Minneapolis Turkey Trot Guide

Minneapolis Turkey Trot Guide

Turkey Trots have become an essential part of Thanksgiving tradition. The holiday best known for food comas, family and football now includes a morning Turkey Trot in preparation for the 5000 calories headed your way. Thanksgiving has become the largest running event of the year as participants flock, no pun intended, to events across the country. 

A Turkey Trot is typically a festive race on the shorter side — 5 to 10 km — held on Thanksgiving morning. The races are often tied to fundraisers or food drives, may include costumes and almost always include a T-shirt with a trotting turkey.

Listed below are a selection of Turkey Trots happening in the Minneapolis area.

Saint Paul Turkey Trot

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 7:30 am
Distance: 10k, 6k

Trot before you Gobble! Get out on Thanksgiving morning and burn some calories in anticipation for a day of eating. New to the Twin Cities area is the Saint Paul Turkey Trot. If you are hungry for a distance run, try our 10k – need a small calorie burner, you can do our 6k run.

 > Get more info about the Saint Paul Turkey Trot

Chanhassen Turkey Trot

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Distance: 5k, Kids Dash

It’s your pre-turkey workout. Your body will thank you later. 

> Get more info about the Chanhassen Turkey Trot

Turkey Day Minneapolis 5k

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 am
Distances: 5k

Before you sit down for you Thanksgiving Day meal, work up your appetite with the Turkey Day Run Minneapolis. First run in 1989, the Turkey Day Run has brought family and friends together to start the day in a healthy and mildly competitive way. Join hundreds of other runners, walkers and joggers in a morning of fun.

 > Get more info about the Turkey Day 5k Minneapolis

Fast before The Feast

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 am
Distances: 5k, 10k, Fun Run

By registering for the Fast Before The Feast race and making a food or cash donation you'll be a part of raising 10,000 lbs of food benefiting the Hugo and White Bear Lake food shelves. This event is one of their most significant food drives of the year helping them meet the needs of the community.  

 > Get more info about Fast Before You Feast

Drumstick Dash

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 am
Distance: 10k, 3.14 miles, Kids Half Mile

The Drumstick Dash 10K is a way to bring family and friends together before the big meal. So before you sit down to eat and watch football, get active and go for a run.

> Get more info about the Drumstick Dash

Turkey Day Trail Trot

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 am
Distance: 10k, 5k, Kids 1k

There's a distance for everybody - a 10K, 5K, as well as a 1K kids fun run. Two gorgeous laps of the 5k course at Battle Creek East trails. Earn that Turkey! The run covers a mix of grassy/dirt trails and pavement.

> Get more info about the Turkey Day Trail Trot

Rochester Turkey Trot

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Distance: 5k

The Rochester Turkey Trot is a way to bring family and friends together before the big meal. So before you sit down to eat and watch football, get active and go for a run!

 > Get more info about the Rochester Turkey Trot

Cottage Grove Turkey Trot

Date: November 25, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Distance: 5k, Kids Dash

Everybody is welcome to run in the Cottage Grove Turkey Trot, from walkers to super-fit runners looking for a PR. Plenty of Thanksgiving-themed costumes will be on hand as well, so don't be shy!

> Get more info about the Cottage Grove Turkey Trot

Looking for More Runs?

Already familiar with these? You can always head to www.runguides.com/minneapolis/runs to get a full list of upcoming Minneapolis road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.

Published on Nov 09, 2017