RUN YOUR BUTT OFF: Healthy Life’s Fall Running Calendar

Don’t miss a chance to sweat for a good cause. Here, our roundup of 28 area runs (and walks!) from now through the end of November

Philadelphia Marathon, November 22, 2009
The full and half marathons are all booked up, but there are still some spots available for the Rothman Institute 8K. The course starts off at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and winds past the Philadelphia Museum of Art and along the banks of the Schuylkill River. You have until November 13th to register.

Type: Run
Where: 8K starts at 22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Time: Marathons 7:00 a.m.; 8K starts 7:15 a.m.
Cost: $45 for 8K

Third-Annual Annunciation BVM Turkey Trot, November 28, 2009
With special appearances from Santa Clause and “The Jogging Turkey,” the third-annual Annunciation Turkey Trot features a family fun walk (1.2 miles) through the streets of Havertown and a 5K run along Karakung Drive. Proceeds for this event will be used to fund upgrades in technology and other related tools for students at Annunciation School and the parish PREP classes.

Type: Walk/ Run
Where: Annunciation BVM School, 401 Brookline Boulevard, Havertown
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $20 ($25 after November 20); Family Rate (up to 5 people), $55 ($60 after November 20); 14 and under, $15

Abington YMCA Gobble Wobble, November 26, 2009
Aside from the tradition 5K awards The Gobble Wobble is on the look out for the following runners: Cold Turkey who is the most bundled up, Hot Potato, the more risqué runner who is least bundled and Corny Plumage goes to the best individual and group costume or outfit.

Type: Run/ Walk
Location: 1073 Old York Road, Abington
Time: Registration 7:30 a.m.; Start 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $23 by November 23, after $30 for Adults and $10 for Children