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Now that it’s November most of us have turkey on the brain but there’s also something we should start preparing for if we haven’t already. That’s right, it’s time to grab your running shoes and sign up for that local Turkey Trot or 5K in town.

For some, it might be a household tradition and for others, well you’ll have your glass of wine and turkey leg very soon. The annual walk or run brings families and friends together to kick off holiday celebrations with most being held on the day of Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24th).

If you live here in New Jersey, there are Turkey Trots, and 5K races, among many other Thanksgiving-related events being held all month long statewide. Be sure to review each event website for any date or time changes prior to Thanksgiving as several will be held weather permitting.

Check out a selection of the Turkey Trots and 5K races being held in New Jersey throughout November 2022 below.

  • Howell 5k Turkey Trot & 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk

    Howell, NJ | Sunday, November 13th

    Turkey Trot5K Run/2 Mile Fun WalkSunday, November 13, 2022Oak Glen Park, 300 Preventorium RoadPre-Registration...

    Posted by Howell Township on Friday, October 21, 2022
  • Turkey Dash 5K

    Asbury Park, NJ | Saturday, November 19th

  • Manasquan Turkey Run

    Manasquan, NJ | Saturday, November 19th

    Manasquan Turkey Run

    Show Registration Details Registration Starting Registration Ending Price October 16, 2022, 12:00am EDT November 16, 2022, 6:59am EST $40.00 Race Fee + $3.40 SignUp Fee Age Based Pricing for Manasquan Turkey Run - 5 Mile October 16, 2022, 12:00am EDT November 16, 2022, 6:59am EST 12 and under $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee Age based pricing is automatically applied at checkout.

  • Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot

    Ocean City, NJ | Thursday, November 24th

    Fast and the Furriest Turkey Trot 5k

    The Howliday Tradition continues..... 15th Annual Humane Society of Ocean City Fast and the Furriest Turkey Trot 5k down the beautiful Ocean City Boardwalk. for deTAILS and sign-up click link...

  • Medford Lakes Colony Turkey Trot 5K

    Medford Lakes, NJ | Thursday, November 24th

    On Thanksgiving morning in November of 1972 the first Medford Lakes Turkey Trot was held. Join us this year as we...

    Posted by Medford Lakes Colony Turkey Trot on Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • The Racefaster Thanksgiving Day Run

  • CAS Turkey Trot 2022

    Madison, NJ | Thursday, November 24th

    CAS Turkey Trot 2022

    The CAS Turkey Trot 2022 is on Thursday November 24, 2022 to Sunday November 27, 2022.

  • Mercer County Turkey Trot 1Mi Walk/Fun Run

  • Parvin Turkey Trot

    Pittsgrove, NJ | Thursday, November 24th

    Parvin Turkey Trot

    A Fine Family Race in a Fine Family Park Join the Parvin Appreciation Committee and Second Capital Running for the 5th anniversary of the Parvin Turkey Trot! A 5K Trail Race on Thanksgiving Morning...

  • The Chatham Turkey Trot

    Chatham Township, NJ | Thursday, November 24th

    The Chatham Turkey Trot

    Dear Neighbors & Friends, I invite you to join us on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022 for the 14th Annual Chatham Turkey Trot. The event consists of a 1 Mile Family Fun Run and a USA Track & Field certified 5K Race that takes participants through the scenic Highlands section of Chatham Township, NJ.

  • Bayonne Turkey Trot 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

    Bayonne, NJ | Thursday, November 24th

    Bayonne Turkey Trot 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

    The first annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on Thanksgiving Day morning, at 9:00am, at Hudson County Park. Join this community event with friends & family before the big feast!

  • Run Your Giblets Off Turkey Trot

    Holmdel, NJ | November 24, 2022

    Run Your Giblets Off Turkey Trot

    It has been a long two years... We are excited to bring back our 6th Annual Run your Giblets Off Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day! Please come our and join us in supporting a phenomenal cause!!

  • Tom O'Reilly Turkey Trot 5k

    Somerset, NJ | Sunday, November 27th

    Hi Friends! Less than a month to go! Most of you know Tom O'Reilly was the RD for the Somerset Turkey Trot @ Colonia...

    Posted by Elaine Acosta on Thursday, October 22, 2020