Earn Your Turkey

Run, don’t walk, after your entree.

Krystie Epperson

Make room for the mashed potatoes by running one of the South’s many Thanksgiving races. Here’s the skinny.


Number of participants in the annual Tampa Bay Turkey Trot, which includes a 10K, 5K, and one-mile run.


Number of years the New Orleans Track Club has held its five-mile Turkey Day Race (2015 marks 108 years).


Number of free turkeys Piggly Wiggly gives away each year to lucky participants in the 10K Sam Lapidus Montclair Run in Birmingham.

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Amount raised by the five-mile Boulevard Bolt to benefit Nashville-area homeless communities since the race’s founding on Thanksgiving Day 1994.


Amount awarded to the first-place finisher in Charleston’s Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble 5K.


Average number of calories burned during the Thanksgiving Atlanta Half Marathon.


Average temperature (Farenheit) during the Baptist Health South Florida Turkey Day 5K and 10K Run in Miami.