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New England turkey trots

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  November 14, 2012 12:15 PM

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By Maureen Quinlan, Boston.com Correspondent

Here is a roundup of some turkey trot road races happening in the New England area before, on, and after Thanksgiving.

Kingston 5K Turkey Trot
Nov. 17, 9 a.m., 65 Pottle St., Kingston
$25 registration, $35 on race day
$15 for athletes (18 and under) who wear their team jerseys
Kid’s Mad Dash following the race, $10

Wolfeboro Turkey Trot
Nov. 17, 10 a.m., Railroad Depot, Railroad Ave., Wolfeboro, N.H.
$12 for 12 and under, $14 for 13 and older, $20 after Nov. 13
2K kids fun run, 5K run or walk. The race proceeds benefit the Gift of Warmth Fund, which helps local families with heating costs and other needs during the winter months.

Southbridge Gobble Gobble
Nov. 18, 10 a.m., 1 North St., Southbridge
$25 for 5K and 10K, $5 for 1 mile
1 mile, 5K or 10K

Slattery’s Turkey Trot
Nov. 18, 1 p.m., 106 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg
5 miles, Kids races
$25 early registration, $30 race day registration

Marion 5K Turkey Trot
Nov. 18, 10:15 a.m., 235 Front St., Marion
$18 for early registration, $20 for race day registration.

America’s Hometown Thanksgiving 5k
Nov. 18, 10 a.m., 30 Town Wharf Road, Plymouth
$20 for early registration, $25 race day registration
All proceeds go to the country’s oldest charity, Plymouth Fragment Society, a nonprofit that helps the needy.

Essex Turkey Trot 8K
Nov. 18, 1 p.m., 121 Main St., Essex
$20 for runners’ registration, $15 for walkers

Cape Elizabeth Maine Turkey Trot 5K
Nov. 18, 9 a.m., 14 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
$18 for early registration, $20 for race day registration.

Middlebury Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble
Nov. 18, 12 p.m., 94 Main St., Middlebury, Vermont
$30 for early registration, $35 after Nov. 16.

Run
for the Turkeys 5K

Nov. 18, 11 a.m., 4 Brush Hill Road, New Fairfield, Connecticut
$20 for early registration, $15 for the health walk, $5 for kids’ fun run.

Turkey Trot and Dip
Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m., 1 Harry Austin Drive, Mystic, Conn.
$15 for early registration, $20 for race day registration.
A 5K race followed by an optional dip in the Mystic River

Brighton, Boston Volvo Village
Nov. 22, 9 a.m., 75 North Beacon St., Brighton
All proceeds support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter
$20 for early registration, $25 for race day registration.

Dedham Turkey Trot
Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m., 656 East Street, Dedham
$20 for adults, $15 for students 18 and under, Kids Run (free – age 9 and under)
5K adult race, ½ mile kids’ race, proceeds to benefit the Dedham Food Pantry.

Concord Turkey Trot
Nov. 22, 9 a.m., 93 Laurel St., Concord
$25 for early registration, $35 for race day registration.
5K road race, all proceeds and canned goods benefit Open Table Food Bank

Medway Turkey Trot
Nov. 22, 7:30 a.m., 88 Summer St., Medway
$25 for early registration, $30 after Nov. 18, $15 for children under 18.

Southborough Gobble
Wobble

Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m., 49 Parkerville Road, Southborough
$25 for early registration.
5K race and a two-mile walk for the whole family. Kids can participate in a track fun run for free.

Seacoast Rotary Club Turkey Trot
Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m., 66 Marcy St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$27 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and under
5K race through Portsmouth

Thanks 4 Giving 5K walk or run and 10K run
Nov. 22, 8 a.m., 40 Old Ferry Road, Lowell
$20 for 5K early registration, $25 for 10K early registration, $25 for 5K, $30 for 10K after Nov. 18
Donations will be accepted for Alternative House, a shelter for abused women and children. All runners will receive pies.

We Gather Together 5K
Nov. 22, 8 a.m., 33 Water Street, Sandwich
Race day registration $10 and a bag of groceries for area food pantries
This race is a benefit for the food pantries of Upper Cape Cod.

Tiger Turkey Chase
Nov. 22, 8 a.m., 101 Lothrop Street, North Easton
$20 for early registration, $25 race day registration
A 5 mile run or 2.4 mile walk. Proceeds will benefit Oliver Ames High School cross country

Newport Fed Pie Run
Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m., 792 Valley Road, Middletown, Rhode Island
$25 for registration
A 5-mile run or 3-mile walk. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food bank.

Portland’s Thanksgiving Day 4-miler
Nov. 22, 9 a.m., One City Center, Portland, Maine
$20 for early registration, $25 for race day registration

Hingham Turkey Trot
Nov. 22, 7:30 a.m., 17 Union St., Hingham
$25 for adults, $15 for children under 18
A 5K race to benefit Hingham High School cross country and field and track programs.

Gobble Gobble Gobble 4-miler
Nov. 22, 9 a.m., 40 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville
$28 online only registration
Proceeds will benefit Project Soup, a free dinner program, and Somerville Track PAC, a scholarship fund for Somerville High School students.

Gilford Youth Center Turkey Trot
Nov. 22, 9 a.m., 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H.
$24 per person, $65 for family of five
A 5K race to benefit the Gilford Youth Center.

Manchester Road Race
Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m., 1151 Main Street, Manchester, Connecticut
$25 for registration
This 5K race is in its 76th year. There will also be a costume contest with a $500 first prize.

Earn Your Turkey 5K Road Race
Nov. 22, 9 a.m., 100 Quannapowitt Parkway, Wakefield
$25 registration fee

Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot
Nov. 22, 9 a.m., Ben Mere Gazebo, Sunapee Harbor, New Hampshire
$20 for runners and walkers, $10 for 65 and over, Children under 12 free
A 5K race and 1K kid’s fun run

Great Barrington Turkey Trot Race
Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m., 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington
$5 for early 2-mile registration, $10 for early 10K registration, $7 and $12 race day registration
A 2-mile or 10K race

Pequot Runners Thanksgiving Day Race
Nov. 22, 8:15 a.m., 385 Center St., Southport, Connecticut
$30 for early adult registration, $25 for early ages 17 and under registration, $35 and $30 after Nov. 18
A 5-mile race or 2.6-mile walk along the Connecticut coast

North Reading 5K Turkey Trot
Nov. 22, 8 a.m., Ipswich River Park, Central St., North Reading
$15 for students, $25 for adults, $50 for a family of four

Stuffing the Pantry 5K race and 2 mile walk
Nov. 22, 8 a.m., 301 Chestnut St., East Longmeadow
$25 with food donation for early registration, $30 with food donation for race day registration
All proceeds and food donations will benefit Open Pantry Community Services, Inc., a non-profit that helps the hungry, homeless and disadvantaged in the Springfield area.

Wild Turkey Trot
Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m., Mill Pond Recreation Area, West Newbury
$25 for adult early registration, $15 for student early registration, $30 and $20 after Nov. 20.
The Winner’s Circle Running Club is hosting their 23rd annual 5K Thanksgiving race. All proceeds will go the American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Wild Turkey 5 mile Run
Nov. 22, 8 a.m., 13 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem
$22 for early registration, $25 for race day registration
This race benefits the Salem Boys and Girls Club. It begins at the Salem Common and finishes at the Boys and Girls Club.

Willow Tree Family Turkey Trot 5K and Kids 1K
Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m., 1 Sabin St., Providence, Rhode Island
$29 for early online 5K registration, $13 for early online youth 1K registration, $35 and $15 for race day registration.

Falmouth Chase the Turkey
Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m., 7 Highfield Dr., Falmouth
$10 and a non-perishable food donation for registration
A 4.2-mile race through the Beebe Woods

Dreamcatcher Road Race
Nov. 22, 8 a.m., 1197 Washington St., Weymouth
$20 for early registration, $25 for race day registration
A 5-mile or 2-mile race run in honor of Julie Rodick, a woman who died at age 30 and was very active in her community. All proceeds benefit the Julie Rodick scholarship fund.

Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race
Nov. 22, 7:45 a.m., Brickstone Square, Andover
$30 for early adult registration, $35 after Nov. 17, $20 for early under 12 registration, $25 after Nov. 17, $5 for the kids fun run.
Participants have the option to run or walk a 5K or a 5-mile race. There is also a kids’ dash. All finishers are rewarded with an apple pie.

Block Island 5K Turkey Trot
Nov. 24, 1 p.m., Fred Benson Town Beach, Corn Neck Rd., Block Island, RI
$20 for early registration, $25 for race day registration

Run Your Turkey Off 5K
Nov. 24, 9:45 a.m., 70 Trowbridge Rd., Bourne
$25 for early registration, $30 for race day registration
Proceeds benefit Bourne High School running programs. A 5K race and ¼ mile kids’ race.

Andrea Holden Thanksgiving 5K Road Race
Nov. 24, 10 a.m., 25 Scarsdale Rd., Dennis
$18 for early registration, $25 for race day registration, $10 for ages 17 and under
This race is run in memory of Andrea Holden who died suddenly after her seventh birthday in 1990. All proceeds benefit the health and well-being of children in the mid-Cape Cod area.

York Turkey Trot
Nov. 24, 11 a.m., 124 York St., York, Maine
$15 for early registration, $20 for race day registration
The York Maine parks and recreation department and York Rotary Club sponsor this 5K road race through town. All participants are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the York Food Pantry.

Trot Off Your Turkey
Nov. 24, 10 a.m., 10 Waldron Ave., Barrington, Rhode Island
$18 for early registration, $10 for children under 14, $25 and $15 after Nov. 19.
A 5K or 1.5-mile run or walk to benefit St. Luke’s School.

Tough Ten Miler Turkey Trot
Nov. 25, 9 a.m., 125 Concord Road, Marlborough
Entry fee is donation of 10 canned goods for the Marlborough Food Pantry

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