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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 Trot

    The Manasquan Turkey Trot is on Saturday November 18, 2023. It includes the following events: Manasquan Turkey Trot - 5 Mile and Manasquan Turkey Trot - 1 Mile.

  • Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot

    Ocean City, NJ | Thursday, November 24th

    Fast and the Furriest Turkey Trot 5k

    Causes event in Ocean City, NJ by Humane Society of Ocean City on Thursday, November 24 2022 with 101 people interested and 52 people going.

  • 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

    Fitness event in New Jersey by Parvin State Park Appreciation Committee, Inc. and Second Capital Running on Thursday, November 24 2022

  • The Chatham Turkey Trot

    Chatham Township, NJ | Thursday, November 24th

    The Chatham Turkey Trot

    The Chatham Turkey Trot hosts a 1 Mile Family Fun Run and a USATF certified 5K Race in Chatham, NJ. Since its inception in 2009, we have raised more than $230,000 benefiting first responders and diabetes research and education.

  • 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

    Fitness event in Holmdel, NJ by Glowbash 5K on Thursday, November 24 2022

  • 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

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