November Virtual Races + GIVEAWAY

One more month in 2020’s Coronavirus world means another month of compiling virtual races. We’ve hit eight months and counting. 

The holidays often cause me to lose sight of my fitness goals. Now more than ever, I need virtual races to stay focused and motivated with the absence of in-person events. 

Besides being great motivators, I have four more reasons why you should run a virtual race.

This month, in addition to staying true to my fitness goals, I’m striving to find gratitude every day. Living with gratitude, I am truly grateful for so many organizations offering virtual races and as we roll into the holiday season, there is cornucopia filled to the brim of fun Thanksgiving themes and other fun runs.

One of my personal favorites Thanksgiving virtual races is the Goody Goody Turkey Gobble which benefits the Metro Tampa YMCA’s LIVESTRONG families.

Since Thanksgiving Day tends to be a bit chaotic in our home, I chose to run the Goody Goody Turkey Gobble virtually for the past couple of years. I prefer to run a virtual race where and when it fits into my Thanksgiving Day rather than racing around trying to fit it all. 

Last year, I ran the Goody Goody Turkey Gobble in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

This year, participants can run their 5K anytime and anywhere between November 22 – November 28.  

Although this year lacks the Goody Goody post-race treats, the 6th Annual Goody Goody Turkey promises the all the fun Thanksgiving themed swag: a bib, the Goody Goody Turkey Gobble Medal and the Goody Goody Turkey Gobble tech tee. 

Goody Goody Turkey Gobble medal
2019 Goody Goody Turkey Gobble 5K Medal

And thankfully, I have a virtual race entry to give away to one lucky winner! (Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter the giveaway.)

November Virtual Races 

Thanksgiving Themes

Goody Goody Turkey Gobble

  • Nov. 22 – Nov  28
  • $29
  • 5K
  • Bib
  • Goody Goody Turkey Gobble Medal
  • Tech tee
  • Benefits the Tampa YMCA LIVESTRONG Program
  • Share on social media


  • November 23 – November 29 
  • $48
  • Seven days worth of professional guided meditations
  • Custom wall art  wooden mandala 
  • ThanksRunning T-shirt
  • Buy one, give one item (journal or set of 8 cards)
  • Meditations only – $10 
  • Mandala and meditations only – $30
  • For every registration, $1 will be donated to each charity: Whale Scout, Food Lifeline, Mary’s Place and Lambert House

I Run 4 Pie

  • $34.95
  • Oct. 1 – 31
  • 5K/10K
  • I Run 4 Pie t-shirt OR tank
  • Pumpkin pie medal
  • Bib
  • Benefits Feeding America
  • Share on social media #IRun4Pie #IRun4Movement
  • Chance to win prizes
  • Earn money back when you refer friends

ZOOMA‘s The Great Turkey Trot Virtual 5K

  • $10 + $5 shipping
  • Turkey medal
  • Bib 
  • Bundle purchase with 12Ks of Christmas to save on shipping ($20 + $5)

10th Annual High Country Turkey Trot 5K

  • November 19 – 26
  • General registration (no bib or tee) – $25 
  • Bib registration (no tee) – $30 
  • T-shirt registration  (no bib) – $40
  • Deluxe registration (bib, long sleeve t-shirt) – $45
  • Share results and photo in the Facebook 5 K group (*Must be registered for bib, t-shirt or deluxe to join.)
  • Loads of contests and prizes 
  • Benefits the Boone Hospitality House
In 2017, my sister and I ran the High Country Turkey Trot in Boone, NC, which benefits the Hospitality House.

The Thankful Run

  • Now until November 30
  • $34.99 – 5K or 10K 
  • Thankful Run shirt or tank
  • Finisher medal
  • Customizable bib to share what you are thankful for!
  • Share on social media for a chance to win cash and other cool prizes #TheThankfulRun #IRun4Movement
  • Earn money back when friends register using your referral link
  • Benefits Feeding America 
Thankful Run

America’s Turkey Trot

  •  November 23 – 26 (Register by 11/15) 
  • $40
  • 1 mile, 5K, 10 or half m arathon 
  • Jacket with a zipped chest and side pockets
  • Pumpkin-pie inspired finisher’s medal 
  • Navy blue beanie
  • Additional items available for purchase
  • Benefits Feeding America

Gobbles’ Free Range 5K​​​​​​​

  • November 22-29 
  • $30 (Individual)
  • $25 (Team)
  • Hoodie
  • 2020 Finisher’s Gobbles’ Medal
  • Bib 
  • Virtual Finisher’s Badge
  • Gobbles’ Spice Mix
  • Additional gear available for purchase
  • Take on the “Toucan Challenge”
  • Run or walk your 5K while holding two canned goods
  • Earn the exclusive Toucan Challenge Medal in addition to the regular Finisher’s Medal
  • Donate canned goods to your local food pantry to help those in need
  • Share on social media

Hobble Before You Gobble

  • $24.00 – 5K, 10K or half marathon
  • Turkey medal
  • Digital bib
  • Post finish time online or in Facebook group
  • Benefits

Irving Marathon Turkey Trot 

  • November 15 – 30
  • $44.99
  • 8 mile, 5K or 1 mile 
  • Bib
  • Gender-Specific Performance Turkey Trot Shirt
  • Medal 
  • Irving Marathon clear clinch bag
  • Silicon “Join The Movement” bracelet
  • Event Sticker
  • Submit results online
  • Benefits childhood obesity prevention

Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run

  • Now until November 22
  • $39 
  • Lightweight tech hoodie
  • Medal
  • Bib
  • Gourdy’s Apple Cider Spice Blend
  • Virtual finisher’s badge
  • Submit finish time online
  • Share on social media @gourdyspumpkin run #GourdysPumpkinRun
  • Form a team and save $5 per person 
  • Benefits Girls on the Run 
  • #toughpumpkin option – Run with a pumpkin – earn a tough pumpkin medal  

Hot Cider Hustle​​​​​​​

  • Now until Nov 8
  • Marathon, half Marathon, 10K & 5K 
  • Submit finish time online  
  • Long sleeved t-shirt
  • Digital bib 
  • Digital finisher certificate
  • Mug and medal are available as add-ons during registration. (Included in marathon registration)
  • Submit results online

Other Fun November Virtual Races

Run for Ruth

  • Now until Nov. 3
  • $29 – 5K or 87 mile run or bike challenge
  • T-Shirt
  • Digital Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • Proceeds benefits a woman’s organization of your choice

I Ran A Race

  • November 27 – 28
  • $35 – 5K, 10K or half marathon
  • Bib
  • Medal
  • Sticker
  • Virtual expo fr discounted gear
  • Benefits the Startling Line Scholarship
  • Share on social media #ForTheBling

Zooma Wine Country Half Marathon

  • November 7
  • $65
  • Half Marathon, 10K or 5K or Challenge ($85 – 5K + Half Marathon or 10K)
  • ZOOMA Wine Country corkscrew medal
  • Bib
  • “Keep your eye on the finish wine” t-shirt
  • Zooma “Will Run for Wine” insulated tote
  • ZOOMA sticker
ZOOMA Wine Country Half Marathon

Out Athletics Virtual 5K

  • November 8
  • 5K
  • $20 -registration only
  • $50 – commemorative t-shirt
  • Benefits Out Athletics
  • Share on social media @out.athletics @athleticbrewing #OA5K #WithoutCompromise

19th Annual Richard’s Run For Life

  • Now until November 30
  • $30 registration
  • 5K
  • $25 gift certificate to Ulele or the Columbia Restaurant
  • Race t-shirt available for purchase
  • 100% of the revenue benefits Moffitt Cancer Center

Day of the Dead Celebration Run 

  • Nov. 1 – Dec. 31
  • Dia De Los Muertos theme
  • Half – $39
  • 5K – $29
  • Kid’s Run (0.5 mile) – $29
  • Digital bib
  • Sugar medal or Day of the Dead Couple medal
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Race t-shirt – $15
  • Submit results online
  • Share on social media @thehauntedhalf

Move for Movember 

  • Fundraiser
  • Run or walk 60 miles during November
  • Go solo or join a team
  • Log miles in the Mo Space fitness app
  • Share on social media
  • Benefits health projects related to testicular and prostate cancers including mental health and suicide prevention.

Charity Wedding

  • November 22
  • $24.95
  • 5K
  • Bride and groom medal 
  • Digital bib
  • Submit finish time to Badass Virtual Run Facebook group or Strava
  • Benefits Special Spaces

ZOOMA Holiday Challenge

  • November 16 – December 27
  • $55
  • Move 30 minutes a day, 4-5 times a week 
  • Commit to 1-2 days of self-care or rest a week
  • 7-Week Holiday Challenge with weekly workout plan 
  • Holiday Challenge Tracker to track workouts
  • Includes The Great Turkey Trot 5K and 12Ks of Christmas *Medals sold separately*
  • Weekly emails, videos and tips on how to fit in workouts, strength training ideas, keeping stress at a minimum
  • Access to the private Facebook Motivation Group and our ZOOMA Coach
  • Holiday Vibes lightweight Zooma hoodie
  • Snowflake spinner medal

Which November Virtual Race will you run?

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