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Walks, Runs and Turkey Trots Get You Moving in November!

Turkey day walks & runs — now a holiday tradition for many families — are back. Find one nearby & feel better about those second helpings!

Eating turkey, watching football and running 3.1 miles. Every year, more people are adding 5K turkey trot races to their list of Thanksgiving Day traditions.

There are plenty of opportunities around Middle Tennessee to get you and the kiddos moving this November. Here are a few:

Turkey Trot Fresno

Commodore Trot

Friday, Nov. 5 | 11:30 a.m.
Vanderbilt University
2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville
Benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $5 and you will receive a t-shirt, food and a chance to win several different prizes.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Saturday, Nov. 6 | 7:30 a.m.
Nissan Stadium
201 Shelby Ave, Nashville
Benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Ceremony and route opens at 8 a.m.

Parkinson’s Moving Day

Saturday, Nov. 13 | 7:30 a.m.
Centennial Park
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville
Benefiting The Parkinson’s Foundation. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the two-mile route opens at 8 a.m.

Full Belly Friends of Shelby 5K and Fun Run

Saturday, Nov. 7 | 8:30 a.m.
Shelby Park
1900 Davidson Street, Nashville
Cost is $40 plus a $3.03 sign up fee. Comes with a free Bella Canvas, long sleeve t-shirt and other swag from local businesses.

Nashville Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 25 | 7 a.m.
Two Rivers Mansion
3130 McGavock Pk, Nashville
10-mile ($80), 8K ($60) or 5K ($9.99 for 11 & younger) to benefit the ALS Association. Registration is 7 – 8 a.m. Kids dash is 8:15, race starts at 8:30 a.m.


Thursday, Nov. 25 | 7 a.m.
111 Vine Street, Murfreesboro
A 4-mile walk/run through historic Murfreesboro starting at 8 a.m. $40 thru Nov. 23, $45 on Nov. 24. Teams of 4 or more will receive a discount.

Franklin Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 25 | 7 a.m.
Cool Springs
3000 Meridian Blvd, Franklin
Benefiting GraceWorks Ministries. Early Bird prices are $40 for 10K, $35 for 5K and $13 for 1K Turkey Chase (ages 9 and younger). Registration opens at 7 a.m.

Tommy Crockett Memorial Turkey Trot 5K

Thursday, Nov. 25 | 7:30 a.m.
Mt. Juliet
3100 Oxford Drive, Mt. Juliet
Timed event, t-shirts for finishers, and all proceeds go to a local charity. Runners, walkers, strollers and pets welcome.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon

Saturday, Nov. 20 | 7:30 a.m.
Downtown Nashville
The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series features five distance selections and incorporates Nashville’s landmarks, finishing at Nissan Stadium.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.