Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Tampa Bay

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Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Tampa Bay

Pre-Turkey Thanksgiving Turkey Trot and Fun Runs in the Bay Area!

Updated for Thanksgiving 2018!

So cooler weather is (kinda) here!  Which means the holidays are just around the corner.  That means more family time and some great comfort food (so good nobody will blame you for abandoning your diet for the next two months). Before you begin a day of great eating too much turkey (and napping) why not burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories by signing up for a Thanksgiving turkey trot and fun run!

Here are a few ideas to help you plan:

November 17

Tidwell Turkey Trots 5k
Saturday, November 17, 6:30 am
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
$10 to $25

Thanksgiving-themed 5K run in Lakewood Ranch. Plenty of turkey-themed volunteers, turkey water stop and turkey music will shepherd the runners along. The 5K is pet friendly and all doggies should have their owners on a non-retractable leash. Also there will be a doggie watering hole at the halfway mark and the finish. All participants will finish to a great after party with food and beverages supplied from local restaurants. All participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Food Bank of Manatee County.

St. Pete Run Fest

St. Pete Run Fest is three days of festival fun, including running events, The Rollin’ Oats Wellness Market and Cafe, local food, music and craft beer from 3 Daughters Brewing. With distances for kids, beginners and seasoned runners, there’s plenty to entertain the entire family in the Sunshine City, St. Petersburg, Florida.

(Looking for more great fitness options for couples to explore together?  Check out Five Paired Up Tampa Fitness Dates for Active Couples.)

November 21

Gobblin’ and Hobblin’ Turkey Trot
Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 pm
3 Daughters Brewing, St. Pete

Bring your family and friends to the brewery for a fun FREE 5k Turkey Trot! This event is through our 3 Miles from 3 Daughters Run Club with Fit2Run.  Sign up starts at 6 PM and Run begins promptly at 6:30 PM. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the fun!  Afterwards runners will enjoy a free drink and live music by BeachWolf.

Thanksgiving Thursday November 22

2018 Goody Goody Turkey Gobble
Thursday, November 22, 7 am
Downtown Tampa
Free to $40

Starting from humble beginnings 10+ years ago, when a group of joggers met at the Downtown YMCA to run before starting their Thanksgiving Day festivities, this once small gathering has turned into a cherished Tampa tradition. In 2017, the 3rd Annual Goody Goody Turkey Gobble will again transcend generations of participants as they gather to celebrate the holiday with families, friends and co-workers while furthering the cause of the Tampa YMCA to strengthen the foundations of community through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  100% of the proceeds raised from the 5K will support the Tampa YMCA’s LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA cancer wellness programs.

Gobble Gobble 5k Spectacular
Thursday November 22, 2017, 8am
James E. Grey Preserve, New Port Richey

Run, walk or stroll in the beautiful James E. Grey Preserve in this free fun run. Award medals for everybody and special awards for first male and female to finish. A great and relaxing way to start the holiday!

6th Annual Gobbler 5k and 1 mile Kids Fun Run

First Christian Academy is hosting the 6th annual Gobbler 5k Run on Thursday, November 22, 2018.  Join us on Thanksgiving morning for a 1 mile fun run and 5k event! Run, walk, or stroll with your family through beautiful Starkey Park in New Port Richey, Florida. While you’re getting a great workout, you can also feel good about helping local students. All event proceeds from the Gobbler Run go to support First Christian Academy.

St. Pete’s Unofficial Turkey Trot
Thursday November 22, 8am
St. Petersburg

2nd Annual Unofficial Turkey Trot 5k and 10k timed run. Walkers welcome!

Coffee Pot Turkey Trot
Thursday November 22, 7:45am
St. Petersburg
Free to $10

This is the 2nd year that the North Shore Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is hosting its “North Shore Elementary Coffee Pot Turkey Trot” co-sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg on the morning of Thursday, November 22, 2018, and as many as 2,000 participants are expected! The selected route highlights some of the wonderful neighborhoods that make up part of the school zone including Northeast Park, Snell Isle and Old Northeast. Let’s Trot!

ALSO Youth 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5k
Thursday November 23, 7am

Enjoy a beautiful Thanksgiving morning run or walk over the Ringling Bridge with state of the art chip timing, breathable tech shirts and a wonderful post race party at The Hyatt Regency. Please join us to start your Thanksgiving off on the right foot! All proceeds benefit ALSO Youth.

3rd Annual Run for the Pies
Thursday November 22, 2018, 6:30am
Holiday Park, Lakeland

Join in Lakeland’s own Thanksgiving Day Race! Come out to beautiful Holloway Park for the RUN for the Pies 8k Trail Race presented by Winn Dixie. The 1st 200 finishers will receive a delicious Apple Pie with caramel drizzle. Bring the family and run/walk for dessert. Walkers are welcomed!

Wiregrass Wobble Turkey Trot
Thursday November 22, 2018, 7:30am
Wiregrass Mall, New Tampa / Wesley Chapel
$35 to $40

The Wiregrass Wobble Turkey Trot has raised over $110,000 for local charities, and it’s a great family event in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel areas. We aim to bring the community another great event this year! All proceeds from the Wiregrass Wobble Turkey Trot events go to local charities.

Tampa Bay Times 2018 Turkey Trot
Thursday November 23, 2017, 7am
$12 to $35

It’s that time of the year when turkey lovers, runners and friends gather for an appetite-inducing morning of good-natured competition. Proceeds from the Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot help support many local charities including the West Florida Y Runners Club Scholarship Programs. All collected foods will be given to the Food Pantry Program at Religious Community Services, Inc.

Waterset 5k Turkey Trot
Thursday November 22, 8am
Apollo Beach
$15 to $35

TURKEY TROT AT WATERSET Thanksgiving morning!  Proceeds of the Turkey Trot will benefit our local schools. This race is chip timed and a great flat course!  5K race participants will receive a tech race shirt and enjoy a post-race party in the Rock & Roll Bowl where awards will be given to the Overall Male and Female, Male and Female Masters, Male and Female Grand Masters Top Finishers, and Top 3 Male and Female finishers in all age categories!  The Kid’s Fun Run participants will receive a medal and a cotton kids race t-shirt.

FishHawk Turkey Trot
Thursday November 22, 8am
Lithia, Florida
Free to $30

New! 10K, 5K (timed and untimed), 1M Fun Run and 250 yd. Mini-Run. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.  5k timed, untimed and 10k will begin at 8 am.  Fun Runs begin at 9:15 am.  Family fun crafts and pictures with the turkey are ongoing throughout the event.  Come run with a turkey today!  Family fun traditions begin with the FishHawk Turkey Trot!


And of course, if eating sweets is a better great date idea than running, check out the Ten Tampa Bay Dessert Spots for Date Night!

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