The Turkey Trots are Coming! Photo by Matti Suopajärvi

The Turkey Trots are Coming!

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Yes, we know, it’s not even Halloween yet but the stores are already full of Christmas displays and we feel we need to make a gentle reminder. DON’T FORGET ABOUT TURKEY TROT SEASON!

It’s that time of year folks, when we start thinking about the leftover Halloween candy and quickly move to the warm, savory foods of late Fall. Those huge meals and football watch parties begin to take their toll on our mid-drift.

Luckily, it is also Turkey Trot Season. It’s the time of year when we need that little extra push out the door to get a run with friends in. Many of these races are charity runs working to help folks who might be missing out on meals or other basic needs.

Luckily, Arkansas has plenty of these runs to choose from. Here is a quick list. Please let us know of any turkey trots we need to add to the list.

Saturday, November 11 –

Gobbler 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon – Two Rivers Park 6722 Two Rivers Park Road, Little Rock, AR, United States – All finishers will receive a themed medal. The race starts at 8:00 AM. Packet pickup starts 30 minutes before the race and ends 10 minutes before the race starts. All runners must register on RunSignup. No on-site registration. The 5K and 10K are limited to 2:00 hours. The Half Marathon is limited to []

Gobbler 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
Gobbler 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon

Saturday, November 18 –

Siloam Springs Turkey Trot – Downtown Siloam Springs N. Washington St & E Main St, Siloam Springs, United States – The annual race map for 2023 has been updated due to road construction that will affect the previous year’s routes. PLEASE REVIEW THE UPDATED MAP FOR 2023’S COURSE LINKED BELOW TURKEY TROT RACE MAP 2023 There will be no same-day registration. Please register for the race before 11/17/23. Shirts are guaranteed for the first []

Siloam Springs Turkey Trot
Siloam Springs Turkey Trot

BAC Turkey Trot 5K – Beebe Athletic Club 1121 W Dewitt Henry Dr, Beebe, United States – Beebe Athletic Club will be hosting the 4th annual 5K Turkey Trot Race on November 18th,2023 @ 8 a.m.  This event will be a chip-timed race. This is a fun family event.  Open registration to all Levels of racers.  This is a flat well-marked course.  Lots of prizes and giveaways at the end of []

Thursday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Day

The Gobbler – Little Rock’s Turkey Trot – The Heights 1825 N. Grant Street, Little Rock, United States – Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, 2021 Go! Time: 8:00 am (Tom’s Tiny Trot: 7:50 am) A Thanksgiving Day Tradition. For 12 years, Go! Running hosted the Gobbler Turkey Trot in Little Rock, and we are happy to announce that Rock City Running will carry on this great tradition. This 3, 4, or 6.5-mile family fun run and walk []

Gobbler 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
Gobbler 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon

Turkey Trot 5k and Gobble Wobble Kids Mile – Estes Stadium 2299 Bruce St., Conway, United States – The 9th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k & Gobble Wobble Kids Mile benefitting the United Way of Central Arkansas. The tradition continues in Conway on Thanksgiving morning, and we are back at UCA’s Estes Stadium For 2023. We are starting on the UCA campus in front of Estes Football Stadium just off Bruce Street. You will []

2023 Turkey Trot 5k and Gobble Wobble Kids Mile
2023 Turkey Trot 5k and Gobble Wobble Kids Mile

Cabot Turkey Trot – Presented by Blueprint Construction – Cabot City Park 501 Richie Rd, Cabot, United States – Our town’s first run in what we hope to be your Thanksgiving Day Tradition. This 3-mile family fun run and walk is the best way to spend Thanksgiving Day with your family and the rest of your Cabot community. The Cabot Turkey trot is a FREE event, but donations are accepted! Donation proceeds []

Cabot Turkey Trot - Presented by Blueprint Construction
Cabot Turkey Trot – Presented by Blueprint Construction

SDIA Turkey Trot for Heroes – Center for Nonprofits 1200 Walnut St Ste 2310, Rogers, United States – Held every Thanksgiving morning, our Turkey Trot for Heroes 5K is an exciting event that garners the full support of local runners, running organizations, and our communities. In addition to the traditional 5K run, we have a Wild Gobbler 5K (a 5K with 5 stations of exercises throughout the route dedicated to Fallen Heroes), and a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk! We []

SDIA Turkey Trot for Heroes
SDIA Turkey Trot for Heroes

Ken Freeman Huff, Puff, then Stuff 5K – Greyhound Bus Station 100 Broadway Terrace, Hot Springs National Park, United States – Earn that Thanksgiving Day stuffing by bringing the whole family out to participate in the Thanksgiving morning turkey trot 5K in scenic and historic Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. The race takes place on the Hot Springs Greenway, starting and ending at the Transportation Depot. All participants will receive a long sleeve tech shirt and []

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Ken Freeman Huff, Puff, then Stuff 5K
Ken Freeman Huff, Puff, then Stuff 5K

Saturday, November 25 –

Turkey Wobble at the Brewery – Walk and Ride – Fort Chaffee Blvd 7500 Fort Chaffee Blvd, Fort Smith, United States – Come on out to FSBC on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 11 a.m. for our sixth annual “Turkey Wobble Walk and Ride” (this year). Participants over the age of 21 will drink their first beer/wine and then walk to all other participating businesses where they will have more beer/wine/liquor at each location.  This year we will []

Turkey Wobble at the Brewery - Walk and Ride
Turkey Wobble at the Brewery – Walk and Ride

You can find these and any Turkey Trots we may add to the calendar on our website.

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