Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee area that you might want to check out.

2 - The RunGuides Milwaukee 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

Milwaukee Turkey Trot

Date: November 24, 2022
Location: Milwaukee
Distance: 8k, 5k
Run Size: 3,500

Known for its famous hot Cinnamon Rolls at the finish line, this is a classic turkey day running event in Milwaukee. Enjoy a scenic 8k or 5k course that runs along the shores of Lake Michigan. This event starts and finishes at Veterans Park where there will be a exciting post-race party to capture the Thanksgiving day spirit. 

> Learn more about the Milwaukee Turkey Trot

Mayor's Turkey Day Run

Date: November 24, 2022
Location: Kenosha
Distance: 10k, 2 mile
Run Size: 2,500

The Kenosha Mayor’s Turkey Day Run came to life in 1978 thanks to the efforts of the Kenosha Running Club. Since then its been annual event that has grown over the years into a venerated event that draws nearly a thousand runners, through good weather and bad. The beautiful 10k and 2 mile courses runs along the Kenosha lakefront on city streets, bike paths, and through parks.

> Learn more about the Mayor's Turkey Day Run

Gobble Wobble

Date: November 24, 2022
Location: Hales Corners
Distance: 5k and Kids 1K
Run Size: 500

This Milwaukee Turkey Day run starts at the Boerner Botanical Gardens. The course takes runners through the winding curves and rolling hills of Whitnall Park. This is a perfect way to build up an appetite for the evening feast.  

> Learn more about the Gobble Wobble

Turkey Trot 5K

Date: November 26, 2022
Location: Brookfield
Distance: 5k
Run Size: 500

The Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk benefits the Kelly Johnson Foundation. The race will begin in the parking lot of Mitchell Park and loop around Fox Brook Park.

> Learn more about the Turkey Trot 5K


Looking for More Races?

For the complete list of Turkey Trots and other races happening in and around the Milwaukee area go to

Milwaukee Turkey Trot Map

Published on Sep 06, 2022