2017 Austin Turkey Trot Guide

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. 

Here's our guide to the best Turkey Trots in the Austin area.

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Distance: 5 mile and Fun Run
Run Size: 5,000

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 each of runs; the timed and untimed races, as well as 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

Round Rock Turkey Trot

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: 5 Mile & 2 Mile Fun Run
Run Size: 600

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.

> Learn more about the Round Rock Turkey Trot

Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Distance: 5k & Kids 1k
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 hilly course, starts and finishes at Gupton Stadium. Stay after for Music, Fun, Great Food, and a Family Environment!

> Learn more about the Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K

Pfeathered Pfun Run

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: 10k, 5k, Kids 1k
Run Size: 150

Pflugerville hosts the annual Pfeathered Pfun Run 5k and 10k on the gravel trails around Lake Pflugerville. Kids can participate in the 1k fun run. The 5k course is one loop around Lake Plfugerville and the 10k is two loops around. Awards are given out to the top five male and female runners, and all participants receive a finishers medal.

> Learn more about the Pfeathered Pfun Run

Drippin' with Thanks 5K

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: 5k and 2 Mile Fun Run
Race Size: 100

The annual Dripping Springs Thanksgiving Day 5k race in Highpointe is a fun family-friendly event. The event is organized and run by the Dripping Springs students and their families with the mission of giving back to the community. With the assistance of Helping Hands, all proceeds from this event are donated to local families in need.

> Learn more about the Drippin' with Thanks 5K

Looking for More Races?

Already familiar with these races? Go to www.runguides.com/austin/runs to view out full calendar of races happening in and around Austin during the year.

Published on Nov 13, 2017