turkey trot

From left, Debbie Piercy and Erik and Melissa Head don Thanksgiving-themed hats as they get ready to participate in a YMCA Turkey Trot fun run and walk along the Missouri River.

Squeeze in a turkey trot while the bird and fixings are cooking. A handful of races are set leading up to Thanksgiving so you can burn those calories before the big meal.

NOV. 17

Turkey Trot

Ponca Hills Fire Station, 12919 Ponca Road

10 a.m.

Facebook.com; search “ponca hills turkey trot”

NOV. 18

Turkey Trails 5K/10K

Miller’s Landing, 151 Freedom Park Road

8 a.m.


NOV. 22

Feast and Feathers Trail Races

Cunningham Lake, 96th and State Streets

8 a.m.


Lincoln YMCA Turkey Trot

Cooper YMCA, 6767 S. 14th St., Lincoln

8 a.m.


Fremont Family YMCA

Turkey Trot

Fremont Family YMCA, 810 N. Lincoln Ave., Fremont, Nebraska

8:30 a.m.


Omaha Turkey Trot

Lewis & Clark Landing, 345 Riverfront Drive

9 a.m.


Omaha Running Club Thanksgiving Fun Run

Zorinsky Lake, 3808 S. 156th St.

9 a.m.


NOV. 25

Lincoln Hungry Turkey

Haymarket Park, 403 Line Drive, Lincoln

8:30 a.m.


Kelsey covers health and fitness for The World-Herald. Follow her on Twitter @kels2. Phone: 402-444-3100.

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