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Best Turkey Trots in NYC: 2018

People running in the New York City Turkey Trot.

Families across Manhattan will wake up early and participate in annual turkey trots from now until the day after Thanksgiving. Living in close proximity to so many charitable races is just another perk of living in the apartments for rent in NYC. While there are dozens upon dozens of races to choose from, these are the most popular.
New York City Turkey Trot, November 24th

If you’re ready to burn every calorie you ate on Thanksgiving, then this 15k run on Roosevelt Island is right up your alley. The trail offers breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and even has a few fresh baked cinnamon rolls waiting for you at the finish line. Of course, you can always opt for the 5k walk if all of that turkey has you feeling sluggish.

Children can take part in the “kid’s dash” as part of this event as well. The extra-adventurous can also take part in a 5k turkey trot on Thanksgiving Day at the same location. There’s no better way to stay in shape on the most indulgent holiday of the year.

Prospect Park Track Club Turkey Trot, November 22nd

Enjoy the scenery of Prospect Park as you take part in this famous turkey trot. The event begins at the Lakeside, taking your through a 5k that weaves in and out of the park trails. It’s a beautiful way to spend the morning, and an excellent way to burn a few pounds before your Thanksgiving meal. If you manage to come in first place, there’s a pie and winter hat for the victor. Every runner can enjoy fruit, bagels, and hot chocolate after the race.

Long Beach Turkey Trot, November 18th

Considered one of the East’s best turkey trots, this annual 10k is entering its fourteenth year. Everyone who finishes the race receives a trophy for doing so, bot only one winner will be awarded a fresh turkey to cook on Thanksgiving Day. Children can take part in a one-mile race, with plenty of refreshments and snacks hosted afterward.

Handy tip: Sign up before the 17th and you’ll receive $5 off your entry fee.

Coney Island Turkey Trot, November 18th

Coney Island’s variant on this Thanksgiving celebration is a little more lenient with a flat course, making it ideal for street runners and anyone who wants to take it easier on their legs. You can walk or run this 5k, which kicks off at Riegelmann Boardwalk at 11:30 a.m. (that’s right, you can sleep in and still participate!) All proceeds from the event are donated to the Coney Island Sports Foundation, a not-for-profit that sponsors local youth sports clubs from road races to catholic school events.

Massapequa Park Turkey Trot, November 17th

This event starts with a half mile youth run at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 5k run or walk at 9. While there’s no prize for coming in first place, all proceeds benefit the nonprofit YES Community Counseling Center and their work to prevent drug abuse. You can register online or via the USPS, though online is recommended. Every participant receives an event t-shirt, too. YES encourages participants to bring any nonperishable food items they can to help those less fortunate this Thanksgiving.

City Council Turkey Trot, November 18th

For fourteen years running, this City Council trot features a 10k loop that starts and ends on New York Avenue. Top racers will receive free turkeys, while anyone who crosses the finish line receives a trophy. A one-mile children’s race takes place one hour before the event at 8:30 a.m. Just like the Massapequa trot, everyone is encouraged to bring nonperishable food items and all participants receive a t-shirt.

Garden City Turkey Trot, November 18th

If you have family in Long Island, then you might want to stop at Garden City before the feast begins for a 1.4-mile fun run at 9:15 a.m. You can also choose to take part in a 5-mile trot, or watch the Challenger Division race for special-needs competitors at 8:30 that morning. The “fun run” is an excellent way for families to enjoy a turkey trot without having to train for a multi-K run prior. As always, nonperishable food donations are more than welcome.

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