Keep your body moving this winter at a local race or fun run. We’ve made a list of all the big ones in and around Collin County.

And be sure to view our entire guide to help you find tree farms, light displays, and more! This year we feature new categories: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years happenings! So visit those sections for holiday-specific events in those categories.

For EVEN MORE festivities around the metroplex, visit our local guides for the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.

November 23

North Texas Turkey Trot
Frisco Square

The trot consists of a 10K, 5K, and a Miracle Mile for the kids. Race proceeds benefit The Miracle League of Frisco, which provides local children with mental and/or physical challenges (ages five – 22) the opportunity to play sports as members of an organized league.

Plano Turkey Trot

This Plano tradition continues in 2023 at Oak Point Park with a 5K and Kids Dash. Race proceeds benefit The Source of Hope, a non-profit dedicated to the health and wellness of underserved folks around DFW. Hypnotic Donuts will be there to treat you at the finish line. Note: No dogs. Strollers are allowed for walkers and joggers only.

December 2

Frosty 5k and Merry Mile

The Merry Mile begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. in Simpson Plaza. This race benefits Play Fund. Walkers welcome.

Holly Jolly 5K & Fun Run

Formerly the Rudolph Run, this race offers three different options: the timed 5K, the untimed 5K, or the Holly Jolly Fun Run. It starts at 4:00 p.m.!

December 9

Jingle Run 5K
The Colony

Head to Grandscape for this run, complete with a holiday afterparty including free interactive gel blaster experience, a live DJ, vendors, and an appearance from Santa Claus. Don’t forget your Toys for Tots donation! Tickets from $35.

December 16

Frozen River Run
Flower Mound

Set in the temperatures of the CAC’s outdoor river and pool, this first-time event is a cool one. A parent or guardian must accompany those 17 and under. Registration is not required.

December 31 – January 1

New Years Double

This event includes a 5K, a half-marathon, and a marathon. It spans two consecutive days at Celebration Park. There’s a special perk for those who complete multiple running events over the course of both days. See link to register.

Are we missing any walking or running races? Please email to add to this guide.