Turkey Trot 2022 – Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Tallahassee Turkey Trot?
Thanksgiving Morning – Thursday, November 24, 2022

How can I register for the race?
Registration is open now at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Tallahassee/tallyturkeytrot

What time do the races start?
The One-Mile race starts at 8:00 am and the 5K, 10K and 15K start at 8:30 am. Please arrive early as there will be a lot of runners and walkers lining up.

Where is the Start/Finish for the race?
All four races start and finish on Esplanade Way (4055) between Merchants Row and Shumard Oak Blvd. Search for 4055 Esplanade Way for directions.

Where should I park on race day?
Designated parking lots are included on this map: the map  For more detailed information, please check our website under the Race Day tab.

How can I pick up my number and t-shirt before race day?
Join us for the Turkey Trot Festival at Goodwood Museum & Gardens on Sunday, November 20, 2022. Hours are 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Starting Monday, November 21, packet pickup will move to Premier Health & Fitness Center, 3521 Maclay Boulevard. We will be there on Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 am. – 6:00 p.m., and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Can I pick up my race number and/or register on race day?
Yes, but please make every effort to take care of this before race day as we cannot guarantee that there will be t-shirts available on race day. Race day registration starts at 6:30 am and ends at 7:30 am There are no registration discounts on race day.

Can somebody pick up my number for me?
If you are picking up race numbers for others, you must have a note or copy of their registration confirmation authorizing you to pick up their packet.

Are baby joggers or strollers allowed during the race?
If you choose to run with a baby jogger, it is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners. You must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you.

Can I bring my dog?
No. The crowds are just too big. You owe it to your fellow runners to help keep the course safe for everyone. Runners approaching the finish line with a dog (other than a service dog) will not be allowed to finish the race.

Can I change races once the race starts?
If you are registered for the 5K, 10K or 15K, you will have multiple spots along the course where you can run shorter or longer, depending on how you feel. Pay attention to the volunteers calling out instructions and check the website under the Race Day tab for a detailed description of the race courses.

Will there be water tables on the course?
Yes, there will be 4 water stops on the courses. The first will be at the Golf Club on Grove Park Drive (approximately the 2-mile mark). The next one is near the corner of Four Oaks Blvd and School House Road (approximately at the 3.75 mile spot) and a little past the 4-mile mark. There is a water stop for 15K runners a little before the turn around on Biltmore Avenue.  Finally, there is a water stop at the intersection of Ivy Green Trail and Grove Park Drive that serves the 10K and 15K runners. The water stop is approximately 1 mile from the finish line.

Are the races walker friendly?
Yes! However, it will be Thanksgiving and as it gets later volunteers are ready to meet up with family.  So, we ask that runners and walkers chose a race they can finish in less than 2 hours (10:30 am). We have many participants that walk Turkey Trot. We ask that walkers start at the back when lining up to let the runners go ahead.

Is there a time limit for the races?
Yes. We ask that all runners and walkers complete their race in 2 hours maximum (by 10:30 am) so our volunteers can get home to enjoy their Thanksgiving.