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.

We have two things for you in this article

1 - A list of Turkey Trots happening around the Twin Cities area that you might want to check out.

2 - The RunGuides Minneapolis/St. Paul Turkey Trot map to help you find Turkey Trots near you.

Flippin' the Bird - Virtual Turkey Trot

Date: Nov 24th, 2022 - 8:00 am (or any date & time you choose) 
Distance: 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon
Coupon: Save $10 with code RG10
Are you unable able to participate in your live local turkey trot this year? Prefer to run on a different date and time? Or maybe you'd prefer to select your own route? Then join the flexible 'Flippin' the Bird' - Virtual Turkey Trot for some fun shedding some of those extra Thanksgiving calories!
Choose whichever date and time you'd like to run and invite your family and friends. Once you select your distance, you'll be asked if you'd like to add an awesome custom Flippin' the Bird finisher medal and super-soft t-shirt for only $15. You're also able to manually track your distance and time and submit them after the race for a little friendly competition. 
Share your Flippin' the Bird story on social media with hashtag #FLIPPINTHEBIRD.

> Learn more about the Flippin' the Bird Virtual Turkey Trot

Saint Paul Turkey Trot

Date: November 24, 2022
Location: St. Paul
Distance: 10k, 6k

Trot before you Gobble! The St. Paul Turkey Trot features out and back 6k and 10k courses in St. Paul along the Mississippi riverfront. Expect a sold out field of 6,000 runners, and a whole lot of turkey costumes!

 > Get more info about the Saint Paul Turkey Trot

Chanhassen Turkey Trot

Chanhassen Turkey Trot
Date: November 24, 2022
Location: Chanhassen
Distance: 5k, Kids Dash

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

> Get more info about the Chanhassen Turkey Trot

Drumstick Dash

Drumstick Dash
Date: November 24, 2022
Location: Lake Harriet
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 24, 2022
Location: Maplewood
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


Looking for More Runs?

For the complete list of Turkey Trots and other races happening in and around the Twin Cities area go to www.runguides.com/minneapolis/runs

Published on Sep 06, 2022