On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! 9 Festive Holiday Fun Runs

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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.

Seattle Turkey Trot

Start your Turkey Day off with some energy burnin’ fun at the 9th Annual Seattle Turkey Trot benefiting the Ballard Food Bank. This low-key run begins at 9 a.m. and offers a way for the community to come together, have fun and help out others in need. The scenic run starts in the Sunset Hill neighborhood near Ballard and finishes at Golden Gardens Park. Race organizers recommend parking at Golden Gardens and walking to the start line. There are several staircases and a trail to get up the hill to the start line. Psst... make sure you allow plenty of time to walk to the starting line and to pick up your t-shirt (pre-race pick-up is strongly encouraged on the evening of Nov. 25 at the Ballard Food Bank).

Good to Know: Strollers are allowed, however you will need to get the stroller between the park and the starting line. The best way to do this is to have someone drop you off at the start line and then go park your car. Shirts are available after the race on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration Costs: $25/Adults and $15/Kids (10 & under) until Nov. 17; $35/Adults and $20/Kids after Nov. 17.

N.W. 85th St. and 32nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle, Wa 98117
Online: seattleturkeytrot.org

photo: Seattle Turkey Trot

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