Trot your way to these 6 Thanksgiving runs

Plus, 14 running clubs in Raleigh you can join to get those miles in year-round.

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Grab your sneakers and turkey hats.

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If you’re inspired to run, walk, or trot while your family and friends are visiting this holiday, check out these Thanksgiving turkey trots happening around Raleigh. 🦃

Thanksgiving turkey trots

🦃 Raleigh Turkey Trot | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 8:30 a.m. | 3510 Wade Ave. | $28+ | Trot along Ridgewood Shopping Center + Meredith College to raise money for the National MS Society.

🦃 Trophy Trot 5K | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 9 a.m. | 1251 Goode St., Raleigh | $35+ | Race proceeds go towards Healing Transitions, an org. that support homeless and underserved individuals with alcoholism and other drug addictions.

🦃 Skinny Turkey Run | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 7:30 a.m. | 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr., Raleigh | $10+ | Choose from a half marathon, 10K, 5K, or 1 mile walk, with options for kids.

🦃 Inside-Out Sports Turkey Trot | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 8:30 a.m. | 2002 Grisdale Ln., Cary | $15+ | Join a mile walk, an 8K, or a kids dash.

🦃 Freedom Ride Rescue Turkey Day 5K | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 8:30 a.m. | White Deer and Lake Benson Parks, Garner | $20+ | Run to help this Wake County dog shelter raise the funds to take in medical needs + hospice case dogs.

🦃 Turkey Chase | Saturday, Nov. 26 | 8:30 a.m. | William B. Umstead State Park, Raleigh | $35+ | Run a 20K, 10K, 5K, or kids in strollers race while supporting community fitness org. Fit & Able Productions.

And for those itching to double knot those laces + train for next year’s marathon, read on for 14 running clubs across Raleigh for runners of every ability. But pace yourself. 👟

Running Clubs

Raleigh Brewing Run Club, 3709 Neil St. + 2036 Renaissance Park Pl., Cary

  • Raleigh runs are on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Cary runs are on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Free to join + routes are 3-4 miles long.

Boss Run Club, 2425 Crabtree Blvd.

  • March-November: Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
  • November-March: Sundays at 12 p.m.
  • Routes are 3-6 miles long — optional socializing + beers at Mordecai Beverage Company after.

The nOg Run Club, Trophy Brewing on Maywood, 656 Maywood Ave.

  • Mondays at 6 p.m.
  • Routes are 3-6-miles long.
  • Stay after for food, beer, and trivia.

The Laboratory Rub Club, The Laboratory, 1614 Automotive Way

  • Thursdays at 6 p.m.
  • Routes are 3-6 miles long.
  • Followed by community hangs + beverages on the patio

Triangle Turtles and Hares Running Club, locations vary

  • Multiple run options throughout the week across the Triangle.
  • Runs vary in length.

Crank Arm Brewing Rides, Runs, and Yoga, Crank Arm Brewing Company, 319 W. Davie St.

  • Multiple runs, bike rides, and group yoga sessions throughout the week.
  • Routes are 3-5 miles long.

Raleigh Trail Runners, locations vary

  • Meetups offered most days of the week.
  • Runs vary in length.
  • Bonus: Join this club to run in its Turkey Trot on Thurs., Nov. 24 at 8:30 a.m.

East Street Run Club, Current Wellness, 219 S. East St.

  • Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
  • Routes are 3-4 miles long.
  • Free beer after the run.

Saucer Run Club, 328 W. Morgan St.

  • Mondays at 6 p.m.
  • Typically a 3-mile loop, with 1-7 miles available.
  • Enjoy $4 pints afterward.

Raleigh Galloway, locations vary

  • Saturdays at 7 a.m.
  • Runs vary in length.
  • Half + marathon training
  • $149 for new members, $99 for alumni

The Breakfast Club Runners, locations vary

  • Several times a week.
  • Weekly runs include long run + breakfast starting at The Morning Times every Saturday at 6:30 a.m.
  • Runs vary in length.

Bull City Beer Runners, locations vary across Durham

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., plus various special runs
  • Runs vary in length.

Bond Brothers Run Club, 202 E. Cedar St., Cary

  • Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
  • Routes are 3-5 miles long.
  • Hang with beers and food trucks afterward.

Aversboro Run Club, Aversboro Restaurant and Sports Bar, 1411 Aversboro Rd., Garner

  • Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Routes are 2-5 miles long.

Did we miss any? Let us know.

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