It isn’t the month of November without the annual Turkey Trots! If you’ve been thinking about signing up for a race, but aren’t looking for anything too serious, Turkey Trots are for you. Go at your own pace and soak up the crisp fall air before winter. It’s a fun and active way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on November 24 with friends, family, and the Montgomery County community! Browse the list of races below to see what’s happening near you.

Large group of multi generation people running a race competition in nature.

MIP Foundation Turkey Trot

When: Thanksgiving Day — November 24

Where: Fort Washington State Park

420 Militia Hill Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Help raise money for teens and young adults facing cancer by running in MIP’s 5k and Fun Walk this Thanksgiving Day! Registration is limited due to parking restrictions so plan as far in advance as possible. Register here or donate and fundraise for a team!

Participants in the Turkey Trot in 2019

Photo Credit: Run Sign Up

Toss Your Turkey 5k

When: Thanksgiving Day

Where: Montgomery County Community College

101 College Drive, Pottstown, Pa 19465

Forget the turkey for the time being and trot with your friends and family to kick off the holiday! Each participant will receive a bib to run along the course on College Drive and River Front Park. This race will also be held virtually for anyone to run the race from November 22 to November 29. Proceeds from the event will go to the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities for feeding and sheltering the homeless and to Pottsgrove Athletics.  Register here!

YMCA Gobble Wobble

When: Thanksgiving Day

Where: Abington Early Learning Center route

1073 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Join the YMCA on Thanksgiving for a 5k or 2-mile gobble wobble! The race begins at 9 a.m. back at the Abington route. Unable to make it to the race on Thanksgiving morning? No problem! Anyone is welcome to join the race virtually. Register here!

Some Gobblers Wobbling on Thanksgiving Day

Photo Credit: YMCA Willow Grove

MoTown Turkey Trot 

When: Thanksgiving Day

Host Venue: Kiddie Academy

1020 Horsham Road, North Wales, Pa 1954

Racecourse: US 202 Parkway

Run with Montgomery Township on Thanksgiving Day in the 8k, 5k, 2-mile fun run/walk, or the Gobble Gobble half-mile kids fun run. The races will take place in this order. It’s a fun morning for the whole family to take advantage on the holiday! Register here.

Race on US 202

Photo Credit: Scoogie Events

PW American Red Cross Club Turkey Trot

When: Sunday, November 20

Where: 201 East Germantown Pike, Colonial Drive – Victory Fields, Plymouth Meeting, Pa 19462

Register for the PW American Red Cross Club event and run to help them support victims of Hurricane Ian and for the club’s future endeavors. It’s their first annual Turkey Trot and they’re inviting you to join to make it a great one! Register for the 5k run/walk or the 1-mile walk here.

The Leftovers Run

When: Sunday, November 27

Where: Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

101 New Mill Road, Oaks, Pa 19403

Burn off your leftovers at The Leftovers Run for an in-person 4.1-mile run or a half marathon. Both races will start in Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, with the 4.1-mile course taking you on the Audubon Loop. The half marathon will weave through the SRT, Phoenixville, and then on the Audubon Loop. By signing up, you will help support The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry in Collegeville, Pa. Register here!

In the mood to do an extra race? The Phoenixville Jaycees are hosting a race the day before, Burn Off The Bird Race. If you’re interested, register for both races at once and save $10.


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