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.

Turkey Trails

Turkey Trails

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Distance: 1mi, 5k, and 10k

The annual Turkey Trails race is a Thanksgiving-themed run that is perfect for the whole family. The fun includes great swag (designer shirt, custom medal), chip-timing, live results, awards, and plenty of fun activities. This run is part of the local Bodies Race Series. BRC events are known for their family friendly atmosphere and swag. They encourage runners of all fitness levels to try out their events.

> Learn more about the Turkey Trails race

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Distance: 5mi, 1mi walk & Kids K
Run Size: 20,000

This popular Thanksgiving Day race draws thousands of participants to downtown Austin for a pre-turkey dinner run. There is a 5 mile family run and a 1 mile walk in the streets around Butler Park. For a fun and inviting atmosphere there are separate start times for timed, untimed and the 1 mile walk. 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

Hill Country Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Distance: 5k & 1mi
Run Size: 1,000

The Hill Country Turkey Trot takes place on the Hills of Lakeway Golf Course cart path or adjacent grass. Join almost 2,000 participants consisting of competitive runners, joggers, walkers, and stroller pushers... leashed dogs are also welcome! The annual 5K Turkey Trot and 1-mile Puffin' for Stuffin' on Thanksgiving morning raise funds for Lake Travis schools!

> Learn more about the Hill Country Turkey Trot

Buda Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Distance: 5k & Kids 1k 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 23, 2023
Distance: 5mi & 2mi 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

Pfeathered Pfun Run

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Distance: 5k, 10k, Kids K & Virtual Fun Run 
Run Size: 1,000

The Pfeathered Pfun Run has grown in popularity since it started in 2014. The Thanksgiving Day run supports local food pantries and happens on a closed-to-traffic trail around Lake Pflugerville, Pflugerville, Texas. Celebrate your finish with medals, t-shirts, and lots of pumped-up cheering!

> Learn more about the Pfeathered Pfun Run

Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Distance: 5k & 1mi 
Run Size: 1,000 - 5,000

Family fun for all with a range of distances for all ages and abilities. Don't miss the post-race festivities and race swag! This is a Family Fun event close to your home and the right distance for you and your family to come out have a great time and make it home in time for Turkey.  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.  The major intersections are handled by Cedar Park Police to give runners a clear running lane for the whole course.

> Learn more about the Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K

Carlson Law Firm's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Distance: 5k
Run Size: 1,000

Wobble before you Gobble at this year's 13th Annual Carlson Law Firm's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot! Race day is at Pepper Creek Trail. The start and finish for this race is located on the soccer side of Crossroads Park at 6600 Research Loop, Temple, TX 76502.

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


Looking for More Races?

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

Austin Turkey Trot Map

Published on Sep 26, 2023
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