Healthy Life: Philadelphia Turkey Trots for Thanksgiving 2009

You don't have to feel guilty about your Thanksgiving dinner. Here's where to burn calories pre- and post-gobble fest in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas

Fairmount Park Thanksgiving 5-Mile Turkey Trot, November 26, 2009
If you’re looking to stay in the city for your turkey-day trek, this Fairmount Park event, which loops around Memorial Hall, is the perfect pre-feast race. Registration closes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Type: Run
Where: Memorial Hall, 4231 North Concourse Drive
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $20

Philadelphia Insurance Companies 17th-Annual Turkey Trot, November 26, 2009
Traversing along the Wissahickon Creek, this race offers runners a 5-mile or 1-mile course that shows off the Forbidden Trail’s famous fall foliage. Proceeds from the race benefit Face to Face, a Germantown organization that benefits the community through social programs, a food kitchen, and a health clinic.
Type: Run/Walk
Where: Northwestern Avenue & entrance of Forbidden Drive
Time: Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.; 5-mile race starts at 9:00 a.m.; 1-mile race starts at 9:05 a.m.
Cost: $30; 14 and under, $10

Bucks County

Run For Your Health Thanksgiving Day 5-Mile Race, November 26, 2009

The Bucks County Road Runners Club sponsors this annual 5-mile race (as well as the 1-mile fun run or walk) in Langhorne, so you can be sure it’ll draw some of the area’s more competitive runners. Proceeds benefit the Bethanna organization, which provides the area with adoption and foster service, as well as support programs for foster families and their children.
Type: Run/Walk
Where: 1 Summit Square, Langhorne
Time: 5 mile race starts at 9:00 a.m., 1 mile race at 9:05 a.m.
Cost: $20 by November 11, $25 by November 24, and a late registration cost of $30.