Break a preemptive sweat with your crew on November 22 at a local turkey trot.
Colonial Park, Somerset
Rain or shine, you don't have to wait until Thanksgiving to start burning off calories for that massive meal. Bonus: you'll have the entire day of Thanksgiving to cook your bird.
Crest Dr., Maplewood
9 am/5K, 10 am/fun run
Show the kids how its done at the 5K and watch them handle some friendly competition at the kids' fun run, which will have prizes for each age group (an an awards ceremony!).
Lester Herrschaft Center, Clifton
Lace up your running shoes and go for gold. Races will be divided by age groups and awards will be given to top three racers, then stick around to win a raffle, gobble snacks, listen to music and more.
99 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge
Whether you're in it to burn calories or have a good time, choose between either a 5K or 15K, and if you're in it for the Thanksgiving glory, awards will be given out to the top overall racers. There'll also be medals awarded for each age group and commemorative long-sleeve t-shirts.
Glen Meadow School, Vernon
Vernon will host its second annual run to raise funds in support of the Harvest House Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen (don’t forget to donate a nonperishable!).
Glen Ridge High School, Glen Ridge
8:15 am/mile, 9 am/8K
Both the 8K Classic and One Mile Run benefit the Glen Ridge Educational Foundation and honors heroes Horace Ashenfelter, who won the steeplechase event at the 1952 Olympic Games and Tom Fleming, who won the 1973 and 1975 New York City Marathons.
23 White Deer Plaza, Sparta
8:15 am/fun run, 8:45 am/trot
Spend the morning with other community members, while also helping donate to Sparta Public Schools. Before you beginning cooking for the day, this annual turkey trot invites you to walk, run, jog, skip or trot with your 5-and-uppers.
390 Doremus Ave., Glen Rock
Start the burn early. Hit the streets with the fam and burn off calories before digging into dinner.
Mercer County Park, West Windsor
8:30 am/5K, 8:45 am/fun run
Hit either the 5K or walk/fun run with the fam. Make it a competition and see who can finish the race first. Winner gets the wishbone!
Main St., Flemington
Choose a 5K run or two-mile walk at this 26-year tradition. All proceeds benefit career pathways and community employment for students and adults with disabilities.