Before spending a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend eating food and lounging around, there are plenty of fun running events you can attend in the Raleigh area. That's the idea behind Turkey Trots. These long-distance races have become a fun Thanksgiving tradition. But where can you find one to participate in if you've just moved to the Triangle? Here are five great Turkey Trots you can sign up for near Raleigh properties for sale.
- Turkey Trot 5K Run - 1808 Lake Pine Drive, Cary, NC 27511
Held a few days before Thanksgiving, on Saturday, November 19th at 10 am, this Turkey Trot 5K Run will take place at Apex Community Park near Cary homes for sale. The course is beautiful, taking you through the park and around a lake. Be sure to register early for this one, as it's limited to the first 600 participants, and they typically fill up quickly. There are a variety of age group categories to choose from and the option to run either competitively or recreationally.
- Gobbler's Run 5K - 325 S Wingate Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
This annual 5K race happens on Thanksgiving morning, from 8 am to 10 am on the 24th, and is sponsored by The Jim Allen Group. Happening near homes for sale in Wake Forest, all proceeds from the race go to benefit the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. A great race for both serious runners and non-runners alike, the Gobbler's Run 5K helps you stay active while also supporting a good cause.
- Inside-Out Sports Turkey Trot - 2002 Grisdale Lane, Cary, NC 27513
The Inside-Out Sports Turkey Trot has events for the whole family. If you've come to run, the 8K race starts at 9 am on the 24th at the Inside-Out Sports store. If you'd rather keep things casual, you can come at 8:30 am and do a fun, 1-mile walk instead. And for the children, there's a Kids Dash at 10:30 am. You can sign up for each race on the day, but if you register in advance, you get $5 off. Plus, if you register before November 13th, you can also get a t-shirt.
- TROSA Turkey Trot 5K - 1820 James Street, Durham, NC US 27707
The second annual TROSA Turkey Trot 5K will be held on the TROSA campus near Durham homes for sale. Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. is a recovery program and treatment facility. The race, which starts at 8 am on the 24th, is a benefit for TROSA and its residents. All entrants will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt and post-race refreshments, plus the chance to win other prizes. Be sure to register by the 22nd to run.
- Run Off the Turkey Trot Thanksgiving 5K/10K/13.1 VR Run Raleigh
This is a virtual Turkey Trot, which means although it's based in Raleigh, you can run it anywhere you like! Sign up and run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, or whatever length you're able to, along whatever route you choose. You can even choose what day you want to run it - anytime between November 26th and December 4th. They'll send you a certificate of completion, a workout playlist, and more. There are also physical packages available, which include a medal, t-shirt, snacks, and more, shipped to your home! If you're looking for a flexible running option, the Run Off the Turkey Trot is the one for you.
The Raleigh area has plenty of fun events going on throughout the year. If you're ready to make Raleigh your new home, contact us! Our real estate agents will help you find a home that meets your needs in a neighborhood you'll love.