Thanksgiving Turkey Trots Around the Main Line Region

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Want to get in some exercise to offset your Thanksgiving meal? Lace up your sneakers for these turkey trots around the Philadelphia suburbs.

The Philadelphia area’s annual turkey trot races are a tradition like no other. These events around the Main Line will not only help you burn off those Thanksgiving dinner calories, but they also provide great opportunities to give back to your community and raise money for those in need during this special time of the year.

Thanksgiving Day

8th Annual MoTown Turkey Trot

1020 Horsham Rd., North Wales
Begins at 8 a.m.

Formerly known as the North Wales Turkey Trot, the MoTown Turkey Trot is back for its eighth year. Get the whole family involved and start a new tradition with the 8K, 5K, two-mile fun run/walk or half-mile kids’ fun run.

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Chester County Turkey Trot

445 Manor Ave., Downingtown
Begins at 7:40 a.m.

The 21st annual Chester County Turkey Trot is back to help raise funds for the Downingtown West High School cross country team and the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation. There will be a 5K race, 2K race and kids’ fun run.

Garnet Valley Turkey Trot 5k

552 Smithbridge Rd., Glen Mills
Begins at 9 a.m.


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With a 5K and one-mile run, you have the chance to win awesome prizes after this Glen Mills race. All participants will receive a long-sleeve tech tee and chipped race bib. There will also be a special Turkey Day prize awarded to the best dressed adult turkey and kids turkey.

Seven Summits Therapy 5K Turkey Trot and Children’s Fun Run

500 Lee Rd., Wayne
Begins at 9 a.m.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, this children’s fun run and 5K benefit Hope 4 Hoey. Kids will kick off the event with a fun run at 8:45 a.m., and the 5K will follow at 9 a.m.

Toss Your Turkey 5K

101 College Dr., Pottstown
Begins at 8:30 a.m.


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You’ll receive a long-sleeve tech shirt and TYT race bib for competing in the 13th anniversary of this fundraiser. Proceeds benefit Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities for Feeding and Sheltering the Homeless as well as Pottsgrove Athletics. Family pricing is available for groups larger than four.

Wayne Turkey Trot

4 West Ave., Wayne
Begins at 8 a.m. 

FS Investments hosts its seventh annual 5K to benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Radnor Township Police K-9 Unit and Philadelphia Financial Scholars. Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for students and children under 18.

Saturday, November 25

Cardinal John Foley School Turkey Trot

401 Brookline Blvd., Havertown
Begins at 9 a.m.

After you digest your holiday meal, prepare for this 17th annual trot, which takes place on a two-loop course through the Brookline neighborhood. All proceeds will benefit the students of Cardinal John Foley Regional Catholic School.

Phoenixville’s Burn Off the Bird 5K

501 Franklin Ave., Phoenixville
Begins at 9:30 a.m.

This 14-year family tradition is back in Phoenixville with a 5K race to ensure you have digested that Thanksgiving turkey. The trot starts at the Phoenixville Recreation Center parking lot and continues down the Schuylkill River Trail.

St. Bernadette’s 15th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and Family Fun Walk

1001 Turner Ave., Drexel Hill
Begins at 8:45 a.m.

St. Bernadette’s 15th annual race is an exciting dash. Winners in each age group will receive a medal for fastest time. This course takes you through a beautiful neighborhood in Drexel Hill.

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