23rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

Become a sponsor!


8,000+ runners and walkers join in this annual tradition, ranging from babies to 90-year olds, this timed race is a partnership of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks where proceeds are split between the two organizations. It’s also one of the largest one day food drives benefiting the Ozarks Food Harvest. Please consider being a part of this huge community event. By doing so you’re helping make a difference in the Ozarks. Download a sponsor application here.

Exclusive Turkey Sponsor $10,000 (limited to ONE business)
  • You would be named as the exclusive presenting sponsor like this: “Turkey Trot, presented by___________” 
  • Your logo as the Turkey Sponsor would be prominent on over 8,000 t-shirts, event posters (11 x 17”), and registration forms 
  • Your exclusive logo would be included on three banners at Kansas Expressway/Sunset , Sunset/Glenstone and McDaniel Park billboard *Four personalized race route signs with your logo (3 x 5’) 
  • Your logo the Turkey Trot website 
  • Inclusion in the Turkey Trot Facebook page in the top cover photo and a minimum of three posts with your website link thanking you as our sponsor 
  • Promotional information with two tables with your materials and/or giveaway at packet pick up which is the day before the race from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (supplied and staffed by you) 
  • Numerous live mentions at the event *5 race shirts
Gobbler Sponsor $5,000
  • Your logo on over 8,000 t-shirts, event posters (11 x 17”), and registration forms
  • Two personalized race route signs with your logo (3 x 5’) *Your logo the Turkey Trot website 
  • Promotional information with two tables with your materials and/or giveaway at packet pick up which is the day before the race from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (supplied and staffed by you) 
  • Inclusion in the Turkey Trot Facebook page recognizing you as a sponsor and a minimum of one post 
  • Live mentions at the event *3 race shirts
Hen Sponsor $2,500
  • Your logo on over 8,000 t-shirts, event posters (11 x 17”), and registration forms *One personalized race route sign with your logo (3 x 5’) 
  • Your logo the Turkey Trot website 
  • Inclusion in the Turkey Trot Facebook page recognizing you as a sponsor
  • Promotional information with two tables with your materials and/or giveaway at packet pick up which is the day before the race from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (supplied and staffed by you) 
  • 1 race shirt
Jake Sponsor $1,250
  • Promotional information with two tables with your materials and/or giveaway at packet pick up which is the day before the race from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (supplied and staffed by you)
  • One race route sign with your logo
Poult $500
  • One race route sign with your logo
Additional opportunities:
  • Foam hats - $2,000 (3,000 hats with your exclusive logo) 
  • Race bibs- $2,500 (ALREADY SPONSORED)


Registration has not yet opened for the 2017 race.
 


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Trot Benefits


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.
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Categories

 
Participants may register for one of four race categories, each with staggered start times:
  • Elite
    • 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.
  • Runner
    • For runners who will run the entire race without walking breaks. No dogs or strollers allowed. The Runner cateogry starts second, just after Elite.
  • Walker/Family/Stroller
    • 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.
  • Pet
    • 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.
Turkey Trot Sponsors
In-kind Food Donors