There’s no shortage of things to do in November. While pumpkin patches and apple cider might be the first activities that come to mind, consider adding one of these Cleveland races to your autumn bucket list.
The Cleveland Turkey Trot
A Thanksgiving morning tradition for over 40 years, this race has activities for any age group to kick off the holiday and celebrate. With events that include a 1-mile fun walk, along with a 5-mile run or 5k timed run, this festive race attracts more than 9,200 participants each year. Nov. 24, 8:45 a.m., 500 Lakeside Ave. E, Cleveland, turkeytrotcleveland.com
The Dirty Dirty 15k
This race stands as the beautiful finale to Western Reserve’s Dirty Trails Series at the scenic North Chagrin Reservation. Hikers and runners alike gather for this race through the colorful woods of the Bridle Trail making a unique running experience. “Any pace is welcome,” says Western Reserve Racing marketer Kim Lint. Nov. 19, 7:30 a.m., 2944 River Road, Willoughby Hills, westernreserveracing.com
The Pigskin Classic 5k
This race is all about the build-up to the biggest college football game on the face of the planet: Ohio State versus Michigan. A portion of the proceeds go to The Ohio State University Scholarship Fund, but you can still cheer on Michigan when choosing your team-coordinated race shirt. Just don’t expect us to acknowledge you in any way. Nov. 26, 10 a.m., 1214 W. Sixth St., Cleveland, runsignup.com