2017 Dallas Turkey Trot Guide

Dallas 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 Dallas area.

Pumpkin Spice Run

Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: 15k, 10k, and 5k
Run Size: 1,500

The Pumpkin Spice run is part of the fall multi-distance race series. This festive event is held before Thanksgiving, at the unique Panther Island Pavilion park in Fort Worth. This race will give you a chance to celebrate the season with your fellow runners before finishing your Thanksgiving Dinner shopping. 

> Learn more about the Pumpkin Spice Run

Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Distance: 8 mile and 5k
Run Size: 10,000

The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot, sponsored by Capital One Bank, is the largest Thanksgiving Day running event in the area. The first Dallas Turkey Trot was held at White Rock Lake over 40 years ago with only 107 participants. Today it has grown into the undisputed "Way to Begin Thanksgiving Day" for the Dallas running community. 

> Learn more about the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: 10k, 5k and 1k Kids Run
Run Size: 2,500

Work up an appetite and support the Fort Worth YMCA at the same time. Start your Thanksgiving Day off right with a 5K or 10K trot around Camp Bowie. You can choose to be chip-timed or simply run or walk for fun. Strollers and dogs are welcome! There's also a 1K fun trot for the kids.

> Learn more about the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot

CRC Thanksgiving Day Run

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 7:20 a.m.
Distance: Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and Fun Run
Run Size: 2,000

Kick off your Thanksgiving Day celebration with the CRC Thanksgiving Day Run. Join the local running community in a pre-emptive strike against all those extra Thanksgiving calories. You may be a competitive racer, mid-pack runner, jogger or walker but you are sure to have a real good time at this event that features many different race distances and whole lot of fun.

> Learn more about the CRC Thanksgiving Day Run

Park Glen Turkey Trot

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Distance: 5k and 2k
Run Size: 700

The Park Glen's Annual Turkey Trot is a great community event for North Fort Worth!  This 5k is a timed race along a certified course through Arcadia Park. There is also a casual 2k for those just looking to get outside. The event includes great race t-shirts, swag bags, snacks and a big awards ceremony. 

> Learn more about the Park Glen Turkey Trot

Looking for More Races?

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

Published on Nov 13, 2017