Turkey trots and Thanksgiving parades in Indianapolis 2017
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Who doesn’t love Indianapolis during the fall?

Indiana’s largest city takes on a family-vibe when Thanksgiving rolls around. From family members getting together for a large Thanksgiving dinner to runners looking to lose some calories at a turkey trot, Thanksgiving in Indianapolis is truly a special time of the year. As for the latter, if you’re looking for a great trot to make room for the turkey dinner, here are the best runs you should visit in Indianapolis and its surroundings this season.

Gobble Gallop 5K
Nov. 23 @ 8 am
Hendricks Health YMCA -- 301 Satori Pkwy., #160, Avon, IN 46123
(317) 272-4186

Get ready to go galloping for the turkey on Thanksgiving at this fun trot. The Gobble Gallop 5K will donate its proceeds to help the community at large, and this fun race will present families with the opportunity to make some room for the turkey day dinner that will be ahead later on in the day.

Fit Livin’ Thanksgiving Day Run
Nov. 23 @ 8:45 am (Start of First Race)
Dillon Park -- 6001 Edenshall Ln., Noblesville, IN 46060
(317) 776-6350 (Dillon Park Phone #)

It’s time to get the family into shape for Thanksgiving, and this is the trot that will certainly do it. The Fit Livin’ Thanksgiving Day Run will have a fun run for the kids, and two more races for the older crowd to make room for the turkey dinner. The race’s motto is “Fitness With a Goal,” and that will be the case on Thanksgiving morning.

Gobblers Jog 5K
Nov. 23 @ 8 am
Saxony Campus -- 1358 E. 131st St., Fishers, IN 46037
No Phone Number

The Indianapolis suburb of Fishers is one of the region’s main spots for holiday fun. On Thanksgiving morning, it will be a center of fitness when the Gobblers Jog 5K will take over the Saxony Campus. This 5K run & walk is USATF certified, and the entire family should get in on the fun and fitness to make room for the turkey dinner.

Burn it Off Run
Nov. 24 @ 9 am
Intelliplex Conference Center -- 2150 Intelliplex Dr., Shelbyville, IN 46176
No Phone Number

Are you ready to burn off that Thanksgiving Day dinner? Well make your way to Shelbyville to run in the Burn it Off 5K Run and Walk. Only a 20-minute drive from Indy, this race will present runners with a chance to get rid of the extra weight and have fun doing it.