CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A funny meme shared this time of year reads, “One of my biggest fears is marrying into a family that runs 5k’s on holidays.”

Whether you’re a running family or prefer a slower paced walk before sitting down to your Thanksgiving turkey dinner, the Capital Region offers quite a few of both on Thursday morning.

Check the links for times, distances and registration information. Some have costume contests for participants and pets! Please note: not all races offer day of registration.

Altamont’s Run Off That Turkey Turkey Trot

Bethlehem Turkey Trot

Christopher Dailey Foundation Turkey Trot in Saratoga

Cohoes Turkey Trot

Ellis Cardiac Classic in Schenectady

Glens Falls Gobble Wobble

Troy Turkey Trot