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On-site2020 Virtual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

Thanksgiving Weekend, Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 26-29 

Nothing can stop Springfield’s Thanksgiving tradition, even if we can’t all be together this year. Registration is now open for the 26th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Presented by Brad Bradshaw, MD, JD, LC, taking place Thursday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 29, at the location of your choice.

Participants may register to choose their own route and complete a 5K over Thanksgiving weekend, alone or with friends and family. Registration includes a long-sleeved Turkey Trot t-shirt (this year’s colors compliment Kansas City Chiefs attire!) and commemorative race bib. Participants may upload race times and photos for the chance to win contests and prizes. All race times and photos must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, Nov. 29, at ParkBoard.org/TurkeyTrot.

Packet pick-up is a drive-through event held Wednesday, Nov. 25, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., at Killian Sports Complex, 2141 E. Pythian. Participants may also register on site ($30/adults and $25/kids) and drop off food donations for longtime Turkey Trot partner, Ozarks Food Harvest. Turkey Trot is one of the group’s largest food drives of the year. 

To keep traffic flowing, access Killian Sports Complex from the intersection of East Chestnut Expressway and Cedarbrook Avenue. Drive north on Cedarbrook to Pythian Street. Take a left (west) on Pythian, follow the road past Cooper Tennis Complex. Take the next right, into the Killian parking lot. Participants will remain in their vehicle, and are asked to please wear a face covering while interacting with staff at the event. Vehicles will exit further west, onto Pythian. A driving map is here.

Proceeds from Turkey Trot benefit the Developmental Center of the Ozarks and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund. Turkey Trot is presented by Brad Bradshaw MD, JD, LC. Additional sponsors include CenturyLink, Positronic, Missouri Foundation for Health, CoxHealth and CoxHealth Plans, and Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company. 

  1. How to Participate
  2. Packet Pickup
  3. Routes
  4. Why do we Trot?
  5. Photo Contests
Registration
Early Bird registration by Fri., Nov. 20, 5 p.m.: $20/adults and $15/kids 12 and under.

On-site registration at drive-through packet pickup at Killian Sports Complex, Wed., Nov. 25, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: $30/adults and $25/kids 12 and under.

Packet Pick-up
Packet pick-up will be a drive-through event held Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Killian Sports Complex, where participants may also register on site and drop off food donations for longtime Turkey Trot partner, Ozarks Food Harvest. Turkey Trot is one of the group’s largest food drives of the year. Participants also have the option to have their package mailed for an additional fee.

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