Do your little pumpkins have too much time on their hands before the big feast? Get ready, set and move their feet before they eat at one of these 5K turkey trots. We ran around the county and found the sweet spots in your neighborhood. Scroll down and find a fun-run to join on Thanksgiving Day!

Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K

Who can resist Balboa Park? This 5K trot is a run-walk that gets little bodies moving and grooving before the big gobble. Post-race little runners can meet and greet the Disney princesses, sit-down for face-painting or get artsy at the craft table.

Good Cause: Thanksgiving meals for those in need.

Register: By Nov. 23 online; Race day

Time: 6:30-10 a.m.

Cost: $42-$45/adult; $39-$42/child, 17 & under

Spreckels Organ Pavilion
1350 El Prado
San Diego, Ca
619-446-2133
Online: thanksgivingrun.org

Photo credit: Steel Wool

  • Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K
  • 4S Ranch Thank You Run
  • O’side Turkey Trot
  • South Bay Turkey Trot
  • Santee Waddle & Trot Fun Run
  • Fallbrook Turkey Trot
  • 3rd Annual Coronado Turkey Trot

Do you have a turkey trot in your neighborhood? Tell us about it in the comments below!

—Nikki Walsh