12 Turkey Trots in New Jersey

Work up an appetite ahead of your Thanksgiving feast!

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Courtesy of Chatham Turkey Trot and Glenn Clark

Before the big feast and holiday shopping, get your heart pumping at these runs, happening prior to and on Thanksgiving day. Think of pumpkin pie, stuffing and gravy as you burn off calories in support of local causes!

Hoboken Turkey Trot 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

Time & Price: Nov 23, registration opens at 8:45 am; $15–$40.
Location: Pier A Park, Hoboken
Cause: Charities in Hoboken

11th Annual Chatham Turkey Trot

Time & Price: Nov 28, registration opens at 8 am; $20–$30.
Location: 110 Van Houton Avenue, Chatham
Cause: The Chatham Turkey Trot is a tax-exempt non-profit organization. Since 2009, it has raised more than $150,000 benefitting the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Diabetes Research Institute, the Chatham Emergency Squad and The Barton Center for Diabetes Education.

13th Annual Morris Township Turkey Trot

Time & Price: Nov 28, registration opens at 7 am; $10–$30.
Location: Ginty Field Complex, Morris Township
Cause: Literacy Volunteers of Morris County and Interfairth Food Pantry

Run Your Giblets Off Turkey Trot

Time & Price: Nov 28, registration opens at 8 am; $30–$45.
Location: Bell Works, Holmdel
Cause: FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean County

Hopewell Valley 5K Turkey Trot

Time & Price: Nov 28, registration opens at 8 am; $28, or $25 with donation of two canned goods for local food pantry.
Location: 424 Federal City Road, Hopewell Township
Cause: Hopewell Valley Wrestling

Two Town Turkey Trot! Lambertville–New Hope

Time & Price: Nov 28, registration opens at 7:15 am; $35–$45.
Location: Lambertville Station
Cause: Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce programs and Fisherman’s Mark, a non-profit organization that serves those in need in all of the Delaware River Towns communities.

Somerville 5K Turkey Trot

Time & Price: Nov 28, registration opens at 7:45 am; $35.
Location: Engine Company No. 1, Somerville
Cause: Recreation programming

Ashenfelter 8K Classic and Tom Fleming Mile: 20th Anniversary

Time & Price: Nov 28, registration opens at 7 am; $25–$33.
Location: Glen Ridge High School Veteran’s Memorial Park
Cause: Programs in the Glen Ridge Public Schools

Jersey City Turkey Day 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run

Time & Price: Nov 28, registration opens at 8 am; $10–$30.
Location: Exchange Place, Jersey City
Cause: Jersey City Food Bank & St Lucy’s Homeless Center

Mercer County Turkey Trot

Time & Price: Nov 28, registration opens at 7 am; $33–$38.
Location: Mercer County Park (West Picnic Area), West Windsor
Cause: Local food pantries and charities

The Fast and Furriest 5K Turkey Trot

Time & Price: Nov 28, registration opens at 7 am; $15–$100.
Location: OC Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and the boardwalk
Cause: Ocean City Humane Society

27th Annual CEA Turkey Trot

Time & Price: Nov 28, registration opens at 9 am; $25–$35.
Location: Main Street, Flemington
Cause: CEA, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1970 by family members of people with disabilities.

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