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It's Turkey Trot time! A guide to Seattle-area Thanksgiving family fun runs, 2018

Photo: Montlake Community Club


Thanksgiving week is all about celebrating all that we're thankful for — and noshing on great food with the whole family.


Start your Thanksgiving morning off right with a fun run or turkey trot that's kid-friendly (or celebrate the season early with an ugly sweater-themed run). You'll kick off Thanksgiving feeling energized and ready to dive into the best part of the holiday: the meal.


(Note: A couple of these take place the Sunday before Thanksgiving.)

Sunday, November 18

Green Lake Gobble and Mashed Potato Munch-Off

Green Lake Park

Fundraiser for: Union Gospel Mission

Time: 8 a.m. registration and packet pickup, 9:30 a.m. 5K and 10K, 10:30 a.m. contestant drawing for mashed potato munch-off, 10:45 a.m. mashed potato munch-off start.

Cost: $35-$45 for the 5K, $40-$50 for the 10K, 1$ for the munch-off.

Kids’ race 9:10 a.m.; free

Strollers allowed? Yes


Hopelink Annual Turkey Trot

Marina Park, Kirkland

Fundraiser for: Hopelink

Time: 8 a.m. packet pickup and registration, 9 a.m.-9:10 a.m. rolling start of 5K

Cost: $40 for 5K.

Kids’ dash: 8:30 a.m., $10. Family Fun fair 8 a.m. until noon.

Strollers allowed? Yes


Thursday, November 22

Montlake Turkey Trot

Washington Park Arboretum

Fundraiser for: University District Food Bank

5K starts at 9:30 a.m.

Cost: $30-$40 for 5K

Kids’ run: 10:30 a.m. Choice of half-mile or whole mile course. $15-$20

Strollers allowed? Yes


Magnuson Thanksgiving Run

Magnuson Park

Fundraiser for: Teen Feed

Time: 7:30 a.m. start for 15K and half-marathon, 10 a.m. start for 5K, 10K

Cost: $22 for the 5K, $27 for the 10K, $32 for the 15K, $44 for the half-marathon.

Kids 400-yard dash at 9:45 a.m. Cost $3.

Strollers allowed? Yes


Beat the Bird 5K and Lil’ Drumstick 1K

Shoes-n-Feet, 15015 Main St. #102, Bellevue

Fundraiser for: Seattle Humane Society

8 a.m. race number pickup, 8:45 a.m. kids 1K race start, 9:15 a.m. 5K race start.

Cost $30-$35, $10-$15 for kids’ dash

Strollers allowed? Yes


Issaquah Turkey Trot

Downtown Issaquah

Fundraiser for: Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

9 a.m.: The course is 5K, but shortcuts are possible

Cost: $30, $15 for 10 and younger

Strollers allowed? Yes


Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot

Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island

Fundraiser for: Helpline House

7:30 a.m., on-site registration begins; 8:30 a.m., one-mile race starts; 9 a.m., 5K race starts.

Cost: $25-$35 for 5K, $15-$20 for one-mile.

Strollers allowed? Yes


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