2016 Tallahassee Turkey Trot – Let’s Get Started!

Let’s face it – 2016 has not always been the kindest of years.  And yet for each tragedy we have witnessed, someone, no ten someone’s, have picked up the mantle of kindness and with great determination taken action to make our world a better place.  We all know that hate is contagious and it can spread as — infecting rational thought with a deadly poison and quickly leaving us to believe that only violence can save us.

Again, running it the place we go to find rational thought.  Those thoughts thrive when our legs become pistons driving blood though the body and into the brain.  Somehow rational thinking and hope take charge. The 2014 Boston Marathon will always be a special event that bonded a city, its surroundings and runners all over the world.  “Boston Strong” became the rallying cry.  What I loved about it was the way it signaled to the world that the marathon and the city of Boston would continue being what they were; the Boston Marathon would go on and city was united about making it happen.  Boston Strong appeared on the Green Monster at Fenway Park and seemed to pop up everywhere.  The message was clear, we are strong, we are still here and we are united.  And Boston 2014 will be successful. I was there and I can say it was beautiful and special. The support crowds were enormous and the entire city was behind the event.

Thanksgiving Day occurs every year (obviously) and this year will the 25th straight year the Tallahassee Turkey Trot has been run on Thanksgiving day.  People are up early and crowding into the parking lots around SouthWood on Thanksgiving morning.  They come to race and to celebrate our community. Families, two, three maybe even four generations are the heart of this event.  We run together and when it is over, we go home with a smile and a stronger belief that our world is a better place than it was and that it will continue to get better if we work to make it happen.

The 2015 Tallahassee Turkey Trot is in the books.

With approximately 5,645 official finishers, the 2015 Tallahassee Turkey Trot was successfully run on a beautiful Thanksgiving Day. The star of the day was the Turkey Trot Hoo-Rag.

HERB WILLS RECAP – 5645 Enjoy Turkey Trot; Kaiser and Sherron enjoy it quickly.


Fred Deckert – the Mile

Herb Wills – Part 1; Part 2

2015 – 40 years of running together

There is no doubt we live in a crazy world, but you can count on the Tallahassee Turkey Trot taking wings on Thanksgiving Day. This is the day we run together – friends, families and competitors. Once again we will have a Mile Fun Run starting at 8:00 on Thanksgiving Morning. The 5K, 10K and 15K will all start at 8:30. You get to choose the race you want to run.


Turkey Trot Registration is now closed.

We have some very special surprises for the 40th Turkey Trot as we want to make it the best race ever. For example, finish the 5k, 10k or 15K and get the only Turkey Trot finisher’s medal ever given away! So stay with us and run with us! After all that is what family does on Thanksgiving Day.

We also want to thank our beneficiaries and sponsors for all that they do to help make this event special. Check them out. Video