Location: Lansing, MI
Time of Year: Thanksgiving morning
Distance options: 5k
Year(s) completed: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
The Lansing Turkeyman Trot (formerly the Cold Turkey Trot until 2005-ish), is a fun race to do prior do your Thanksgiving Day indulging. It usually has lots of participants, has a great atmosphere with lots of people usually dressing up in holiday-themed costumes, and even a decent crowd.
The course is pretty solid–a slight incline the first mile, flat in the middle, and a slight decline for the last mile.