Thanksgiving Day is the most popular race day in America. It's the perfect day to come together to benefit ourselves, our families, and our communities. Start a new Thanksgiving tradition by running or walking in your local, family-friendly Turkey Trot STL 5K. An active morning will help balance the afternoon's calorie intake and your participation will benefit those less fortunate by supporting local food pantries and St. Patrick Center, a supporter of the homeless.
Race Day Schedule
6:00am Parking, Packet Pickup* and Race Day Registration** Open
7:30am 5K Start
8:15am Award Plaque Pickup Table Opens
8:45am 1/2 Mile Youth Race Start (for children 12 & under and their guardians)
8:45am Thanksgiving Parade Begins**
The Turkey Trot STL 5K course in Downtown St. Louis runs along the route of the 2nd largest Thanksgiving parade in the nation. Participants will pass many landmarks, including City Garden, Busch Stadium, and the Peabody Opera House and finishes at the end of the parade route. An out-and-back section will allow participants to see and cheer on their fellow athletes. The course is certified for distance accuracy by USA Track & Field. Children in courteously-driven strollers are welcome. Dogs are not permitted.
*When picking up your race number, please bring a canned food item for donation to Food Outreach.
**Race Day registrants may not receive a swag item.
***Race participants can view and enjoy the Thanksgiving Parade from the Runners' Village.