Turkey trots and Thanksgiving parades in Austin 2017
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you can best believe that Austin and Central Texas are gearing up for the season of giving.

All over Central Texas, families will get together to fellowship in food, family, and football. What families will also be engaged in during the Thanksgiving holiday season will be turkey trots and parades, and if you’re looking for one, or both in Austin and its environs, take in these great events that will occur before the gravy is poured on the Thanksgiving turkey.

Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot
Nov. 23 @ 8:45 am (Start of First Run)
The Long Center for the Performing Arts -- 701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX 78704
No Phone Number

Thundercloud Subs is an Austin tradition, and this venerable chain will put on the largest turkey trot in Central Texas for families to burn off those calories. The Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot will have runs for all ages and stamina, from a Kids K that will get the kids excited for the day, to the five-mile run (timed and untimed) that will really test just how much you stay in shape. Regardless, this run will be tremendous fun for the whole family, and will certainly work up an appetite for the family.

Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K
Nov. 23 @ 9 am (Start of the First Race)
Gupton Stadium -- 200 Gupton Way, Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 570-0166 (Stadium Phone Number)

If you’re in the suburbs of Austin, then join the “revenge of the turkeys” at this awesome trot. The Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K will have both a Kids K run and a 5K for those who really want to shape up before Thanksgiving dinner; and to show their appreciation for your participation, the event will offer music, food, and other great activities after the race. This will be a total family experience, one you shouldn’t miss out on.

Pfeathered Pfun Run
Nov. 23 @ 8 am (Start of First Race)
North Beach Pavilion at Lake Pflugerville -- Pflugerville Pkwy & Weiss Ln., Pflugerville, TX 78660
No Phone Number

In Pflugerville, this fun will certainly live up to its name. The Pfeathered Pfun Run will offer three sets of races -- one for the kids, a 5K for more moderate runners, and a challenging 10K run that will test the stamina of all those who run the later. The “Pfun Run” will give all runners a beautiful shot of Lake Pflugerville, and that, combined with the wellness, will create one fond family moment for Thanksgiving.

Live Oak Brewing 5K Beer Run
Nov. 18 @ 4 pm
Live Oak Brewing Taproom & Brewery -- 1615 Crozier Ln, Austin, TX 78617
(512) 385-2299

Let’s get this out of the way first -- this is not a trot for the kiddos, so leave them at home. For the family members who are old enough, this will be a fun run for those who want to get into shape and love beer. The 5k run will provide fun for all those who choose to participate in what will be one fun spectacle in Austin.