NYC Turkey Trot Guide

Turkey Trots have become an essesntial part of Thanksgiving tradition. The holiday best known for food comas, family and football now includes a morning Turkey Trot in preparation for the 5000 calories headed your way. Thanksgiving has become the largest running event of the year as participants flock, no pun intended, to events across the country. 

We have two things for you in this article

1 - A list of Turkey Trots happening around the NYC area you might want to check out.

2 - The RunGuides NYC Turkey Trot map to help you find Turkey Trots near you

Nassau County 5K Turkey Trot

Nassau County 5k Turkey Trot

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2023
Location: New York
Distance: 5k

Join other participants in the stunning Eisenhower Park and help those in need. All athletes are encouraged to bring food donations to the race site or pre-race checkins. Adults are welcome to run the 5k with a jogging stroller and the race also features a Kids' Chase the Gobbler 1K -- this is a day for all!

> Get more info about the Nassau County 5K Turkey Trot

Rockaway Beach Thanksgiving Half & 5K

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: New York
Distance: 5k, Half-Marathon

Rockaway Beach Thanksgiving Half Marathon boasts a world-class running event on a flat and fast (no hills at all) course with spectacular ocean views every step of the way. The 5k course is one loop with turnaround at Beach 126 Street and Beach 97 St. 3.1-mile loop with start and finish on 116 street. The 1/2 marathon is 2 loops with turn around on Beach 126 St. and 56 Place. This course is 2 identical loops totaling 13.1 miles with ample water spots.

> Get more info about the Rockaway Beach Thanksgiving Half & 5K

Long Beach City Council Turkey Trot

Long Beach Turkey Trot

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Location: City of Long Beach
Distance: 1mi, 10k

The Annual City Council Turkey Trot offers a 10K (6.2 miles) and a 1-mile Children's Race on race day. The race is held at the Long Beach Catholic Regional School Gymnasium, 735 West Broadway, Long Beach, NY. 

> Get more info about the Long Beach City Council Turkey Trot

Trudy Dunbar Memorial 5K Turkey Trot

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Location: Tarrytown
Distance: 1mi, 5k

The Trudy Dunbar Memorial 5K Turkey Trot will be a road course race that starts and finishes at Pierson Park. Besides the 5K race, there is also a 1-mile race for kids ages 7-9.

> Get more info about the Trudy Dunbar Memorial 5K Turkey Trot

Westchester Turkey Trot

Westchester Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Location: Valhalla
Distance: 5k, 10k

Join the annual Westchester Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day! Proceeds from the event benefit Hillside Food Outreach, a nonprofit organization that delivers healthy food to disabled or immobile citizens.

> Get more info about the Westchester Turkey Trot

Looking for More Runs?

For the complete list of Turkey Trots and other races happening in and around NYC go to www.runguides.com/new-york/runs

NYC Turkey Trot

Published on Oct 12, 2023
Chat Icon
RunGuides