Running is good for the soul, like good shoes are great for the soles. This year, before you fall into a deep, deep turkey induced sleep, join all the other overachievers bright and early for a Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day tradition.
From fun runs to 5Ks, food trucks, and costumes, there is a trot for everyone. Whether you are a professional athlete or someone who prefers to socialize while taking a stroll, these trots offer certified timed routes or untimed. Go at your own speed as you cruise around North Texas.
Check out this year’s list of Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots! Gobble, Gobble!
DOWNTOWN DENTON TURKEY TROT Thurs., Nov 28 | 7am 322 East McKinney • Denton, TX 76201
The Denton Area Running Club proudly presents the 5th annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk event benefitting the Denton Community Food Center. Donations are appreciated to the Denton Animal Shelter. Participants will race through the Texas Women’s University campus and the historic Denton Square. Entry fees go up to $35 on race day. For registration and more parking info visit www.dentonturkeytrot.com.
DOUBLE OAK TURKEY TROT
Thurs., Nov 28 | 7am Double Oak Town Hall 320 Waketon Rd. • Double Oak, TX 75077
Benefitting inner-city youth programs run by Dare To Service, the 9th annual Double
Oak community trot is a great way to give back and kick-start your endorphins Thanksgiving Day! Join the 1 Mile Fun Run or the 5K before race day or it could be sold out. Entry fees start at $40 for the 5K, you can register at www.facebook.com/ DoubleOakTurkeyTrot.
ARLINGTON TURKEY TROT
Thurs., Nov 28 | 6:30am Globe Life Park 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011
The 10th annual family-friendly Turkey Trot is a community event featuring a 5K and Puffin’ for Stuffin’ 1 Mile Fun Run presented by the Arlington Turkey Trot. This event benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County. Entry fees start at $21. Register for the event by visiting www.arlingtonturkeytrot.org.
MORITZ FORT WORTH YMCA TURKEY TROT
Thurs., Nov 28 | 8am | FROST BANK 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76116
There’s something for everyone at the 38th annual trot this year. There will be a 10K, a 5K, 1K Gobbler Trot, a Virtual Race, and you can register your dog! Supporting the Fort Worth YMCA, this holiday event has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition for thousands of people. Entry fees vary for timed and untimed races. Visit www.fwtrot.org for more info and to register.
DALLAS YMCA TURKEY TROT
Thurs., Nov 28 | 9am | Dallas City Hall 1500 Marilla St. • Dallas, TX 75201
The Trot is hosted by the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and is the longest running Turkey Trot in the state of Texas. The 52nd annual run is one of the largest Thanksgiving Day events of its kind. Along with the run, there will be vendor booths, a family area, crafts, bounce houses, balloon artists, and more. Entry fees vary for timed and untimed races. For more info and to register visit www.ymcadallas.org/turkeytrot.
CASTLE HILLS TURKEY TROT
Thurs., Nov 28 | 8am Castle Hills Village Plaza 2560 King Arthur Blvd. Lewisville, TX 75056
The 7th annual neighborhood 5K Run/Walk benefits Castle Hills Outreach and local charities is almost here. All residents are encouraged to join this fun family and community event. Participants will run from the Village Plaza through the neighborhood. Entry fees are $25 for ages 5 and up, children under 4 are free! Dogs on leashes are welcome! To register for the event, visit www.riverstoneministry.com/turkey-trot.