01/23/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Turkey Trot All Over Town: 10 Chicago-Area Thanksgiving Races

Bird it the word, people! Get in the holiday spirit with other hearty souls and run a Turkey Trot this week. You'll not only get some fresh, brisk fall air and great exercise, but you'll also start the long weekend with an awesome endorphin boost that no airport delay/turkey-induced coma/[insert your most dreaded Thanksgiving blah here] can touch. We've rounded up 10 great options all over town, below. Sign up for one today or register on-site, most of these low-key races will take entrants on race day. Just keep the holiday karma going strong and bring along some canned goods: These races support local food banks. Ready, set, go!

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