Don’t Feel Guilty Before Chowing Down: A Guide To KC Turkey Trots

Want to build up an appetite? Or not feel guilty for having a second helping this Thanksgiving? Here’s a guide to Thanksgiving walks and runs, otherwise known as turkey trots, to help get you moving before the big meal.

WARD PARKWAY THANKSGIVING DAY RUN: Events: 5 km run, 10 km run, 1 mile walk, kids’ fun run Race start time: 8:35 a.m. and 9 a.m. Location: 8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. Register here. 

KANSAS CITY TURKEY TROT 5K AND 8K: Events: 5 km and 8 km run or walk Race start time: 9 a.m. The race will circle Dubliner Circle and run along Royal Way and Chiefs Way on Thanksgiving morning. Register here.

THANKSGIVING DAY 5K IN OVERLAND PARK: Events: 5 km run or walk, kids’ fun run Race start time: 10:00 a.m. Register here.

HYDE PARK PILGRIM RUN: Event: 5 km run or walk Race start time: 9:00 a.m. Location: 3801 Gillham Rd, Kansas City Register here.

PARKVILLE TURKEY TROT: One of the more popular Turkey Trots, this run weaves its way through the park and along the Missouri River. Event: 5 km run and 2 mile walk Race start time: 9:00 a.m. Location: English Landing Park, Parkville. Register here.

LIBERTY GIVING THANKS 5K: Event: 5 km run or walk Race start time: 9:00 a.m. Race begins at the Liberty Community Center. Register here.

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