2017 Milwaukee Turkey Trot Guide

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. 

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

Milwaukee Turkey Trot

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: 8k and 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

Drumstick Dash

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Distance: 5k
Run Size: 3,000

The Annual Drumstick Dash 5k takes place at Miller Park on Thanksgiving morning. Enjoy a loop course that starts and finishes at the stadium. This event is a run and walk that benefits Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. For each $1 donated, three meals are provided to a hungry neighbor in Eastern Wisconsin. Be a part of this unique food drive and get out and run!

> Learn more about the Drumstick Dash

Mayor's Turkey Day Run

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Distance: 10k and 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

SFB Turkey Trot

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 5k
Run Size: 1,000

This event is the classic small town turkey trot. This slightly longer than 5k scenic course loops around the mostly rural area in Cedarburg. This fun event is a fundraiser for the St. Francis Borgia School. The pet friendly event also offers a 1.8 mile walk so bring the whole family out for a morning of festivies before heading home for Turkey Dinner. 

> Learn more about the SFB Turkey Trot 

Gobble Wobble

Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 8:45 a.m.
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 

Looking for More Races?

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

Published on Nov 17, 2017