With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away the start of all the Turkey Trot races is fast approaching.
So get out your turkey, pilgrim or other appropriate costume and get set to participate. It is a great way to work up an appetite for that big Thanksgiving Day meal.
Here are some to whet your appetite:
Saturday, Nov 16, 18th AnnualL Turkey Trot, 9am, Colonial Park, Franklin, N.J.
Saturday, Nov 16, St Peter Academy 5k Turkey Trot, 9am, River Edge, N.J.
Sunday, Nov 17, 10:58 a.m. 2, 4 or 6 miles, Johnny Mac House of Spirit's Train Run Gobbler Express, Asbury Park, N.J. Event Preview
Saturday, Nov 23, Manasquan Turkey Trot, Manasquan, N.J.
Saturday, Nov 23, 5k,8:30 a.m. Give Thanks Give Back 5k, South Amboy, N.J.
Saturday, November 23, 5k, Run like the Wind 5k, Seaside, N.J.
Sunday, November 25, 5k, 9a.m. 6th Annual Steven N. Sprague Memorial 5K, Toms River, N.J.
Thursday, Nov 28, 9 a.m. 6.55 or 13.1 miles, Thanksgiving Day Run, Van Cortlandt Park, NYC
Thursday, Nov 28, The Chatham Turkey Trot, 8am, 1 mile, 5k, Chatham Highlands, Van Houton Ave & Huron Drive, Chatham, N.J.
Thursday, Nov 28,Ashenfelter 8K Classic, 9am, 1 mile at 8:15am, Glen Ridge, N.J.
Thursday, Nov 28,Trinity Church Turkey Trot, 5K, 8:30am, Princeton, N.J.
Thursday, Nov 28,CEA/JFI Turkey Trot, 5K, 9:30am, Flemington, N.J.
Thursday, Nov 28,Morris Township Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, 5k, 1 mi, 8:30am, Ginty Field, Morris Twp, N.J.
Thursday, Nov 28,Krogh's Restuarant & Brew Pub Annual Turkey Trot, 1m-8:15am, 5k-8:45, Sparta, N.J.
More upcoming events can be found on The Race Calendar.
Looking ahead to the spring there is RunAPalooza to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey on April 26, 2014. Registration for the Asbury Park Half is now open and a determination on the Jersey Shore Relay Marathon from Seaside Heights to Asbury Park should be forthcoming soon.
There will also be a group that will start training for the half marathon in January. Get information and register for the group.