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Races to run or walk around Indianapolis this season

If you’re inspired to run, walk, or trot as the weather starts cooling down, check out these seasonal struts happening around Indy.

A group of runners under an inflatable marathon arch

Will you be in the crowd this November?

Photo via @drumstickdashindy

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If you’re inspired to run, walk, or trot as the weather starts cooling down, check out these seasonal struts happening around Indy.

Turkey trots

Drumstick Dash | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 9 a.m. | Broad Ripple | $42 | Move your feet so others can eat during the 21st annual Drumstick Dash.

Family Fun Turkey Run | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 8:30 a.m. | Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis | $31-$39 | Join this 20th annual fall run for the entire family featuring a 4-mile run, a 1-mile run, and a kid-friendly run/walk to support YMCA programs + the PMHS Cross Country Program.

Turkey Burn Run/Walk | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 8:30-11 a.m. | Craig Park, Greenwood | $15-$35 | Gather your family, friends, and arch rivals for this fun 5K for adults and kids to support the battle against kids’ hunger.

Gravy Chase | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 8:30 a.m. | Zionsville | $30-$40 | The race is entering its seventh year as a Thanksgiving Day tradition through the scenic streets of historic downtown Zionsville with a 2.2-mile walk or 4-mile run to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County.

Still need some time to train? Check out these runs in December.

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The after finishing the Glühwein Gallop participants get a complimentary serving of beer, Glühwein, or hot chocolate.

Winter runs

Glühwein Gallop 5k | Saturday, Dec. 2 | 9 a.m. | Carmel | $35 | This scenic run will start and finish at the Christkindlmarkt festival + will include a costume contest and warm mulled wine after the race.

Santa Hustle | Sunday, Dec. 3 | 8:30 a.m. | White River State Park, Indianapolis | $20-$70 | Join a 5K, half marathon, or kids dash in support of Little Red Door Cancer Agency — plus bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

Donut 5K Run & Walk | Saturday, Dec. 23 | 9 a.m. | Carmel | $20-$40 | This race is separated into age groups + also offers Doggie Awards for fastest, largest, smallest, and best dressed pups.

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