Austin Turkey Trot Guide

The Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot is a running community tradition!

It's a great way to start off this wonderful holiday. Enjoy some fresh air while you take on a physical challenge and connect with the community at these running events. You will have an extra bounce in your step when you return home and spend quality time with friends and family watching football and feasting on delicious turkey, stuffing, cranberries and more. 

We have two things for you in this article

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

2 - The RunGuides Austin Turkey Trot map to help you find Turkey Trots near you.

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
Date: Thursday November 25, 2021
Distance: 5 Mile run, 1-Mile walk and Kids K
Run Size: 20,000

This popular Thanksgiving Day race draws 20,000 participants to downtown Austin for a pre-turkey dinner run. There is a 5 mile family run, a 1 mile walk, and a Kids K in the streets around downtown. For a fun and inviting atmosphere there are separate start times for each of the runs; the timed and untimed races, as well as the 1 mile walk.

There are kids activities provided by Stepping Stone School, a live band, and a raffle for a brand new Honda Accord Sedan EX CVT provided by First Texas Honda. This event supports Caritas of Austin whose mission is to help people in poverty by serving meals, finding employment and providing housing to those less fortunate. 

> Learn more about the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

Buda Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday November 25, 2021
Distance: 5km and Kids 1km Fun Run
Run Size: 1,000

The Buda Turkey Trot is a 5K run/walk through the heart of the great city of Buda, TX! This event aims to start a new family and community tradition to celebrate Thanksgiving and give back to the community around them. Kids 10 and under are FREE and youth and seniors have special pricing so bring the whole family and invite friends to celebrate Thanksgiving! Proceeds benefit the Hays County Food Bank.

> Learn more about the Buda Turkey Trot

Round Rock Turkey Trot

6th Annual Lake Forest Turkey Trot
Date: Thursday November 25, 2021
Distance: 5 Mile & 2 Mile Fun Run
Run Size: 1,500

Put your turkey in the oven and join the Round Rock community for this family-friendly Thanksgiving morning run. Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run on the roads and trails through the scenic and historic Old Settlers Park. The event features an untimed 5 mile and 2 mile run/walk on paved paths. After the race spend some time at the post-race party with sponsor booths, refreshments, prizes, and giveaways. Proceeds will benefit the Backpack Coilotion, Round Rock Serving Center and Operation Blue Santa.

> Learn more about the Round Rock Turkey Trot


Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K

Date: Thursday November 25, 2021
Distance: 5k, 1 mile & Kids mile
Run Size: 500

If you live in close proximity to Cedar Park you and the kids can dash around and still make it home in time to enjoy a big turkey dinner! The 5K course has some moderate hills and some flat portions. The Shake A Leg  Mile and Kids Mile takes place inside the stadium Loop Road and is free of vehicles coming and going.  The major intersections are handled by Cedar Park Police and you have a full lane all the way around the course. Stay after for Music, Fun, Great Food, and a Family Environment!

> Learn more about the Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K

Carlson Law Firm's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday November 25, 2021
Distance: 5k
Run Size: 1,000

You know you are going to gobble all day...make room for dinner by running those calories away! Located on the Pepper Creek Trail in Temple, start a Thanksgiving Day Tradition and bring the whole gang out to run.

> Learn more about the Carlson Law Firm's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot Team Challenge

Turkey Trot Team Challenge

Date: November 18 - 25, 2021
Distance: As far as your team can go!

During the Turkey Trot team challenge your team of 1 – 4 people will work together to see how far you can move as a team during the week leading up to Thanksgiving. 

Every 13.1 miles (21.1km) that your team covers earns you entires into a draw to win prizes.

> Learn more about the Turkey Trot Team Challenge



Looking for More Races?

For a complete list of Turkey Trots near Austin and other races happening throughout the year go to

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Published on Nov 10, 2021