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Best Thanksgiving Runs and Walks Around the Sound

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Ready to run and make room for more pumpkin pie? Here are some family fun walks and runs and honest-to-goodness marathon runs happening this month in Puget Sound.

1st Annual Dawgs Ducks Tailgate Run
Saturday, November 5
8:00am
Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
253.466.3839
http://www.uberthons.com/ducksdawgs

10K, 5K runs. See which team has more school spirit – just before the big game! Register online.

St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk.
Saturday, November 19
8:30am
Supermall of the Great Northwest
1101 SuperMall Way
Auburn, WA 98001
800-954-5499
http://www.givethankswalk.org

St. Jude supporters in 80 communities across the country will join together as teams and individuals to participate in the St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk. This exciting family-friendly 5K walk helps raise money to help fight childhood cancers and diseases. Join KMPS at this indoor walking event! Register online.

Give Thanks Fun Run
Saturday, November 19
9:00am
Redmond Water Shed
21760 Northeast Novelty Hill Road
Redmond, Washington 98053
425.248.0908
http://www.finishstrongevents.com/running-events/give-thanks-fun-run/

5 mile run or 1.7 mile run/walk. Bring $10 and 2 cans of food ~ proceeds to be donated to the Maltby Food Bank. The fastest runners will receive pies! Register online.

Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off
Sunday, November 20
9:30am
Green Lake Park
7201 E Green Lake Dr. N
Seattle, WA 98115
206.729.9972
http://www.promotionevents.com/thanksgiving/reg.htm

Thanksgiving themed 5K run/walk with post-event competitive eating contest. Free Kids Dash & costume contest. Please bring two cans of food to donate to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, and also bring used running shoes to donate to Redeeming Soles. Register online.

Seattle Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving)
9:00am
32nd Ave NW and NW 85th St
Seattle, WA 98117
http://www.seattleturkeytrot.org

The fifth annual Seattle Turkey Trot (a 5k jog, walk or run), will take place Thanksgiving morning, November 24 at 9:00am at 32nd Avenue NW and NW 85th Street in Ballard (just above Golden Gardens Park). All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ballard Food Bank!

Norpoint Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving)
9:00am
Center at Norpoint
4818 Nassau Ave NE
Tacoma, WA
253.591.5504
http://www.metroparkstacoma.org

5k run, 2 mile run and walk, Kids’ Trot. Run or walk with family and friends in the 17th annual Norpoint Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.
Both the 5k and 2 mile routes begin at the Center at Norpoint and wind through the streets of Northeast Tacoma, providing mountain and sound views for participants. The kids’ trot course remains on the Center at Norpoint campus. Participants in the Kids’ Trot are invited to join Norpoint staff for crafts and games in the gym while parents run/walk in the 5k or 2-mile events. Register online.

Oly Trot
Thursday, November 24
9:00am
Heritage Park – Capital Lake
330 5th Avenue
Olympia, WA 98501
http://www.guerillarunning.com

Join in Olympia’s Thanksgiving Day tradition! A fun and family friendly event right downtown. 
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Amica Seattle Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and Kids’ Race
Sunday, November 27
7:15am Marathon & Half
8:30am 5K
10:00am Kids’ Run
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.729.3660
http://www.seattlemarathon.org

The marathon, which takes place each year over Thanksgiving weekend, has become a tradition for the city of Seattle. Nearly 17,000 people participated in the marathon series of events last year, which was the 40th birthday of the Seattle Marathon Association. The Seattle Children’s Kids Marathon is structured to allow children—kindergarten through eighth grade—to complete a full 26.2 mile marathon at a rate that is fun and safe for their growing bodies “one mile at a time.” It also encourages them to read 13 books and perform 13 do rights (good deeds).

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