Attention all turkey trotters, it's time to lace up your running shoes to enjoy a fun-filled turkey trot 5K foot race or walk.

Turkey trots are usually of the long-distance variety and are held on or around Thanksgiving Day throughout the United States, including right here in Michigan.

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Have you ever participated in an annual Michigan turkey trot?  These races can be a lot of fun for not only the enjoyment of running or walking but for raising money for charities as well.

Let's take a look at several turkey trots that are taking place in and around Lansing

Lansing Turkey Trot 

Thanksgiving morning from 6 to 8 AM at 500 N. Grand Avenue. Find more information at skisignup.com.

Grand Rapids Turkey Trot

On Thanksgiving morning from 5 to 7:10 AM. According to experiencegr.com:

This annual event has become one of Michigan’s largest and best Thanksgiving Day experiences. It’s a holiday 5K race/walk that typically attracts more than 5,000 participants, all to support after-school activities for Grand Rapids Public School students. Kids 12 and under can join in the Mini Trot for FREE. The race starts and ends at downtown’s Van Andel Arena..

Talk about so much fun, these Thanksgiving runs attract thousands of Michiganders, not only in the Greater Lansing area but all across Michigan.

Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot

At 127 W. Wesley Street from 9 AM until 11 PM on Thanksgiving day. You can actually choose between a 5K run, a 5K walk, or a 10K run. Here's more from racethread.com.

Battle Creek Y Turkey Trot

On Thanksgiving morning from 8 AM until 9 AM at the Battle Creek YMCA on Capital Avenue. Here's more information courtesy of bikesignup.com.

2022 Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 5K & 1K

This event will be perfect for all ages! The 1K starts at 8:15 AM and the 5K starts at 8:45 AM. Learn more about it here.

3rd Annual Downtown Dewitt Turkey Trot

Have fun on Thanksgiving day by running or walking around this turkey-shaped course in DeWitt. The course also ends with free coffee and treats from DeWitt Biggby! You can find more info here.

America's Thanksgiving Parade Turkey Trot

And last but not least, there's the most famous turkey trot in the state of Michigan. Get all the information you need here.

You can find quite a few turkey trots taking place within two hours of Lansing. You can't go wrong with any of the above races on Thanksgiving Day, November 24.

Have a great Thanksgiving, and if you're planning on running or walking in a 5K this Thursday, have a safe run!

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