Turkey trots and Thanksgiving parades in Cleveland and Akron 2017
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When it comes to Thanksgiving, few cities can take on the feel of the season quite like Cleveland can.

In the city and the surrounding suburbs, the Cleveland region is filled with family, food, and fun. As part of the fun, family members may want to take in one of the numerous turkey trots that will do the area, and if you’re looking to make some room for the turkey on Thanksgiving, take in one of these great fun runs in the Cleveland area.

Home Run for the Homeless
Nov. 23 @ 9 am (Start of First Race)
419 W. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44302
(330) 379-1057

Are you ready to run for a big cause on Thanksgiving morning? Well, tie up those sneakers and head to downtown Akron for the Home Run for the Homeless turkey trot. This race will go to raise funds for numerous homeless initiatives within Northeast Ohio, and the course will wind your way through a revitalized downtown Akron.

6th Annual G.P.A. Turkey Trot
Nov. 23 @ 7:30 am
1737 Steese Rd., Green, OH 4685

It may be a chilly morning on Thanksgiving in Greater Cleveland, but braving the cold will be worth it at this trot. The suburb of Green will host the G.P.A. Turkey Trot, which will be in its 6th year of racing and will send its proceeds to fund college scholarships for seniors of Green High School. What a great cause to burn calories for.

Lake County YMCA Turkey Day 5K
Nov. 23 @ 8:30 am
Painesville YMCA -- 933 Mentor Ave., Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 352-3303

Over in Lake County, runners from across the county will come to Painesville to run in this fantastic trot. The Lake County YMCA Turkey Trot 5K is a perfect family-friendly tort that will have a small town feel to it. Proceeds from the trot will go to community charity organizations, so make the community better by burning off some calories to make room for Thanksgiving dinner.

Turkey Dash
Nov. 23 @ 9 am
Avon High School -- 37545 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011
(440) 934-6171

Get ready to dash for the turkey in Avon, The Turkey Dash is a small-town event that will go to help a big cause. All of the proceeds from the Turkey Dash will go to help out the Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation, which will be perfect if you’re looking to run for a cause on Thanksgiving morning in Greater Cleveland.