During the Thanksgiving season, there are numerous towns and organizations in the Boston area that coordinate charitable running events. All of the Thanksgiving day events listed are held on Thursday, November 28th.
Turkey5 in Wellsley
"With both 5K and 5Mile courses, the Turkey5 offers something for everyone. Starting and finishing at Linden Square, you will run through the beautiful Wellesley College
campus and the marathon’s famous 'Scream Tunnel' section before seeing the '1 mile to go!' sign. The Turkey5 Road Race is a fundraiser for several worthy charitable organizations." In 2012 Turkey5 proceeds went towards Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project, the Ellie Fund and the Greater Boston Food Bank." For more information on this event, please click here
2013 Marathon Sports Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler
The 2013 Marathon Sports 4 Miler is known as one of the best races in New England. Although this event is already sold out, feel free to cheer on runners and continue to donate. The four mile race goes through the town of Somerville and ends in Davis Square. Proceeds for the event goes to Project Soup and the Somerville Track PAC. Please click here for further information on the event.
The Turkey Trot in Dorchester is a 3.1 mile route around the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. The run "includes the most beautiful and historic views of Franklin Park." All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the Franklin park Colaiton's Youth Conservation Crew. The Conservation Crew program "provides summer jobs for 20 neighborhood teens and their young adult leaders. This inspiring crew has restored trails, restored woodlands, and also runs Thursday Sports Nights, providing fun and games for hundreds of local children." For further information on this event, please go to www.runagainstcancer.org/turkey5.
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