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Best Thanksgiving Walks and Runs in Seattle

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This year, work up an appetite for pumpkin pie by taking part in a Thanksgiving run or walk! Whether it’s fighting to end hunger or cancer, or just to get yourself in shape, here are the best Turkey Day runs and walks around the Sound for 2012!

Give thanks. Walk.
Saturday, November 17
8:30am
The Outlet Collection (Formerly the Auburn SuperMall)
1101 Supermall Way
Auburn, WA 98001
http://www.gtw.stjudge.org

Supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in more than 90 communities across the country will join together to participate in the Give thanks. Walk., an exciting, INDOOR family-friendly 5K walk to raise money for the children of St. Jude. Participants are encouraged to form walk teams with their friends, family and co-workers and recruit sponsors to make donations in support of their efforts and the lifesaving work done at St. Jude. The walk is hosted by 94.1 KMPS, and will include goodie bags, live music and fun! Register online or the day of the walk to participate.

Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off
Sunday, November 18
9:00am
Green Lake Park
7201 East Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.promotionevents.com/thanksgiving/2012Info.html

This event includes a 5K run/walk, a 10K run, a free kid’s dash and a post-race celebration with a Mashed Potato Munch Off competitive eating contest. Get Gobbling Seattle! The event supports Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission through a cash donation as well as the well-needed onsite canned food drive. Help out by bringing 2 cans of food to the event. Register online.

6th Annual Seattle Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 22
9:00am
Above Golden Gardens Park (32nd Ave NW and NW 85th St)
8498 Seaview Place NW
Seattle, WA 98117
http://www.seattleturkeytrot.org

It is a 5k jog, walk or run on the morning of Thanksgiving Day. Get a workout before you feast! This is a benefit run for the Ballard Food Bank. Register online.

18th Annual Norpoint Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 22
9:00am
Center at Norpoint
4818 Nassau Ave NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
253.404.3900
http://www.metroparkstacoma.org

The Norpoint Turkey Trot is the oldest and largest Turkey Trot in Tacoma! The event is “stuffed” with holiday activities and features a 5k run, 2-mile run/walk and a kids’ trot. 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 22
9:00am
Capital Lake
Downtown Olympia, WA 98501
http://www.guerillarunning.com/Oly_Trot.html

A fun, family friendly event in downtown Olympia! 4 miles around scenic Capital Lake and through the Capital Campus. Plus, new for 2012! – The Oly Tot Trot Kids 1/2 Mile Run. All runners will receive a finishing medal! This event is a benefit for the Thurston County Food Bank. Help out by bringing 2 non-perishable food items to the run. Register online.

Amica Seattle Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and Kids’ Race
Saturday and Sunday
November 24 and 25
7:00am
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.729.3660
http://www.seattlemarathon.org

More than 11,000 people participated in the marathon and half marathon running and walking events in 2011, and over 40,000 people passed through the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon EXPO 2011 in the two days leading up to the main event on Sunday morning. 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). Join in this annual tradition in downtown Seattle! The Kids’ Marathon and 5K races are on Saturday, November 24 and the Marathon and Half Marathon take place on Sunday, November 25.

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