Thanksgiving runs + walks in Chattanooga

Trot your way over to this list of six Thanksgiving runs and walks in the Chattanooga area.

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Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like a 5k at 8 in the morning... right?

Photo by Lawson Whitaker, provided by Grateful Gobbler

Listen. There are two types of families — the ones who run on Thanksgiving, and the ones who don’t.

Editor Brianna here, and this year, I thought I was finally marrying out of a Turkey Trot family only for my husband to decide that this is the year he wants to start a fun new Thanksgiving tradition. Can you guess what it is?

... the Turkey Trot.

If you were also born or married into this type of family — or you just love to get up early + run a 5k on federal holidays — we’ve rounded up six local Thanksgiving runs that you can participate in.

👟 Grateful Gobbler | Thursday, Nov. 24 | Starts at 8 a.m. | Coolidge Park | $15-$30 | 5k walk/run benefiting the Maclellan Shelter for Families.

👟 Stuffing Strut | Thursday, Nov. 24 | Starts at 8:30 a.m. | Chester Frost Park | $30+ | 5k walk/run benefiting Northside Neighborhood House, the Soddy-Daisy Food Bank, the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department + Soddy-Daisy Middle School’s Jim Wilson Fund.

👟 Sportsbarn Turkey Trot | Thursday, Nov. 24 | Starts at 8:30-9 a.m., depending on race | Lee Highway Sportsbarn | $6-$42 | Kiddie-K, 3-mile walk/jog, or 8k supporting the Chattanooga Track Club + benefiting The Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.

👟 Thanksgiving Day 5k | Thursday, Nov. 24 | Starts at 8 a.m. | Tinsley Park, Cleveland | $20-$30 | 1-mile fun run/walk or 5k.

👟 Chattanooga Hungry Turkey | Saturday, Nov. 26 | Starts at 6:45 a.m. | Coolidge Park | $55-$90 | 5k, 10k, or half marathon two days after Thanksgiving — so you can actually enjoy the holiday.

👟 Top Bird Virtual Turkey Trot | Any time | Anywhere | $18-$35 | Run, walk, swim, bike, or use any forward motion you’d like for this virtual holiday 5k.

Need to carbo-load? Get your fill at this year’s Gratefull Chattanooga free community event on Thursday, Nov. 17.

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