5 Thanksgiving Day runs in Nashville

Before celebrating the holiday, trot your way around town.

A pack of runners photographed from the waist down wearing tennis shoes warm up before a race begins.

That finish line feeling.

Strut your stuff before you stuff your stomach: Turkey Trot season is around the corner.

If you’re inspired to run, walk, or trot while your family and friends are visiting this holiday, check out this list of five Thanksgiving Day races happening around Nashville.

Music City Turkey Trot

Kick off your holiday with a 5K run/walk or 1-Mile Waddle. The race includes a costume contest, largest teams competition, entertainment on the course, and finisher medals for all participants.

  • Time: First race at 8 a.m.
  • Place: Nissan Stadium and downtown
  • Tickets: $30+

Nashville Turkey Trot

This family-friendly event features a kid’s dash, fun run, 5K, and 10-mile races. Bonus: Fox’s Donut Den donuts will be waiting for you at the finish line.

  • Time: First race at 8:15 a.m.
  • Place: Wave Country, 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy.
  • Tickets: Kids, free+ and adults, $38+

Boulevard Bolt

Celebrating 30 years this season, the 5-mile Boulevard Bolt has grown from 2,500 participants to over 7,500 runners.

  • Time: Race begins at 8 a.m.
  • Place: Belle Meade Boulevard near St. George’s
  • Tickets: $40+

Turkey Trot

Over 3,000 participants run or walk the 5K, 10K, and 1K Kid’s Turkey Chase through the heart of Cool Springs — event proceeds benefit GraceWorks Ministries.

  • Time: First race at 7 a.m.
  • Place: 3000 Meridian Blvd.
  • Tickets: Kids, $15 and adults, $40+

Tommy Crockett Memorial Rescue Run

Previously Mt. Juliet’s Turkey Trot, this 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run awards 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals in each age group + proceeds benefit Animal Rescue Corps.

  • Time: First race at 8 a.m.
  • Place: Two Rivers Ford, 76 Belinda Pkwy.
  • Tickets: $40+
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