Runners trot off the turkey tryptophan in area races.
The Thanksgiving week boasts tons of runs and races in and around Wisconsin. Runners race off to turkey trots, drumstick dashes, runner socials, and lots of additional exciting events. Take a look at the running event run-down from Monday, November 23, through Sunday, November 29.
Monday, November 23, is National Espresso Day, as well as a Sole Sisters Club Monday Fun Run at Greendale, Wisconsin, and Tri Harder Run Faster at Greenfield, Wisconsin.
Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day occurs on Tuesday, November 24, as do the Lagunitas Six Drumstick Series at Kroll’s South Loop in Chicago, Illinois, and the Wells Fargo Santa Scamper 1-Mile Run at Appleton, Wisconsin.
Wednesday, November 25, is International Hat Day, as area runners cap off the day with a Libertyville Running Club Wednesday Fun Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois, and the Sole Sisters Club Wine, Dine and Dance Night at Kelly’s Bleachers in Big Bend, Wisconsin.
Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 26. The holiday also brings the 4th Annual Drumstick Dash 5K at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Berbee Derby 10K / 5K at Fitchburg, Wisconsin; the Cedarburg Turkey Trot 5K at Cedarburg, Wisconsin; the Eastbay Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk for the Marathon County Hunger Coalition at Wausau, Wisconsin; the Fast Before the Feast 5K/10K Fun Run at White Bear Lake, Minnesota; the Festival Foods Turkey Trot at Appleton, Wisconsin; the Festival Foods Turkey Trot at Eau Claire, Wisconsin; the Festival Foods Turkey Trot at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; the Festival Foods Turkey Trot at Green Bay, Wisconsin; the Festival Foods Turkey Trot at La Crosse, Wisconsin; the Festival Foods Turkey Trot at Manitowoc, Wisconsin; the Festival Foods Turkey Trot at Marshfield, Wisconsin; the Festival Foods Turkey Trot at Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and the FLAC’s Turkey Trot at Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
Additional Thanksgiving Day running events include the Gobbler’s Gallop 5K Run and 1K Fun Run at Ellsworth, Wisconsin; the Iris Turkey Trot 10K/5K and Tot Trot at Faribault, Minnesota; the Junior Women’s Club of Mequon-Thiensville Turkey Trot 5K Run-Walk at Thiensville, Wisconsin; the Kewaskum Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk at Kewaskum, Wisconsin; the Long Grove Turkey Trot at Long Grove, Illinois; the Madison Turkey Trot 5K Run-Walk and Kids Run at Vilas Park in Madison; the Milwaukee Turkey Trot 5K Run-Walk and Kids Run at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Milwaukee’s Great Gobble Wobble 5K Run at Hales Corners, Wisconsin; the North Shore Turkey Trot 5K/10K at Highland Park, Illinois; and the Pewaukee Turkey Trot 5K at Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
Still more area races and runs on Thanksgiving Day are the Randolph Christian School Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk at Randolph, Wisconsin; the Reindeer Romp 5K Run-Walk at New Berlin, Wisconsin; the Run Turkey Run 5K at Riverside Park in Watertown, Wisconsin; the St. Francis Borgia Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1M Walk at Cedarburg, Wisconsin; the St. Leonard’s Turkey Trot 5K Run and 3K Walk at Muskego, Wisconsin; the Thanksgiving Day 5K Run-Walk at North Beach, Racine, Wisconsin; the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot for MS at Evansville, Wisconsin; the Town Bank Turkey Trot 5K Run-Walk at Burlington, Wisconsin; the Turkey Day 5K at Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Turkey Trot Road 5K Run/Walk at Park Falls, Wisconsin; and the Y Doug Opel Run for the Kids at Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Friday, November 27, is Black Friday and also the Run, Run Rudolph 5K at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 28, along with the Cool 5/10 K Run at Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville, Illinois; the Cross Country Championships / Midwest Regional 5K Run at Kenosha, Wisconsin; the Grant Park Turkey Trot at Chicago, Illinois; a Libertyville Running Club Saturday Long Run at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville, Illinois; the Run for the Lights 5K Run-Walk at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; the Schaumburg Half Marathon and 5k Turkey Trot at Schaumburg, Illinois; the Sole Sisters Club Chicago Shopping Trip at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; and the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness 3rd Annual Turkey Trot at Whitewater, Wisconsin.
The 2015 Noodleini 15K Run and 5K Run-Walk is set for Sunday, November 29, at West De Pere High School in De Pere, Wisconsin.
Lots of these Wisconsin and area races and running activities require advance sign-ups, although some events may offer race-day enrollments and packet pickups. Participants, volunteers, and other attendees do well to confirm arrangements with race organizers or event hosts, as dates and other details may be subject to change for any of these area runs and races.