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On Thanksgiving weekend, you’re sure to find countless 5K races around the area. What a great way to start the holiday – running a few miles to make room for that fabulous turkey and all the sides and fixings that go with it! Most races have a 5K option, but also a 2 mile walk, so it’s perfect for those younger kids and strollers!

Some races happen Thanksgiving morning, while others are spaced out throughout the weekend. Below are a list of 5K races in Connecticut, sorted by county. We hope you can find one that you and your family can enjoy!

Thursday November 24:

Fairfield County

Bethel Turkey Trot, Bethel
Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield Turkey Trot, Ridgefield
Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day Road Race, Shelton
Great Turkey Escape, Redding
Newtown Turkey Trot, Newtown
Shippan Turkey Trot, Stamford
Turkey Day Trot 5K, Stratford

Hartford County

Bottoms Up Organization 5K Turkey Trot, Avon
Malibu Fitness 5K, Farmington
Manchester Road Race, Manchester
Webster Hill PTO Turkey Trot, West Hartford

New Haven County

Branford Thanksgiving 5K, Branford
Calf Pen Meadow PTA Turkey Trot, Milford
Madison Turkey Trot, Madison
Rotary Club of Orange 5K Turkey Trot, Orange
Run Turkey Run, Hamden
Shoreline Turkey Trot 5K, West Haven
Southbury Turkey Trot, Southbury

Litchfield County

Roxbury Road Race Series, Roxbury

Saturday November 26:

Fairfield County

Cow Chip Cross Country Run, Trumbull
Greenwich Alliance for Education Turkey Trot, Greenwich

Litchfield County

Roxbury Road Race Series, Roxbury
Run Santa Run, New Milford

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