Work Up an Appetite at One of These Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots

Before food, family time and football, start November 23 off at one of New Jersey's many Thanksgiving races.

Runners get ready for the 2016 Ashenfelter 8K Classic in Glen Ridge on Thanksgiving morning.
Runners get ready for the 2016 Ashenfelter 8K Classic in Glen Ridge on Thanksgiving morning.
Courtesy of Megan Giulianelli/VCapture Productions

Burn off some extra calories before you dig into that Thanksgiving feast at these turkey day runs. Best of all, most races benefit local charities.

2017 Ashenfelter 8K Classic & The Tom Fleming Mile

Time & Price: 8 am; $27, 1 Mile; $35; 8K
Location: Glen Ridge High School, 200 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge
Charity: Glen Ridge Educational Foundation

Second Annual Marlton Turkey Trot 5K 

Time & Price: 9 am; $15
Location: 25 East Main Street, Evesham Township

The Fast and Furriest Turkey Trot

Time & Price: 8 am; $15, Kids Fun Run; $30, 5K
Location: Ocean City boardwalk
Charity: Ocean City Humane Society

Run Your Giblets Off 5K Turkey Trot

Time & Price: 8 am; $45
Location: Bell Work, 1010 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel
Charity: The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean County & 17th Intelligence Squadron Booster Club

Butler Turkey Trot 2017

Time & Price: 8 am; $10-$25
Location: Memorial Field, Mabey Lane, Butler
Charity: Butler Booster Club

West Morris Central Track & Field Club Turkey Trot

Time & Price: 8 am; $25 per person; $75 for team of  up to 4 people
Location: West Morris Central High School, 259 Bartley Rd., Chester
Charity: Kyleigh D’Alessio, Tanner Birch and Stephen Berstler scholarships

11th Morris Township 5K/1M Turkey Trot

Time & Price: 7 am; $10, Kids’ Trot; $25-$35, 5K
Location: Ginty Field (adjacent to Police Headquarters), Morris Township
Charity: Interfaith Food Pantry & Literacy Volunteers of Morris County

2017 Flemington 5K Turkey Trot

Time & Price: 9 am; $20, virtual runners; $25, 2 Mile Fitness Walk; $30, 5K
Location: 71 Main Street, Flemington
Charity:  CEA & Johanna Foods, Inc.

Chatham Turkey Trot

Time & Price:  8 am; $20, 1 Mile Family Fun Run; $25, 5K; $30, day of for all races
Location: 110 Van Houton Avenue and Seminole Way
Charity:  Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Diabetes Research Institute, the Chatham Emergency Squad and The Barton Center for Diabetes Education

Krogh’s Annual Turkey Trot 

Time & Price: 8 am; $15, Fun Run; $25, Youth 5K; $35, Adult 5K
Location: in front of Krogh’s Restaurant & Brew Pub, 23 White Deer Plaza, Sparta
Charity:  Sparts Public Schools

Third Annual D&I Turkey Trot

Time & Price: 8 am; $25
Location: D&I Fitness, 9 W. South Orange Avenue, South Orange

Mercer County Turkey Trot

Time & Price: 8 am; $32, 1 Mile Fun Run; $37, 5K
Location: Mercer County Park (West Picnic Area), West Windsor
Charity: local food pantries

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