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Stretch your turkey legs this Thanksgiving Day

Get into feast mode at these three local Turkey Trots.

runners at the starting line of a race

Fun fact: The first trot took place in Buffalo, NY in 1896, making it one of the oldest foot races in the US.

Photo by the YMCA of Greater Louisville

Before gobbling up all that great Thanksgiving food some of you might be lacing up your sneakers for a Turkey Trot.

There are three races in Derby City on Thanksgiving, so on your marks…

🦃 Louisville Hungry Turkey
Run or walk this 5K river-side course at Waterfront Park.

  • Registration: $25-$60
  • Features: Clifton donuts at the finish line + a commemorative fleece hoodie or long-sleeve shirt

🦃 53rd Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
Choose your stride and shake your tail feather around a looped course near A.B. Sawyer Park that starts and finishes at the Northeast YMCA.

  • Registration: $20-$60
  • Features: Choice of a 5K, 10K, or kids trot + event shirt and medal

🦃 Iroquois Hill Runners Thanksgiving Day Run
Strollers and dogs are welcome to this five-miler through the tree-lined loops of Iroquois Park.

  • Registration: $40
  • Features: Cash prizes, costume contest, long-sleeve shirt and medal + free coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and apple cider
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