Turkey Trots in Tampa YMCA

The Best Turkey Trots in Tampa Bay this Thanksgiving

Check out our Favorite Family-Friendly Turkey Trots in the Tampa Bay Area!

Looking for some Turkey Trots in Tampa to help battle the Thanksgiving food and sweet indulgences?

We’ve got a list of great family-friendly fun runs in Tampa this Thanksgiving that will help you (and your little ones) burn energy, enjoy the nice fall weather, and spend some quality time together out of the house!

Related: Awesome Things to Do in Tampa Bay Thanksgiving Break

So before you sit down to your awesome Thanksgiving dinner, why not pre-burn some of those calories with your fam – these fun runs won’t disappoint!

Pre-Thanksgiving Races in 2023

St Pete Run Fest
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St. Pete Run Fest

  • Friday, November 10- Sunday, November 12, 2023
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • $15 to $225

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.

Trot Thru The Terrace 5k, 10k, & 1 Mile

  • Saturday, November 11 at  8:00 am
  • Temple Terrace, Florida
  • $25 to 45

The chip-timed 5K & 10K races take participants through our residential golf course community renowned for its’ oak tree canopies. The mostly flat, fast course(s) are favorites of local runners. The race starts/finishes at Riverhills Park near the boat ramp at 329 S. Riverhills Drive, Temple Terrace, FL.

Registrants receive a race day t-shirt, a race swag bag, light nourishment at the finish line, and a finishers medal!

Turkey Trot Races on Thanksgiving Day | Thursday, November 23, 2023

Tampa Turkey Trots YMCA Turkey Gobble
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Tampa YMCA Turkey Gobble

  • Thursday, November 23 at 7:00 am
  • Downtown Tampa
  • $25 and up

An out-and-back Thanksgiving Race Tradition for the whole family! Your choice of 1-mile fun run, 5K or 8K run, or walk. Strollers and dogs welcome, please register appropriately.


10th Annual Gobbler 5k and 1 mile Kids Fun Run

  • Thursday, November 23 at 7:30 am
  • New Port Richey, Florida
  • $35 to $40

First Christian Academy is hosting the 10th annual Gobbler 5k Run on Thursday, November 23.  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.


Coffee Pot Turkey Trot 5K

  • Thursday, November 23 at 7:45 am
  • St. Petersburg
  • $35

The 2023 COFFEE POT TURKEY TROT 5K is a family–friendly, timed 5K looping around St. Petersburg’s Coffee Pot Bayou on Thanksgiving morning. Returning for its sixth year the event is a beloved tradition for families, friends, and fitness enthusiasts. The event is hosted by the North Shore Elementary PTA to benefit North Shore Elementary, a Title One School.


Wiregrass Turkey Trot

  • November 23, 2023
  • Wiregrass Mall, New Tampa / Wesley Chapel
  • Starting at $25. Kids Turkey Dash: $20

The Wiregrass Turkey Trot has raised over $260,000 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 Turkey Trot

  • Thursday, November 23 at 7:00 am
  • Clearwater, Florida
  • $25 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 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 23, 8:00 am
  • Apollo Beach, Florida
  • $20 to $30

Chip timed, flat course! 5K race participants will receive a tech race shirt and a finisher medal. Awards to Overall Male and Female, Male and Female Masters, Male and Female Grand Masters, and Top 3 Male and Female finishers in all age categories! Kids Fun Run as well! Prices increase on November 20.


FishHawk Turkey Trot

  • Thursday, November 23 at 8:00 am
  • Lithia, Florida
  • $30-$45

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!


Florida Turkey Trot

  • Thursday, November 23 at 8:00 am
  • Sarasota, Florida
  • $20 to $40

Kick off your Thanksgiving at Nathan Benderson Park for the 6th Annual Florida Turkey Trot! Runners finish across the floating final mile and will be awarded a tasty treat to commence their Thanksgiving feast.


Wiregrass Wobble Turkey Trot

  • Thursday, November 23 at 7:00 am
  • Lutz, FL
  • $22.50  to $37.50

Run. Walk. Wobble!  The Original Wiregrass Wobble Turkey Trot 5K™ is back for another race at Tampa Premium Outlets! The Wiregrass Wobble Turkey Trot 5k™ at Tampa Premium Outlets is presented by BayCare Hospital Wesley Chapel and will again support our original beneficiary, the New Tampa Family YMCA, Open Doors Financial Assistance Program.


Run for the Pies 5k and 3k Fun Run

  • 2023 Info TBA
  • Holiday Park, Lakeland
  • $15 to 30

Join in Lakeland’s own Thanksgiving Day Race! Come out to beautiful Holloway Park for the RUN for the Pies. Custom shirts (size guaranteed if pre-registered before Nov 1, 2022), bibs, and a voucher for a FREE PIE from Frescos Southern Kitchen and Bar for all who register in the 5K and 3K!