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16 NH Towns to Host Thanksgiving Day Races
Famously referred to as “Turkey Trots,” runners around the country will be taking part in Thanksgiving Day races ranging anywhere from 1-10 miles. In New Hampshire, as of Monday, November 19, there are 16 publicized races that will be held on Thanksgiving morning. Trying to counter all that food with some good old-fashioned exercise? Below are all the locations throughout New Hampshire that are racing Thursday morning.
Click for details when available. Some races may allow walkers even if there isn’t a note below. Contact race directors by visiting Cool Running, NH for details, contacts, and more info.
Bow, NH – 4th Annual Police Association Turkey Trot (5K)
8:00 a.m. start @ Bow High School, 32 White Rock Hill Road. Walkers Welcome.
Concord, NH – 14th Annual Galloping Gobbler (4 Miles)
9:00 a.m. start @ Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave. Children’s race.
Derry, NH – 39th Annual Derry Turkey Trot (5K)
9:00 a.m. start @ Galliens Town Beach on Beaver Lake, Route 102.
East Madison, NH – Thanksgiving Day 5K
9:00 a.m. start @ King Pine Ski Area, NH Route 113. Walkers Welcome. Children’s race.
Franconia, NH – Wobble n’ Gobble 5K
8:30 a.m. start @ Lafayette Regional School, 149 Main Street. Walkers Welcome.
Gilford, NH – Gilford Turkey Trot (5K)
9:00 a.m. start @ Gilford Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Road. Walkers Welcome.
Keene, NH – 34th Annual Cranberry Run (4.5 Miles)
9:00 a.m. start @ Keene Recreation Center, Washington Street.
Manchester, NH – 2nd Annual Fisher Cats Thanksgiving Day 5K
9:00 a.m. start @ Fisher Cats Stadium, One Line Drive. Finish in the Stadium.
Nashua, NH – The Great Gobbler 5K
8:00 a.m. start @ Nashua South High School, 36 Riverside Street. Children’s race.
Nottingham, NH – Dunbarton Estates Turkey Trot (5K)
8:00 a.m. start @ Corner of Francesca Way & Michaela Way.
Portsmouth, NH – 4th Annual Portsmouth Turkey Trot (5K)
8:30 a.m. start @ Pierce Island at Historic Strawbery Banke, Marcy St.
Rochester, NH – The Freefall 5K
8:30 a.m. start @ Rochester Community Center, 1 Community Way.
Sandwich, NH – Mt. Washington Pony Club Turkey Trot (5K)
9:00 a.m. start @ Sandwich Fairgrounds, 7 Wentworth Hill Road.
Sunapee, NH – 6th Annual Sunapee Turkey Trot (5K)
9:00 a.m. start @ Sunapee Harbor Gazebo, 71 Main Street. Walkers Welcome.
Whitefield, NH – Severance Wilderness Trail Run (3 Miles)
8:30 a.m. start @ Severance Homestead, 544 Jefferson Road.
Windham, NH – 18th Annual Windham Turkey Trot (3 & 5-mile races)
9:00 a.m. start @ 70 Blossom Road. Walkers, Cyclists, Strollers, Wheelchairs Welcome.
Info courtesy of Cool Running, NH
photo courtesy of neate photos