Boyertown Community Park, 417 S. Madison St., Boyertown, Pennsylvania; in-person and virtual events
Cost: $25

Thanksgiving Day MS Run
When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m. (10K); 9:10 a.m. (Kiddie Run); 10:30 a.m. (5K)
Where: PNC Bank Center, 222 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, Delaware
Cost: $40 (5K and 10K); $35 (5K or 10K); $5 (Kiddie Fun Run)

Toss Your Turkey 5K
When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Montgomery County Community College, 101 College Drive, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Cost: $30

YMCA Gobble Wobble 5K and Walk
When: Thursday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: 323 Ward Ave., Bordentown, New Jersey; 1073 Old York Road, Abington, Pennsylvania; virtual
Cost: $30 (solo and group runners 12 and older); $15 (solo runners 11 and younger); $12 (group runners ages 11 and younger)

This piece first appeared in the November 2021 issue of MetroKids.

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