Gulf Winds Track Club


Turkey Trot Heroes

This Thanksgiving Day the Tallahassee Turkey Trot will celebrate its 39th anniversary, and we are expecting a record-breaking year of support from our Turkey Trot Heroes. Last year, in spite of the cold weather, was  one the biggest Thanksgiving Day Celebrations yet – nearly 5000 runners crossed the finish line in the 2013 Tallahassee Turkey Trot, and they responded generously as more than $35,000 was donated to The Shelter, The Refuge House and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend.

These groups benefited greatly from the support of the countless number of Turkey Trot Heroes. Heroes gave above and beyond the entry fee, making Thanksgiving special for others. We are hoping more runners will add to the ranks of our Heroes this year.   And we have some new ideas to encourage you to make it happen as we want to recognize both individuals and teams who rise above and raise money for our Turkey Trot Hero Program.  There will be special awards to recognize individuals who raise more than ____ and teams the raise more than ____.

Once again we are asking our Turkey Trot Heroes to donate $35 either to The Refuge House, The Shelter or the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend. Your entire donation will go directly to the cause you designate. Heroes will receive a special commemorative gift.  As a Turkey Trot Hero, you will also receive a special gold star that you can proudly wear on your race bib on Thanksgiving Day! And if you want to reach for an even higher level of $50, you can be a Super Hero and receive two commemorative gifts. Most importantly, your generosity will make a difference in someone’s life. You will have the opportunity to become a Turkey Trot Hero during the registration process; however, if you are unable to attend, you may still contribute by mailing a check or contribute online (no additional processing fees) at