November 30, 2023

Run, Turkeys, Run!

Nov. 18, 2023

There are a million places to get a delicious Thanksgiving meal around northern Michigan, but the real decision is: Where will you go to run off that extra piece of pumpkin pie? We found three local Thanksgiving Day runs so you can enjoy all the stuffing your little heart desires. In Traverse City, there’s the Up North Media Turkey Trot, which starts at 9am at St. Francis High School and offers a 5K run/walk option ($40) or the “5 Mile Flier” ($45) at Crystal Mountain hosts its Turkey Vulture 5K ($25) at 9am, plus a 1-mile fun run ($10), with a portion of proceeds benefiting North Sky Raptor Sanctuary. Details at And last but not least is the 13th annual Kiwanis Boyne City Turkey Trot ($30/person) that starts and ends at Boyne City Veterans Park. Register at


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