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Maryland Turkey Trots and Thanksgiving Fun Runs

Lace up those sneakers and get ready to run this Fall! Here’s a list of Turkey Trots and Thanksgiving Fun Runs happening in 2021. Many of the races are back in person, some are virtual, and registration is open so sign up today!

Greater Chesapeake Bay Wellness Race 10K & 5K, Virtual 10K-5K-3K
Nov. 20, 8am, Cambridge
Join us for the 18th Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Wellness Race – Now a Live Race with a Virtual Component, Thanksgiving Week event, organized by Eastern Shore Hospital Center. $25.
Eastern Shore Hospital Center, 5262 Woods Rd, Cambridge.

Dashing Thru the Show 5K Fun Run
Nov. 20, 2020; 6:15 p.m., Annapolis
Join the 5K FUN RUN “Dashing Thru The Show” at Sandy Point State Park. You and your family can see Lights on Bay with a fun 5K run. Proceeds benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. $55 per car (up to 5 people). Due to insurance regulations safety issue: No wheels, headphones, pets, baby joggers, or strollers etc. permitted during the event. Strictly enforced!
Sandy Point State Park, 1100 E College Pkwy, Annapolis.

Fort Meade Turkey Trot 5k and 1 Mile Walk
Canceled for 2021

PDG Rehabilitation Services Virtual Turkey Trot
Nov. 21-27. Join us for our 2nd Annual Turkey Trot in your own, safe way and walk, run, trot, and wobble your way to raise money and help do great things for Maryland’s mental health. Two options to choose from – The Butterball Express or Golden Gobbler – and 100% of the proceeds go to PDG consumer services in Maryland communities. $15-$45.

Festival of Lights Trot for a Turkey
Nov. 21, 2021; 5-9 p.m., Upper Marlboro
Help families in need by running or walking a 5K through the beautiful Winter Festival of Lights! Your registration fee will provide a family in need with a holiday turkey. Registration required. $30.
Watkins Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro

Annapolis Striders Cold Turkey 10K
Canceled for 2021

Downtown Columbia Turkey Trot 5K
Nov. 25, 2021, 8:30am
Join fellow turkey lovers, runners and friends for an appetite-inducing morning of good-natured competition. Starting and finishing at The Mall in Columbia, runners will complete at 5K distance and earn a logo shirt and finisher medal. $36-$40.
The Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia

Sheppard Pratt Frederick Turkey Trot
Nov. 25, 8am. Frederick
Lace up your sneakers and join us Thanksgiving Day, November 25, for a 5K run and 1K fun run/walk! For those unable to join us in person, we are offering a virtual option for the 5K run. $10-$35.
Baker Park, Frederick

Catonsville’s 17th Annual CHS XC Turkey Trot 5K Race and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk
Nov. 25, 8:10am, Catonsville.
It’s back and better than ever. 100% of the proceeds of our Annual Catonsville Turkey Trot race go directly to the CHS Cross Country program. With the safety and race integrity of our participants in mind, strollers are not allowed on the 5k race course. $20-$35
Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Ave. Catonsville.

group running a Turkey Trot

YMCA Camp Letts Turkey Chase 5k and 10k
Virtual November 15-30, 2021.
YMCA Camp Letts Turkey Chase is teaming up with all the branches in YMCA of Metropolitan Washington for an exciting VIRTUAL Turkey Chase this year.
Cost: $39 & up. Benefits Caring for Community camp scholarships.
YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Rd., Edgewater.

Jug Bay Post Turkey Trail 5k
Nov. 27, 8:30 a.m., Lothian
Join Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary’s Superintendent Patricia Delgado for a fun 5K run along our beautiful, scenic trails of the Jug Bay Glendening Nature Preserve. The trail is all off road with some single track areas. Run times are not recorded. Hot cider and a light snack will be provided after the run. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Jug Bay to fund the purchase of kayaks, which will support our outdoor education programs along the Patuxent River. Ages 12 and up. Registration is required. $15/person.
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Glendening Preserve, 5702 Plummer Lane, Lothian

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Check out our Guide to Holiday Events and Seasonal Fun

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