by Samantha Haas
on Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at 4:22pm.
As many families head to the grocery store to pick up ingredients for Thanksgiving meals, some may also be preparing for another holiday tradition that requires tennis shoes. Hundreds of people are getting ready to run and walk on Thanksgiving morning, and three events are held in the Madison area this year. Some encourage wearing costumes, others to bring pets and kids, and all a great time to benefit local charities. Be warned: treats at the finish line may or may not curb your appetite for the rest of the day.
When: 8 a.m. Thursday, November 23 Where: Breese Stevens Field, 917 E. Mifflin St. Options: 5-mile run or 2-mile walk $25 for adult and $20 for child ages 17 and under; dog jog $30 with adult and $25 with child ages 17 and under (with your dog's registration you will receive a Festival Foods bandana and a Purina coupon) Charity: YCMA and Boys & Girls Club Registration: Fee goes up $5 race eve/day
When: 8:15 a.m. Thursday, November 23 Where: Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way Options: Kids dash for ages 8 and under, Timed 5K run or walk for $36.99 (get cinnamon rolls at the finish line) Charity: United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County Registration: Closes at noon on November 20
When: 9 a.m. Thursday, November 23 Where: Fitchburg Business Park, 5500 E. Cheryl Pkwy. Options: 10K run or 5K run or walk for $40 Charity: Madison-based Technology Education Fund Registration: Online through November 23 or in person at packet pick-up location through November 22 at 5957 McKee Road or race morning until 8:30 a.m. at Derby Village