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Run before you eat: Thanksgiving races
Run before you eat: Thanksgiving races

(WXIA) -- Thanksgiving is a week away, and with the turkey and trimmings comes another Atlanta tradition: the ATC Atlanta Half Marathon.

The 13.1-mile race begins and ends at Turner Field. Its course covers much of the city, including Atlantic Station, Piedmont Park, historic Auburn Avenue and Oakland Cemetery.

There is still time to sign up; registration is $95 at Wednesday's race expo. Get all the details here. There are also Thanksgiving Day 5K, Mashed Potato Mile and Gravy Gallop options for those who aren't ready to tackle a half.

Can't make it to Atlanta on Thanksgiving morning? There are plenty of race options in the suburbs too! Here are a few of them:

Give Thanks 8K and Fun Run, Athens
9 a.m., Bottleworks on Prince (297 Prince Avenue)
$35
Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, the top male and female masters finishers, as well as the top three finishers in five-year age increments from 10 and under to 75 and older. Participants will receive T-shirts and healthy post-race snacks. This event benefits Meals on Wheels.

Tryptophan Half Marathon and 10K/5K, Cumming
7 a.m., Totally Running (405 Peachtree Parkway)
$75 for half marathon, $50 for 10K, $30 for 5K
Awards will be given to the top three finishers overall, as well as first place finishers in five-year age increments between 10 and 65. Participants will receive T-shirts, arm sleeves and goody bags (5K entry does not include an arm sleeve). This race benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Race for this City Half Marathon, Griffin
7:30 a.m., Journey Church (315 West Solomon Street)
$80
Finishers will receive quarter-zip running tops and finisher medals. This race benefits Impact Racing Ministries, a Griffin-based charity that assists at-risk children and their families.

Five Star Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, 15K and Half Marathon, Johns Creek
8 a.m., Trinity Athletics (3950 Johns Creek Court)
$30 to receive a T-shirt, $15 with no T-shirt
Custom medals will be given to all finishers who run a 10K or longer, while awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, male and female masters finishers and top three finishers in each age group. Participants can save $15 and opt out of the long sleeve technical T-shirt. This race benefits food pantries throughout Forsyth County; runners are asked to bring a few non-perishable food items to the event.

Gobble Jog, Marietta
7:30 a.m., Marietta Square
$45 for 10K, $40 for 5K, $20 for Tot Trot
Runners will receive T-shirts, while the top overall finishers in each division will be honored at a post-race awards ceremony. This race benefits MUST Ministries; this year, organizers hope to break the Guinness World Record for most runners in a multi-venue event, so come out to be a part of history!

Turkey Day 5K/10K, McDonough
8 a.m., Academy Sports + Outdoors (198 South Point Boulevard)
$30 for 10K, $25 for 5K, $20 for 1-mile run
All participants (except for children in the Tot Trot) will receive T-shirts. This race benefits Prevent Child Abuse Henry County and the Kim Krumm Kidney Kampaign.

Turkey Day 5K / 1 Mile Run / Tot Trot, Norcross
8 a.m., The Forum on Peachtree Parkway (5155 Peachtree Parkway)
$30 for 5K, $15 for 1-mile run
Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, male and female masters finishers, and male and female "Most Spirited" finishers. All 5K finishers will receive long sleeve technical shirts, while mile runners will get long sleeve cotton shirts.