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There's nothing jive about Charlotte's turkey trot season
Road races galore to mark Thanksgiving
 
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1:50 pm
by Ashley Mahoney | The Charlotte Post

Between 3,000-4,500 calories will be consumed on Thanksgiving Day, according to the Calorie Control Council. No one wants to food shame the most festive of days.

Seriously, pass another helping of mashed potatoes, and add a little extra gravy. However, with over 1,300 turkey trots taking place throughout the country, here are three in Charlotte to commence the holiday in fit fashion. Gobble, gobble!


1) University City Turkey Trot 5k
Location: 3024 Prosperity Church Road


Distance: 5 kilometers and 1 mile fun run


Packet pick-up on Thanksgiving: 7 a.m.  


Start time: 8 a.m. for the 5k, and 9 a.m. for the 1-mile fun run


Cost: $30 for the 5k, and $15 for the 1 mile fun run


For more information: http://www.universitycityturkeytrot.com/race-info/


2) Charlotte Southpark Turkey Trot
Note: This race is open to a maximum of 15,000 participants.  


Location: Southpark Mall 4400 Sharon Road


Distance: 8k, 5k, 1-mile fun run, Tot Trot (26.2 yards for children walking through 6 years old may compete in the tot trot) and Tuff Turkey (for participants who run both the 8k and 5k).


Packet pick-up on Thanksgiving: 6:30 a.m. at Southpark Mall in front of Dillard’s Parking Deck—look for the large tent.


Start time:


8:00 a.m.: 1 mile fun run


8:30 a.m.:  8k


9:30 a.m.: 5k


10:30 a.m.: Tot Trot


10:30 a.m.: awards ceremony


Cost:


1-mile fun run: $35


8k: $45


5k: $40


Tuff Turkey: $75


Tot Trot: $12


Note: There is a $5 discount for children under 12 years old.


For more information:


https://charlotteturkeytrot.racesonline.com


3) Turkey Dash
Location: Village at Robinson Farm 8410 Rea Road


Distance: 4 mile and 1 mile


Start time: 8:30 a.m. for the 4 mile and 9:30 a.m. for the mile race


Cost: $43 for the 4 mile and $29 for the 1 mile

For more information:


http://turkeydashcharlotte.com

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