Turkey trots on Long Island

Runners compete in the 2009 Huntington Turkey Trot.

(Credit: Newsday / Daniel Goodrich)

Feel guilty about the extra helpings today at the Thanksgiving table? Get your metabolism in order with another tradition -- the turkey trot.

Thanksgiving is not only a day of eating, but a day to give thanks. To that end, all these runs have some charitable component, raising money for those less fortunate.

Register online to ensure a place at the starting line -- and guarantee you snag some swag, such as T-shirts and goodie bags. Most races are held rain or shine, or, alas, snow. --Stacey Altherr

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