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2019 Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

Thanksgiving Day, Thurs., Nov. 28 at 8 a.m. 

Turkey Trot is Springfield’s largest timed 5K run/walk of the year and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, attracting more than 7,000 participants a year. Proceeds from the event benefit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Turkey Trot also serves as one of the largest one-day food drives of the year for Ozarks Food Harvest, with more than 6,500 meals donated at the event last year. Bring the whole family including the family dog and join in on the Thanksgiving morning fun!

The 25th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run is held rain, snow or shine on Thursday, Nov. 28, 8 a.m., at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St., in downtown Springfield.

  1. How to Participate
  2. Race Categories
  3. Why do we Trot?
  4. FAQ
  5. Training for the Trot
Early Bird Registration
Turkey Trot registration (online and paper forms) will open in early September. $20/adults, $15/kids 12 and younger. Early bird registration deadline is Friday, November 22, 5 p.m. Paper registration forms must be turned in to Springfield-Greene County Park Board Administration Office by Nov. 22 or postmarked by Nov. 19. Register online here.

On-Site Registration
In person only, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Race Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 6-7:15 a.m. at the Springfield Expo Center, $30/adults, $25/kids 12 and younger.

Packet Pick-up
Open Wednesday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Race Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. 6-7:15 a.m. at the Springfield Expo Center. Registration includes a long-sleeved t-shirt and a race bib with timing device.

Please share your Thanksgiving and bring five nonperishable food items to donate to Ozarks Food Harvest!
Donations are collected at Springfield Expo Center during packet pick-up and on race day. No unattended bags or items allowed on race day.

Out of town for Thanksigving?
Join us in spirit as a Traveling Trotter! Place your order by Mon., Nov. 11, and we’ll mail your commemorative 25th Turkey Trot shirt to any address in the US, $25 per participant, includes shipping. Traveling Trotters are not eligible for race bibs, race time results, prizes or medals. Register online only here.

For the safety of all event participants, no unattended bags or items are allowed at or along the race site. Such items may be considered abandoned and subject to search and seizure.
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