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What’s happening in the world of Philadelphia sports this Thanksgiving? Whether you want to get out there and be athletic or simply want to know where to watch sporting games as a fan, keep reading to get all the details. 

Participate in Philly Thanksgiving Sports Events 

Ready to compete and get active this turkey day? Here’s a list of what’s going on in Philly, featuring lots of running events and flag football. 

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Every year, the famous Philly Marathon takes place in November—this year on November 19-20, the weekend before Thanksgiving. Race the full marathon, half marathon, or other races including an 8k, 5k, and multiple challenges you can mix and match. 

Even if you can’t run this year, thousands of supporters will be attending to cheer the runners on. So get out there and celebrate the fall season with one of Philly’s most popular events.

The MIP Foundations Turkey Trot and Fun Walk

Join a turkey trot for a good cause to support teens and young adults battling cancer. The MIP Turkey Trot will take place on Thanksgiving Day at Fort Washington State Park. 

Thanksgiving Day MS Run

Go break a sweat for the annual Thanksgiving MS Run. This run is close to Philly in Wilmington, DE, and includes a 10k, 5k, and a walk. Proceeds benefit those being treated for multiple sclerosis (MS). Kids and families are welcome to join. 

DE Winter Flag Football

Sign up for Wilmington Delaware Flag Football this year. From November 18 through December 17, 2022, you can enjoy flag football indoors at the Chase Fieldhouse, not far from the heart of Philadelphia. Sign up today before spots fill up!

PHLY Turkey Trot

This famous Thanksgiving Day event, the PHLY Turkey Trot, is celebrated every year to support Face to Face: a non-profit organization that helps relieve hunger, poverty, and loneliness in the Philadelphia area. 

Register online or get your tickets to enjoy the city-wide event from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on November 24th.

NorFEAST 4 Miler

Northeast Philadelphia’s holiday-themed footrace, NorFEAST, welcomes Philadelphians of all ages and athletic abilities to participate in the 4-mile run, jog, or walk. This is an out-and-back course that runs along the Northeast Airport bike path. 

Love running? Don’t miss our list of 2022 Turkey Trot Events happening in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Sports to Watch: Thanksgiving Weekend 2022

Want to root for your favorite Philly teams on Thanksgiving week? Here are some seasonal sports events and teams competing this year. Grab your friends and family to watch live.

Penn State: Cathedral Classic Presented by Sheraton University City

Catch the college basketball inaugural event over Thanksgiving weekend including Penn State, Colgate, Hartford, and Delaware. 

Grab tickets or find a local live stream of these four teams as they play doubleheaders beginning on Friday, November 25th at 2:00 pm EST and ending on Sunday, November 27th. 

View the full schedule on Penn State Athletics’ website

NBA: 76ers and Hornets 

If you’re a basketball fan, don’t miss the Philadelphia 76ers playing the Charlotte Hornets on November 23rd at 7:00 pm (the night before Thanksgiving). Grab your family and friends to root for your home team as they play in NC.

NFL: Packers and Eagles

Philly fans won’t get to see their team play on Thanksgiving, but there’s still something to look forward to. Watch the Green Bay Packers play the Philadelphia Eagles at home as the perfect end to Thanksgiving weekend. The game starts Sunday, November 27 at 8:20 pm EST. 

NFL Games to Watch on Thanksgiving

While Philly won’t be represented in the NFL this Thanksgiving Day, American football fans know that Thanksgiving and the NFL are inseparable celebrations. Don’t forget to tune in on game day:

  • 12:30 pm EST - Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions
  • 4:30 pm EST - New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys
  • 8:20 pm EST - New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings

Enjoy the start of Week 12 for the 2022 season with a full belly and lots of family time!

2022 FIFA World Cup on Thanksgiving

Soccer is a beloved fall sport in the U.S. and around the world. Here are the World Cup games and times this year on Thanksgiving Day, whether you’re staying in Philly or traveling:

  • 5:00 am EST - Switzerland vs Cameroon (Group G)
  • 8:00 am EST - Uruguay vs South Korea (Group H)
  • 11:00 am EST - Portugal vs Ghana (Group H)
  • 2:00 pm EST - Brazil vs Serbia (Group G)

Remember to check World Cup games on November 25, too, for more soccer. 

Find Sports Events and Teams in Philly

Want to get more recommended sporting events directly from Philly locals? Join the sports app, eseo! 

It’s our goal to connect athletes with other athletes (and if you can move, you’re an athlete). Whether you’re new to fitness or a lifelong sports enthusiast, there’s an event and social group for all. Download the eseo app today to check it out.

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