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Turkey trots on Long Island this fall

Where Long Islanders can participate in a Turkey

Where Long Islanders can participate in a Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving.  Credit: Greater Long Island Running Club

In-person 5K runs and walks are back for Thanksgiving Day this year. Turkey trots have long been an annual holiday morning tradition in communities from Garden City to Montauk.

EMO TURKEY TROT. Middle school, 9 Adelaide Ave., East Moriches, elitefeats.com. Bring food donation. Benefits student wellness. Fee $20. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 25.

GARDEN CITY 5-MILE TROT. St. Paul’s School, 285 Stewart Ave., Garden City, 516-515-1598, gcturkeytrot.com. Special needs run 8:30 a.m., fun run at 9:15 a.m. Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Interfaith Nutrition Network. Fee $30, $15 fun run. Date 10 a.m. Nov. 25.

GLEN COVE EDUCATION FOUNDATION TURKEY TROT AND FUN RUN. High school, 150 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, 516-801-8140, events.elitefeats.com/glencove21. Packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m., race rain or shine. Fee $25, $20 ages 17 and younger and 85 and older; $30 race day. Date 9:30 a.m. Nov. 25.

LYNN GARTNER DUNNE ROB’S RUN 5K. Stillwell Woods, Syosset, 516-349-7646, glirc.org. 5k in memory of Rob Lauterborn. Fee $35. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 28.

MONTAUK RUN FOR FUN TURKEY DAY TROT. Village Green, Main Street, Montauk, 631-324-4142, turkeyday.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8420. 3-, 6-mile race. Virtual runs/walks available. No registrations on site day of race. All proceeds benefit the local food pantries. Fee $10. Date 10 a.m. Nov. 25.

NISSEQUOGUE RIVER STATE PARK FOUNDATION 5K FOR THE PARK. Nissequogue River State Park, 799 St. Johnland Rd., Kings Park, 516-437-4000, Nissequogue River State Park, 799 St. Johnland Rd., ourstatepark.com. Fee $24, $30 race day, $10 fun run. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 25.

OYSTER BAY 5K TURKEY TROT. South Street and Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, oysterbayturkeytrot.com. First 200 runners to cross finish receive a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant. Runner’s bibs will be mailed in advance. Day of race registration located at tent at the Oyster Bay LIRR station. Fee $25, $10 ages 16 and under. Date 9:30 a.m. Nov. 25.

PORT WASHINGTON THANKSGIVING DAY 5-MILE RUN. Beach Park, Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, 516-767-2121, portchest.org. Benefits Community Chest, food donations are encouraged. Fee $35.Date 8:30 a.m. Nov. 25.

SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER THANKSGIVING DAY FOOT RACES. School, 3 Miller Ave., Shoreham, 631-821-8116, swrschools.org. 5k, 5-mile and 1-mile runs for various ages. Benefits scholarships. Fee $15 in advance, $20 day of race. Date 8 a.m. Nov. 25.

SMILES 5K TURKEY TROT, WALK. Corey Beach, Corey Avenue, Blue Point, 631-552-5754, kidsrunlongisland.org. 5k run, 1.5-mile walk and ½ mile fun run for ages 10 and younger. Participants can run/walk the race that they register for anytime and anywhere from Nov. 21-29. Benefits Smiles Change Lives. Fee $25, $15 fun run. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 25.

TOWNWIDE FUND OF HUNTINGTON'S 4-MILE THANKSGIVING DAY RUN. American Legion Hall, 1 Mill Dam Rd., Halesite, 631-271-3349, townwidefund.org. Fee $25, $40 race day, $10 fun run. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 25.

THE LEFTOVER 5K TURKEY TROT. Bethpage State Park, 99 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., Farmingdale, elitefeats.com. Benefits the Never Stop Running Foundation. Fee $30, $35 race day; $10 fun run. Date 9:30 a.m. Nov. 27.

MOUNT SINAI TURKEY TROT 5K. High school, 110 N. Country Rd., Mount Sinai, 631-870-2500, strongislandrunningclub.com. Fee 5k: $25, $30 race day; fun run: $10, $15 race day. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 27.

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