Chattanooga turkey trots in 2023

Run or walk for a cause this holiday season.

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Before gobbling up all that great food this Thanksgiving, some of you might be lacing up those sneaks.

Here are four festive turkey trots happening around Chattanooga (and one happening all across the globe) for folks feeling inspired to run, walk, or lightly jog this holiday season.

Grateful Gobbler, Coolidge Park

On Thursday, Nov. 23, the Grateful Gobbler will return for its annual 5k run/walk benefitting The Maclellan Shelter for Families. The race begins at 8 a.m. + registration starts at $15.

Stuffing Strut, Chester Frost Park Pavilion

Participate in a 5k walk/run on Thursday, Nov. 23 to help raise money for the Northside Neighborhood House, the Soddy-Daisy Food Bank, the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department + the Soddy-Daisy Middle School’s Jim Wilson Fund. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. + registration is $30.

Sportsbarn Turkey Trot, 6170 Lee Hwy.

This annual turkey trot hosted by the Chattanooga Track Club includes a Kiddie-K, a three-mile walk/jog, or 8k that will benefit The Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Depending on the race, the start time is between 8:30 to 9 a.m. + registration starts at $6.

Chattanooga Hungry Turkey Run, Coolidge Park

You have some time to let your Thanksgiving meal settle before this run on Saturday, Nov. 25. Choose to participate in a 5k, 10k, or half marathon in support of Girls on the Run. The race begins at 8 a.m. + registration starts at $60.

Gobble Til You Wobble, locations vary

Participate in a one-mile, 5k, 10k, 13.1-mile, or 26.2-mile walk/run that can be completed anytime or anywhere during the month of November. Register for $17.99, proceeds will benefit Feeding America.

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