Early bird registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m. $20 / adults, $15 / kids 12 and under. Register online ($3.25 online service fee per person) or use this form (deliver by Nov. 18 or postmark by Nov. 16)
On-site registration: In person only, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; and Race Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, 6:15 - 7 a.m. at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E St Louis St, downtown Springfield. $25 / adults, $20 / kids 12 and younger.
Packet Pick-up: Open Wednesday, Nov. 23, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; and Race Day, Thursday, Nov. 24. 6:15 - 7 a.m. at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E St Louis St, downtown Springfield. Registration includes a long-sleeved t-shirt and a race bib with timing device. For the safety of all event participants, no unattended bags of items are allowed at or along the race site.
Turkey Trot is held rain, snow or shine.
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 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.
Participants may register for one of four race categories, each with staggered start times:
For runners who have completed a timed 5K race in the last 18 months in less than 21 minutes / men and 24 minutes / women. No dogs or strollers allowed. Elite category starts first.
For runners who will run the entire race without walking breaks. No dogs or strollers allowed. The Runner cateogry starts second, just after Elite.
For anyone participating with a group, small children or a stroller. Participants may run or walk. No dogs. This category starts third, just after Runner.
For anyone participating with a dog on a leash. Participants may run or walk. Strollers, familys and groups are allowed. Please clean up after your dog. Pet category starts last.
No matter which race category, participants’ individual race times begin when they cross the starting line and end at the finish line.
Training for the Trot
Are you ready to start running? Are you nervous about signing up for a 5K run? Don’t be nervous! Sign up for Training for the Trot to start your path to running 5Ks. We will take the basics of running and the dynamics of group exercise to help you achieve your running goal. All participants will be registered for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day! The Turkey Trot is the largest 5k race in Southwest Missouri and has been a family tradition for the past 22 years! Come out and train with the Flock!