7 Austin-area turkey trots to get you feeling extra thankful this holiday season

(Courtesy Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot)
(Courtesy Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot)

(Courtesy Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot)

For some, nothing beats the fresh, brisk air and rush of endorphins that come with a Thanksgiving Day 5K. Put your turkey in the oven and lace up your sneakers for one of these Greater Austin area turkey trots Nov. 28.

Round Rock Turkey Trot | Round Rock

Runners and walkers can participate in a 2-mile or 5-mile race during the Round Rock Turkey Trot. 8 a.m. $15, free (children 10 and under). 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. www.runsignup.com/race/tx/roundrock/roundrockturkeytrot

Pfeathered Pfun Run | Pflugerville

Start your holiday on a runner's high note with Pflugerville's Pfeathered Pfun Run, featuring a children's 1K run, along with 5K and 10K races for adults. 8 a.m. $25-$40 (children), $40-$65 (adults). Lake Pflugerville Park, 18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville. www.pfunrun.com

Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K | Cedar Park

Get your lungs puffing before you eat that stuffing with the Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K, featuring some moderate hills and flat portions on 5K course, along with a 1-mile race. 9-11 a.m. $17 (1-mile race), $26 (untimed 5K race), $27 (timed 5K race). John Gupton Stadium, 200 Gupton Way Drive, Cedar Park. runsignup.com/Race/TX/CedarPark/CedarParkTurkeyDay5K

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot | Austin

ThunderCloud Subs hosts its 29th annual Thanksgiving race. Options include both a timed and untimed 5-mile race, a 1-mile walk or run, and a 1K for kids. Proceeds benefits Caritas of Austin, a local nonprofit that works to end homelessness in the Greater Austin area. Start times and registration fees vary. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. www.thundercloud.com

Georgetown Turkey Trot | Georgetown

Run the roads and trails in Georgetown this Thanksgiving Day. Proceeds will be shared between Williamson County Meals on Wheels and Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation. The event will also be collecting nonperishable food for The Caring Place. 8 a.m. $40 (early registration), $45 (day of). Georgetown Square, 103 W. Seventh St., Georgetown. www.georgetownrunningclub.com

Hill Country Turkey Trot | Lake Travis

Give back to Lake Travis schools this Thanksgiving with the 2019 Hill Country Turkey Trot, with proceeds dedicated to the Lake Travis Education Foundation. The 5K run/walk and 1k races are stroller-friendly and dog approved. 8:30 a.m. $30-$35 (adults, untimed or timed race), $20-$25 (children ages 12-18, untimed or timed race), free (children 5 and under, excluding an event T-shirt). The Hills Country Club, 26 Club Estates Parkway, Austin. www.lteducationfoundation.org/events/turkey-trot

6th Annual Dripping with Thanks 5K and Family Fun Run | Dripping Springs

Give back to local families in need and score your personal best 5K race time with Dripping Springs’ 6th Annual Dripping with Thanks 5K and Family Fun Run, organized by district students and families. The event includes a 5K race and 2-mile fun run, with all proceeds going toward the Helping Hands of Dripping Springs. 8 a.m. $10, free (children 2 or younger). Highpointe Amenity Center, 410 Cool Springs Way, Austin. www.destinationdrippingsprings.com/events/2019/6th-annual-drippin-with-thanks-5K-and-family-fun-run

By Kelsey Thompson

Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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