Albuquerque Turkey Trot Events

Turkey Trots in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe

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Albuquerque turkey trots are a great way to multitask. They provide great exercise and often offer a way to give back to community causes. Consider doing one with your family and friends this Thanksgiving Day. Because they take place early in the morning, you can get together with your family, friends and team to complete the day's exercise before sitting down for the Thanksgiving feast. Trots are a great way to stay fit and let you feel less guilty about the calories in store later in the day.

Updated for 2016; updates added as events announced.

In Albuquerque

Albuquerque Thanksgiving Day 5K Run
The Thanksgiving Day race takes place at Kit Carson Park in Albuquerque, near the Botanic Gardens. Take part in an event that will take you through one of the most beautiful parts of the city, along the bosque trail. Start at 8 a.m. on Tingley Drive and walk or run toward Central and then along the bosque trail. The flat and fast course takes runners through a historic part of the city. There will be t-shirts for the first 500 registered entrants. The proceeds from the run benefit the Salvation Army, which will accept cash and/or food donations.
When: Thursday, November 24
Where: Kit Carson Park
Cost: $40 day of the race, $35 by November 23.

16th Annual Turkey Trek
The annual trek includes a 5k run, fitness walk and a kids' 1k fun run. There will be a costume contest, so come in your best turkey attire.

Prizes will be awarded for the best male, female and kids costumes. The race has awards of $250 for the 5k male and female winner, and medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each male and female age division. The first place team will receive a plaque. Each entry receives a t-shirt, free massage, Starbucks coffee, post race refreshments, a cinnamon roll, and I Scream Ice Cream.

The trek benefits New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks (NM CAN), helping youth impacted by foster care. Entry includes post race refreshments, free massage, t-shirt, coupons, free appetizer to 5 Star (with meal purchase), and free admission to the Balloon Museum, among other items. Early registration ends November 17, late registration through November 22. Day of registration is $60.
When: Thursday, November 24
Where: Albuquerque Balloon Museum
Cost: $10 - $35

Gratitude Run/Walk
The Gratitude Run/Walk is a free event hosted by Running Medicine and the Bosque School. Bring donations for local families in need, such as winter clothing and non-perishable food items. Contact (505) 340-5658 or runningmedicineabq@gmail.com for more information.
When: November 24, 8 a.m.
Where: Bosque School, 4000 Bosque School Road NW
Cost: Free

In Rio Rancho

Hobbler Gobbler Thanksgiving Day Run
Join in the fun with an invigorating walk or run, and feel good knowing a portion of the proceeds will go to an after school running program for children. Registration closing date is November 26. Events include a 10k, 5k run and walk, and a Kid K. The run takes place early, before football games, parades and feasting. 
When: Thursday, November 24 beginning at 9 a.m.
Where: 745 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho Aquatic Center
Cost: $15 - $30

In Santa Fe

Annual Fowl Day Run
You'll help support the Salvation Army food drive by entering this event. Events include a 5k fun run or a 3k walk. Organized by the Santa Fe Striders.
When: 9 a.m. start, Saturday, November 19
Where: Fort Marcy Recreation Center, Santa Fe
Cost: Non-perishable food item, cash, or check made out to Salvation Army.

Atalaya Turkey Trot
The course runs through scenic east side Santa Fe. Events include a 5K Run/Walk and a 1K Fun Run. Proceeds go to supporting the physical education program at Atalaya Elementary School. The course begins and ends at the school.
When: 9 a.m., Thursday, November 24
Where: Atalaya Elementary, 721 Camino Cabra, Santa Fe
Cost: $10 - $35