Do the gobble wobble at this year’s Ann Arbor Turkey Trot

Registration now open

A woman walks in fitness shoes. (Pixabay)

ANN ARBOR – Beat back a turkey-induced food coma during the 16th Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K.

Starting at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, runners can dash down Main Street and around Ebel Field in their best Thanksgiving costumes and ugly sweaters.

This year, a part of each runner’s registration fee will go to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, which raises funds for pediatric brain tumor research.

Runners only pay $29 for the in-person 5K. Extras, such as race medals or t-shirts, can be added to the registration in an “a la carte” fashion. An at-home virtual option is available for $7 to those who can’t participate in the downtown Ann Arbor race.

Young participants ages 10 and younger, who aren’t quite ready for a full 5K, can sign up for a 1K race that begins at 8:15 a.m.

Online registration closes at noon on Nov. 22.

Awards will be given to the three fastest men and women in their age groups, the three ugliest sweaters and the best holiday costumes.

Find race information here.

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Sarah has worked for WDIV since June 2018. She covers community events, good eats and small businesses in Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Grand Valley State University.