Thanksgiving Day is the most popular race day in America. It’s the perfect day to come together to benefit ourselves, our families, and our communities. Start a new Thanksgiving tradition by running or walking in your local, family-friendly Turkey Trot STL 5K. An active morning will help balance the afternoon’s calorie intake and your participation will benefit those less fortunate by supporting local food pantries. For participants 12 years and under we offer a free 1/2 mile youth-run.
New this year, the pre/post-race will be held at Poelker Park, near the newly renovated Soldier’s Memorial. Downtown 5K participants will run/walk along portions of the 2nd largest Thanksgiving parade route, and pass city landmarks, include City Garden, Busch Stadium, Stifel Opera House, and finishing with a view of the Gateway Arch.
5K & Kids run participants can enjoy a free pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes of St. Louis at the post-race party!
More details available at: ttstl.com
Race Day Schedule:
|6:00am||Parking, Packet Pickup* and Race Day Registration** Open|
|8:15am||Award Plaque Pickup Table Opens|
|8:45am||1/2 Mile Youth Race Start (for children 12 & under and their guardians)|
|8:45am||Thanksgiving Parade Begins***|
*When picking up your race number, please bring a canned food item or a packaged toiletry item for donation to St. Patrick Center.
**Race Day registrants may not receive a swag item.
***Race participants can view and enjoy the Thanksgiving Parade from the Runners’ Village.
Turkey Trot STL 5K registrants can choose their commemorative swag from an array of great options! We’ve got soft cotton knock-around long-sleeve tees, ultra-light wicking polyester running tees, custom BOCO pom beanies, and $10 Fleet Feet Sports gift cards. A youth cotton tee can be added to free Youth Race registrations for $10. Register by 10/28 to be guaranteed your chosen swag. If you don’t pick up your packet in-store or at the race, your item will be donated to one of our charity partners.
5K | $19 thru Sept 30 | $21 thru Oct 28 | $23 thru November 25 | $25 at packet pickup and race day
1/2 Mile Youth Race | FREE! (registration required)
The Turkey Trot STL 5K course in Downtown St. Louis runs along the route of the 2nd largest Thanksgiving parade in the nation. Participants will pass many landmarks, including, Stifel Opera House, Busch Stadium, City Garden, through Purina’s campus and finish in front of the newly renovated Soldier’s Memorial. Wheelchair athletes are welcomed to compete at our St. Charles and Downtown locations. Wheelchairs will begin two minutes before the 5K start. Children in courteously-driven strollers are welcome. Dogs are not permitted on course.
Food Outreach is a St. Louis area organization whose mission is to provide nutritional support and enhance the quality of life for men, women, and children living with cancer or HIV/AIDS. In 2018, Food Outreach served nearly 2,000 members of our community and provided more than 532,000 meals.
Food Outreach is happy to receive all types of canned food donations but the following canned foods incorporate well into their nutrition center programs: Tuna Fish, Turkey, Chicken, Salmon, Corn, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple Chunks, and Peaches. Please consider donating 1 or more of these specific items for your Turkey Trot STL donation to assist the charity with their mission.
Visit TurkeyTrotSTL.com for more details