San Antonio Turkey Trot Guide

The Thanksgiving weekend Turkey Trot is a running community tradition! 

It's a great way to start off this wonderful holiday and feel just fine about going back for seconds at the dinner table. 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 San Antonio area you might want to check out.

2 - The RunGuides San Antonio Turkey Trot map to help you find Turkey Trots near you

Wilderness Oak PTA Turkey Trot 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Distance 5k, 1mi
Run Size: 500

The Wilderness Oak PTA Turkey Trot is the only race in Panther Springs Park and the only Turkey Trot in Stone Oak! The race begins at the trail head behind Wilderness Oak Elementary then winds along the hilly Panther Springs trail. Receive a t-shirt, finisher medal, and help support our local school!

> Learn more about the Wilderness Oak PTA Turkey Trot 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run

Boerne Family YMCA Turkey Trot

Boerne Family YMCA Turkey Trot
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Distance 10k, 5k, 1mi
Run Size: 650

The Turkey Trot is one of the Hill Country's top races and well worth checking out this Thanksgiving! The race starts in the west by the Main Plaza in Boerne, Texas and follows the Old #9 trail. The event also offers a Fun Trail Walk and a Youth Mini race making it a family friendly event that is fun for all on this holiday morning. 

> Learn more about the Boerne Family YMCA Turkey Trot

Texas Tough Turkey Chase

Texas Tough Turkey Chase

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Distance: 10k, 5k, kids run
Run Size: 500                                  

Join fellow turkey lovers, runners and friends for an appetite-inducing morning of good-natured competition. After the race you can enjoy some cold adult refreshments, light snacks, and good company. Kick your Thanksgiving Day off right with The Tough Turkey Chase!

> Learn more about the Texas Tough Turkey Chase

San Antonio Food Bank Turkey Trot

San Antonio Turkey Trot
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Distance: 5k
Run Size: 4,000

The San Antonio Food Bank's Turkey Trot 5K is a chip-timed Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning with the purpose of fighting hunger in the community. This family and pet friendly event is one of the few races through the King William District and Downtown San Antonio.

> Learn more about the San Antonio Turkey Trot

SARR Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Distance: 4mi & 2mi
Run Size: 500

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the San Antonio Road Runners Turkey Trot. This beautiful and scenic 4 mile course runs along paved roads. A costume contest with pumpkin pies and a drawing for free smoked Turkeys are the highlights of the post race party. Proceeds from this race go to support the SARR Scholarship Fund.

> Learn more about the SARR Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Looking for More Races?

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

San Antonio Turkey Trot Map

Published on Oct 11, 2023
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