Thanksgiving Day running races in CNY set for all levels of competitors

Thanksgiving Day running races in CNY set for all levels of competitors #302

Looking for a good workout Thursday morning prior to your big Thanksgiving Day meal?

The CNY running scene offers several races for all levels of fitness, with distances varying from just under a 5K to a 10K. The schedule includes:

Baldwinsville Kiwanis Turkey Day Race: Thursday, CW Baker High School, 29 East Oneida St., Baldwinsville. Races include a ½ mile kids run at 8:30 a.m., a 5K at 9:15 a.m. and a 10K at 10 a.m. Proceeds will help support the Cato-Meridian Back Pack Program. For more, see

Turkey Trot 5K Run – YMCA Race: Starts at 9 a.m. Thursday, at the Cortland YMCA. Tompkins Street, Cortland. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Cortland Salvation Army Food Pantry. Part of the BorgWarner /Cortland YMCA 2014 Race Series. For more, see

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Prediction Run: Starts at 9 a.m. Thursday at Ithaca High School, 1401 N Cayuga St, Ithaca. Runners will be asked to predict how long it will take to run the 5-mile course. No watches allowed. Pies awarded to those closest to their predicted times. Bagels, croissants, apples, cider. Free. No pre-registration. For more, see

Skaneateles Turkey Trot: Non-competitive, nearly 5K run. Starts at 9 a.m. Thursday in front of the Sherwood Inn, across from Clift Park in downtown Skaneateles. There’s no cost and participants can either run or walk the distance. Donations will be solicited for the local food pantry. For more, call 685-0552 or email

F-M Turkey Trot: Three, non-competitive races start and finish Thursday morning at the Fayetteville-Manlius High School track. The high school is located at 8201 E Seneca Turnpike, Manlius. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with a 800-meter kid’s fun run; and at 10:15 the 4K and 8K races will start. Hosted by the F-M All Sports Booster Club. For more,

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