While many see Thanksgiving as a day to roll out of bed and fill their bellies with turkey, stuffing, and grandma’s famous pumpkin pie, there are others who like to have a more active start to the day.

Here is your definitive list of all area Thanksgiving-related races that will have you feeling less guilty about going back for seconds on turkey day.

Bradford Turkey Trot

Location: 4608 Revere Lane, Harrisburg, NC

Date: 11/18

Race: 5K run/walk (9 a.m.)

Cost: $25

Prizes: Adult male, adult female and master winners will receive a turkey for Thanksgiving. Best-dressed participant, largest number of family members participating, and oldest and youngest participants will receive a homemade apple pie.

Click here to register. Registration ends today at 11:59 p.m.

JWL Gobble Walk

Location: Legal Remedy Brewing Company, Rock Hill, SC

Date: 11/18

Races: 5K run/walk and 8K run (8 a.m.)

Cost: $50

Prizes: Medals for top three male and female 5K and 8K finishers. Rewards for top finishers in each age group. There will be a costume contest before the races start.

Click here to register.

SouthPark Turkey Trot

Location: Front of Dick’s Sporting Goods and Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall. Charlotte, NC

Date: 11/23

Races: 8K run (9 a.m.), 5K run/walk (9:30 a.m.), One-mile fun run (8:30 a.m.), Tot trot (10:15 a.m.)

Cost: 8K run ($43), 5K run/walk ($40), one-mile fun run ($35), tot trot ($12)

Prizes: Awards ceremony for top three male and female winners and top male and female masters winners for 8K race. Anyone who finishes the 8K run will receive a turkey trot medal. 5K run/walk and one-mile fun run participants will receive a commemorative medal. All tot trot participants will receive a special award.

Click here to register. Registration closes at 6 p.m. on 11/19.

Lake Norman Turkey Trot

Location: Gold’s Gym, 20420 West Catawba Ave., Cornelius, NC

Date: 11/23

Races: 5K run/walk (9 a.m.), 10K run (7:30 a.m.), 15K run

Cost: 15K run ($60), 10K run ($40), 5K run/walk ($35)

Prizes: Awards for top three overall male and females 10K and 5K racers. Awards for top three overall 15K runners. First place in each age group get an award. All finishers receive an event-specific medal.

Click here to register.

Laurel Park Turkey Day 5K/Run

Location: Laurel Park Clubhouse and neighborhood, 2000 Laurelview Dr. NW, Concord, NC

Date: 11/23

Races: 5K run/walk (9 a.m.), one-mile fun run (8:30 a.m.)

Cost: Adults, 13 and over ($20). Children, 6-12 ($15).

Prizes: Non-competitive

Click here to register. Online registration closes 11/21. Race registration is available with a $5 increase to the entry fee.

Mooresville/Lake Norman 5K Turkey Trot

Location: Mooresville/Lake Norman Christian Mission, 266 N. Broad Street, Mooresville, NC

Date: 11/23

Races: 5K run/walk (9 a.m.), kids fun run (8:30 a.m.)

Cost: 5K run/walk ($25), kids fun run ($10)

Prizes: There will be an awards ceremony and a superhero costume contest.

Click here to register. Registration for the kids fun run ends 11/19.

Skybrook Turkey Trot

Location: Skybrook Golf Club, 14720 Northgreen Drive, Huntersville, NC

Date: 11/23

Race: Three-mile fun run (8 a.m.)

Cost: Adults ($25), kids ($15)

Prizes: Non-competitive

Click here to register.

Turkey Trot at Millbridge

Location: Millbridge neighborhood community house. Waxhaw, NC

Date: 11/23

Race: Four-mile fun run

Cost: $25

Prizes: Awards for top three male and female performers, as well as age group winners.

Click here to register. Race day registration will be available for $30.

Turkey Dash

Location: Parking lot of Village at Robinson Farms. Charlotte, NC

Date: 11/23

Races: Four-mile run/walk (8:45 a.m.), one-mile run/walk (9:45 a.m.)

Cost: Four-mile run/walk ($38), one-mile run/walk ($28)

Prizes: Every finisher will receive a commemorative medal.

Click here to register.

University City Turkey Trot

Location: The Fresh Market, 3024 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte, NC

Date: 11/23

Races: 5K run/walk, one-mile fun run for kids. All races start at 8 a.m.

Cost: 5K run/walk ($30), one-mile fun run for kids ($12)

Prizes: Awards for top three finishers in each age category and top three costumes.

Click here to register.

Photos: Mooresville/Lake Norman Turkey Trot, Turkey Dash, Bradford Park Community, Skybrook, University City Turkey Trot

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  1. Is it possible for to post our Turkey Day 5k in Belmont, NC on this site? This is the 7th Annual Turkey Day 5k in Belmont, NC. Our event is a donation 5k where all the proceeds benefit the Belmont Community Outreach in Belmont. Over the past 6 years, we have raised over $55,000.00 at this one donation 5k. Last year, we raised $14.484.00 for the Belmont Community Outreach (BCO). None of the proceeds going to the event or any administration. The City of Belmont supports us in this event with permission on run on the streets. This is truly a Community Giving 5k.

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