2016 Breaks All Kinds of Records

A Turkey Trot to Rember

A record number of finisher as Stan Linton runs 47:44 to break the SouthWood course records.

More than 6100 finishers make 2016 largest Turkey Trot ever!

Herb Wills Photos

Fred Deckert Photos

Endurance Imaging Photos

Let’s face it – 2016 has not always been the kindest of years.  And yet for each tragedy we have witnessed, someone, no ten someones, have picked up the mantle of kindness and with great determination taken action to make our world a better place.

That is kind of the way Thanksgiving is in Tallahassee.  There is no place to check party or religious affiliation on the registration form for Gulf Wind Track Club’s Tallahassee Turkey Trot; just check which race you want to run and even once you have checked, you can change your mind on that at any time.

And you know the routine – The Turkey Gobbler, a 1 mile fun run, the appetizer, starts at 8:00. Thirty minutes later full meals are served as the 5,000, 10,000 and 15,000 meter  races start at 8:30. We will have chip timing with a net time and place for everyone.

And you will have a chance to support any of our great causes (Refuge House, Boys and Girls Clubs, the Shelter, the Kent Vann Partners in Excellence Awards for Local Schools, 2nd Harvest and Gulf Winds Track Club.) The U-Haul will be back and we are confident you will fill it with food and clothing for those that need it.

Thanksgiving Day occurs every year (obviously) and this will be the 25th straight year the 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 to burn calories so they can eat more 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 can be a better place.

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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.


We have some very special surprises for the 41th 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