This Thanksgiving, consider being a family that exercises together as well as eats together.

Numerous central Ohio communities host walks or runs designed to help families add a dash of fitness to their celebrations. The events are a great way to spend time together and serve as a reminder to children that their parents value exercise.

Columbus, Delaware, Grove City and Marysville all are hosting 5K events Thanksgiving Day that include a kids' run. Glacier Ridge Metro Park will host the Flying Feather Four Miler and Gobbler Chase for children. Several other cities, including Granville, are holding kid-friendly events.

Running in the USA has compiled a rundown of 10 such events on Thanksgiving, with several more in the days after the holiday. Click here to see the list.

-Melissa Kossler Dutton