Run a 5k on Turkey Day!

Running or walking a 5k race on Thanksgiving Day has become increasingly popular in recent years for a number of great reasons:

  • These races are typically tied to a charitable cause
  • Often people will wear fun a festive costumes
  • Sometimes the organizers give out turkeys and pies to top finishers
  • And perhaps the most tantalizing draw to running a 5k on Thanksgiving morning is that trotters can feel guilt-free about gobbling down later on!

With approximately 870,000 people throughout the country participating in Thanksgiving races in 2013, compared to 698,000 in 2011, according to Running USA and The Wall Street Journal, it would seem that people all  around the country agree that a running just a few miles for a good cause is the best way to kick off the holiday.


Below are just a few of the races that will be taking place in Montana on November 26, 2015!

5K Turkey Trot – By Somers School District
5K run/walk
Somers, MT
Flathead County
Register Here

Burn the Bird 5K/10K
10K, 5K run
Great Falls, MT
Cascade County
Register Here

Glendive Turkey Trot
10K, 5K run
Glendive, MT
Dawson County
Register Here

Huffing For Stuffing Thanksgiving Day Run
10K run | 5K run/fun run/walk | kids run
Bozeman, MT
Gallatin County
Register Here

Polson Turkey Trot
3M fun run
Polson, MT
More Info Here

Run Wild Missoula’s Turkey Day 8K
8K run | 3K fun run
Missoula, MT
Missoula County
Register Here

Run! Turkey Run!
5K, 1M run | kids run
Billings, MT
Yellowstone County
Register Here

Whitefish Turkey Trot
5K run/walk
Whitefish, MT
Flathead County

Register Here