Runners participate in the Garden City Turkey Trot.

Runners participate in the Garden City Turkey Trot. Credit: Howard Schnapp

Turkey trots have long been an annual holiday morning tradition in communities from Garden City to Blue Point. Here is a schedule of runs across Long Island.

MASSAPEQUA PARK 5K TURKEY TROT 

Where: Brady Park, Lake Shore Drive and Front Street, Massapequa Park

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 18

Fee: $30 through Nov. 13, $35 from Nov. 14 to Nov. 17, $40 race day; youth run: $15 through Nov. 14, $20 from Nov. 15-Nov. 17, $25 race day

More info: eventpowerli.com/turkeytrot 

Youth run begins at 8:30 a.m. Bring food donation. Benefits substance abuse treatment and general counseling services. 

LONG ISLAND TURKEY TRAIL TROT 5K RUN/WALK

Where: Bethpage State Park, 99 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., Farmingdale

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18

Fee: $35 race day; $15 fun run

More infoelitefeats.com

Benefits the Never Stop Running Foundation; fun run begins at 9 a.m.

EMO TURKEY TROT

Where: East Moriches Middle School, 9 Adelaide Ave., East Moriches

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee: $25, $30 race day

More infoelitefeats.com

5k in memory of Lisa Ringhoff, benefits health and wellness opportunities for East Moriches students. Bring food donation.

GARDEN CITY 5-MILE TROT

Where: St. Paul’s School, 285 Stewart Ave., Garden City

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee $30 until 9 p.m. Nov. 21, $40 9:01 p.m. Nov. 21 through race day, $20 fun run

More info: gcturkeytrot.com 

Special-needs run 8:30 a.m., fun run at 9:30 a.m. Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Interfaith Nutrition Network.

GLEN COVE EDUCATION FOUNDATION TURKEY TROT AND FUN RUN

Where: Glen Cove High school, 150 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee $30, $25 ages 18 and younger and 65 and older; $35 race day

More info: 516-801-8140, elitefeats.com 

Packet pickup begins at 8 a.m.

HAMPTON BAYS FIRE DEPARTMENT TURKEY TROT

Where: Hampton Bays Fire Department, 69 W. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays

When: 9:15 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee $25, $30 race day, $20 family fun walk, $10 ages 9 and younger

More Info: elitefeats.com

5k run/walk and 1-mile family fun walk to benefit the Hampton Bays Fire Department.

NISSEQUOGUE RIVER STATE PARK FOUNDATION 5K FOR THE PARK

Where: Nissequogue River State Park, 799 St. Johnland Rd., Kings Park

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee: $24, $30 race day; $10 fun run

More info: 516-437-4000, ourstatepark.com 

1k Turkey Trot for kids begins at 8:30 a.m.

OYSTER BAY 5K TURKEY TROT

Where: 76 South St., Oyster Bay

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee: $25 through Nov. 12, $30 from Nov. 13-Nov.23, $10 ages 16 and younger. No race day registration

More infoelitefeats.com

First 200 runners to cross finish line receive a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant; featuring live entertainment.

PORT WASHINGTON THANKSGIVING DAY 5-MILE RUN

Where: Beach Park, Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington

When: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee $40, $25 ages 9 -21. Registration ends Nov. 20

More info: 516-767-2121, portchest.org 

Benefits Community Chest. Food donations are encouraged.

SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER THANKSGIVING DAY FOOT RACES

Where: Miller Avenue School, 3 Miller Ave., Shoreham

When: 8 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee: $15, $20 race day

More info: 631-821-8116, swrschools.org 

One-mile runs for various ages. Benefits scholarships.

SMILES 5K TURKEY TROT, WALK

Where: Corey Beach, Corey Avenue, Blue Point

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee: $25, $15 fun run

More info: 631-552-5754, kidsrunlongisland.org 

5k run, 1.5-mile walk and ½-mile fun run (8:30 a.m.) for ages 10 and younger. Benefits nonprofits who serve youth of Long Island and the Robert Burns Community Scholarship.

TOWNWIDE FUND OF HUNTINGTON'S 4-MILE THANKSGIVING DAY RUN

Where: American Legion Hall, 1 Mill Dam Rd., Halesite

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee: $30, $45 race day; $15 fun run

More info: 631-629-4950, townwidefund.org or elitefeats.com 

Fun run begins at 8:30 a.m.

VFW POST 5350 TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK

Where: Francis S. Gabreski Airport, 220 Rogers Way, Westhampton Beach

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee: $30, $20 ages 12-18

More info: elitefeats.com 

Benefits VFW Post 5350.

MOUNT SINAI TURKEY TROT 5K

Where: Mount Sinai High school, 110 N. Country Rd., Mount Sinai

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 25

Fee: 5k: $30, $35 race day; fun run: $15, $20 race day

More info: 631-870-2500, strongislandrunningclub.com 

THE LEFTOVER TURKEY TROT 5K

Where: Bethpage State Park, 99 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., Farmingdale

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 25

Fee: $35 through Nov. 3, $38 from Nov. 4 - Nov. 24, $40 race day; free for fun run

More info: elitefeats.com 

Benefits the Never Stop Running Foundation. Kids fun run begins at 9 a.m., held at Polo Field.

ROB’S TRAIL RUN EDITION 5K

Where: Stillwell Woods, 72 S. Woods Rd., Woodbury

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 26

Fee: $45 through Nov. 15, $48 Nov. 16-Nov. 24, $55 Nov. 25 and race day; Youth ages 18 and younger: $37 through Oct. 31, $40 Nov. 1-Nov. 15, $43 Nov. 16-Nov. 23, $50 Nov. 25 and race day

More info: 516-349-7646, runsignup.com/Race/Info/NY/Woodbury/ROBSTRAILRUNEDITION 

5k in memory of Rob Lauterborn. 

MONTAUK RUN FOR FUN TURKEY DAY TROT

Where: Village Green, Main Street, Montauk

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee: $20

More Info: 631-324-2417, elitefeats.com

3-, 6-mile race. Virtual runs/walks available. Day-of-race registrations online only. All proceeds benefit the local food pantries.

CITY COUNCIL 10K TURKEY TROT 

Where: Long Beach Catholic Regional School, 735 West Broadway, Long Beach

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 19.

Fee: $45 race day, $15 fun run.

More Info: 516-431-3890, longbeachny.gov/races

Bring nonperishable food item, 1-mile fun run begins at 8:30 a.m. Race start and finish on New York Avenue and the boardwalk.

TURKEY TROT 5K

Where: John J. Burns Park, 4990 Merrick Rd., Massapequa,

When: 9:15 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee: $28, $35 race day, $10 fun run

More Info: elitefeats.com

Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and John Theissen Children's Foundation, kids fun run begins at 8:30 a.m.


MASSAPEQUA TURKEY TROT 5K

Where: John J. Burns Park, 4990 Merrick Rd., Massapequa,

When: 9:15 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee: $28, $35 race day, $10 fun run

More Info: elitefeats.com

Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, kids fun run begins at 8:30 a.m.


NORTH SHORE TURKEY TROT

Where: North Shore Community Youth Organization, 200 Glen Head Rd., Glen Head

When: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23

Fee: $25 through Oct. 29, $30 from Oct. 30 to Nov. 19, $35 race day, $10 fun run

More Info: elitefeats.com

Benefits the North Shore Community Youth Organization, kids 1/2-mile fun run begins at 9 a.m.
 

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