These races are often huge events, with thousands of participants.
Here are a few of New Jersey's best Thanksgiving Runs:
The Dick Meighan Memorial Thanksgiving Day Run in Upper Saddle River
The 14th Dick Meighan Memorial Run, a Bergen County Thanksgiving tradition, will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012 at the Cavallini Middle School, 392 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
Entry fees are $25 for pre-registration, $30 on race day. There is a 7:30-8:45 am check-in, and the 5K run starts at 9:00 am.
The race is organized by the Upper Saddle River Recreation Commission and will follow the format of previous races, featuring individual and family team competition. To support and reward the participation of young people, age divisions are: 10-and-under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-24, 25-29.
The LOU LUPINACCI AWARD, initiated in 2011, in memory of Upper Saddle resident Lou Lupinacci, will be awarded to the youngest girl and the youngest boy to run or walk across the finish line with no assistance. The award is sponsored by the Bauer/Guild/
The run was inaugurated after the September 11, 1999 death of Upper Saddle River resident Dick Meighan who was a long time resident and active participant in community life. He was a coach to hundreds in a variety of sports which spanned the ages and interests of his four children.
Proceeds from the event continue to benefit the local community, including D.A.R.E., the SRV Rescue Squad, Ambulance Corps and Fire Department, USR Education Foundation, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, USR Youth Triathlon, Shelter Our Sisters, Oasis, Children's Therapy Center, The Rose Foundation of Haiti, and the "Extra Mile" Scholarship Fund. Total donations exceed $200,000.
This event attracts runners from all over North Jersey, Rockland, Weschrster and beyond. It provides much Thanksgiving Day joy to thousands of runners and their families.
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Morris Township Thanksgiving Day 5K/1M Turkey Trot
The Morris Township Thanksgiving Day 5K/1M Turkey Trot will be held on Thursday November 22, 2012 at 8:30 am at Ginty Field (adjacent to Police HQ) in Morris Township, New Jersey.
Event Day Schedule:
7:00 am - Registration Opens
8:30 am - 5k Run
8:40 am - 1M Walk/Fun Run begin
9:15 am Kids Trot
9:30 am Awards Ceremony
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2012 Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Flemington
The 2012 CEA Johanna Foods Turkey Trot is set for Thanksgiving morning in Flemington, New Jersey.
Be a part of something really BIG! The 20th Annual Center for Educational Advancement/
Your participation will benefit CEA’s programs to educate, empower and employ individuals with special needs
The 2K Fitness Walk will start at 9:15 am followed by the 5K Run at 9:45 am.
Last year, more than 5,000 people ran, walked or just cheered the participants through the streets of Flemington. This is one of Hunterdon County's great events!
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