With Thanksgiving coming up, closely followed by even more holiday eating, it’s the perfect time to get some preventative exercise in and support several local charities at the same time. If your fam is ready for some turkey trottin’ and reindeer runnin’ this holiday season, read on and get ready to lace up your tennies and participate in these local fun runs.

Issaquah Turkey Trot

Put on your favorite gobble gear and start out Turkey Day with a fun and casual 5k through the streets of Issaquah. This run’s sole purpose is to bring the community together during the Thanksgiving holiday and help those in need; no prizes, bibs or time chips - just fun for all! Race proceeds benefit the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. Strollers and kids on bikes are welcome to participate; organizers just ask wheeled-racers to stay towards the back of the starting line for safety.

Registration Costs: $25/Adults & Youth (11 & older) and includes performance tech shirt; $10/Kids (10 & under) and includes cotton t-shirt and prize at the finish line.

1775 12th Ave. N.W.
Issaquah, Wa 98027
Online: issaquahturkeytrot.org

photo: Issaquah Turkey Trot Facebook page

Does your family have a favorite holiday run or walk? Tell us about it in the Comments below.

— Abbey McGee

feature photo courtesy of the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis