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

El Guajolote Run 5K

El Guajolote Run 5K
Date: Saturday November 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Distance: 5k
Run Size: 300

The annual El Guajolote Run 5K is the season cap to the Andiamo Race Series. This fun 5k run takes place at the VFW Post 76. There are opportunities to sign up as an individual racer or as part of a team. As with all races in the series, unique medals for all race finishers will be given out.

> Learn more about the El Guajolote Run 5K

Boerne Family YMCA Turkey Trot

Boerne Family YMCA Turkey Trot
Date: Saturday November 23, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance 10k and 5k
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 28, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: 10k and 5k
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 28, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m.
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 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Distance: 4 mile
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 Sep 21, 2019

Michael Prince of Vancouver is a writer, ultra runner, marathoner and vegetarian. Well, okay, maybe just a few bites of Turkey one day a year...