Holiday road, trail races aplenty across NH
Things will get moving this afternoon in Newton, where the Turkey Trot 5K is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
Registration will take place at Gallien’s Beach in Derry from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The race is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.
With Thanksgiving-themed road or trail footraces scheduled in 17 communities — one Wednesday afternoon, the rest Thursday morning, you don’t have to travel far to earn your bird.
Newton: Turkey Trot 5K, 3 p.m., The Hen House Bar & Grill, 85 South Main St.
Bow: Fifth annual Bow Police Association 5K Turkey Trot, 8 a.m., Bow High School, 32 White Rock Hill Road
Colebrook: Make Room For Pie 5K Turkey Trot, 9 a.m., North Country Community Recreation Center, 33 Rec Center Road
Derry: 40th annual Greater Derry Turkey Trot, 9 a.m., Galliens Town Beach on Beaver Lake, Route 102
Keene: Wobble Gobble (4M), 8:30 a.m., Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington St. Madison: Purity Spring Thanksgiving Day 5K Trail Race, 9 a.m., King Pine Ski Area, Route 153
Merrimack: Turkey Trot 5K, 8 a.m., Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain St.
Nashua: Great Gobbler Thanksgiving Day 5K, 8 a.m., Nashua High School South Track, 36 Riverside St.
Nottingham: second annual Dunbarton Estates Turkey Trot 5K, 8 a.m., corner of Francesca Way and Michela Way
Rochester: Free Fall Classic 5K, 8:30 a.m., Rochester Community Center, 150 Wakefield St.
Sunapee: 5K Sunapee Turkey Trot, 9 a.m., Sunapee Harbor Gazebo, 71 Main St.
Whitefield: Severance Wilderness Trail Run, 8:30 a.m., Severance Homestead, 544 Jefferson Road.