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Thanksgiving Day, Thurs., Nov. 22 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 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 24th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run is held rain, snow or shine on Thursday, Nov. 22, 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
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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