Dayton Turkey Trots

With the holiday season beginning earlier and earlier each year, Thanksgiving often gets lost in the shuffle. One way to make sure this important holiday isn’t forgotten is to start a new tradition, or maybe just continue with one that’s already been established. In Dayton, one way to do this is to participate in one of the many “Turkey Trots” throughout the area this month.

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate, get some fresh air or simply give yourself an excuse for seconds this Thanksgiving, check out one of these 8 races in our Dayton Turkey Trot Roundup:

Turkey Prediction Run

November 20 | 1:00 pm | 501 Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road, Fairborn | Learn More

A refreshing break from the usual race format, the Turkey Prediction run is not about being the fastest runner, but rather about most accurately predicting your finish time. Those with the most accurate predictions will win a frozen turkey, just in time for Thanksgiving. The exact course route will be kept secret until race day. Watches or other time-keeping devices are not allowed, and the finish line clock will not be visible to runners.

The Great Turkey Trek

November 20 | 12 pm-3 pm | 2100 E. Centerville Station Rd. Centerville | Learn More

We need your help for this Thanksgiving adventure. Help us find missing turkeys during an interactive walk or hike! There are two options for your quest, a one-mile paved/limestone walk or a 3.1-mile (5k) adventure hike. For either trek you complete, there will be a fun Thanksgiving-themed prize! All ages.

Wobble Gobble 3K Fun Run/Walk

November 20 |  9-11 am | 3151 Lower Bellbrook Rd, Spring Valley | Learn More

Before you chow down on Thanksgiving Dinner, join us for our 6th annual Wobble Gobble 3K Fun Run/Walk through beautiful Morris Reserve. This is an all ages, family (and leashed-pet) friendly event. All runners will receive a commemorative goodie bag!

43rd Annual Turkey Trot

November 25 | 8:30 am | Riverfront Park, 3 N Miami Ave Miamisburg | Learn More

Join us in Downtown Miamisburg on Thanksgiving morning for our traditional event, OR you can run your ORRRC Miamisburg Trot from anywhere! All registered participants will receive a custom race shirt and race number bib. Only the live 5-mile participants will be timed.

Turkey Day 5K

November 25 |  8:00 AM | 1341 Meadow Bridge Dr, Beavercreek | Learn More

Continue the tradition or start a new one! Join us on Thanksgiving for this 5K event that benefits the Beavercreek Youth Wrestling program.

Thanksgiving Day Fountain 5k

November 25 | 8:00 am | 1343 N Fountain Blvd, Springfield | Learn More

This Thanksgiving Day race is in its 14th year! Proceeds benefits Special Olympics. It’s a great way to start your Thanksgiving and for a great cause. This year, there are options for a Timed 5k Race or a 1-mile Fun Walk

Tipp Turkey Trot

November 25 | 8:00 am | 500 S First St, Tipp City | Learn More

The 14th Annual Tipp Turkey Trot returns to Kyle Park. This year, there are options to run either 5k and 10k and we have even added a virtual race for those that would rather run on their own. This race serves as a fundraiser Ginghamsburg Church’s New Path Ministry which provides food for families in need. Start your Thanksgiving off by getting some exercise and providing for such a good cause.

Dayton Turkey Trot

November 28 |  8:30–12 pm | 1601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Dayton | Learn More

The Dayton Thanksgiving tradition continues in 2021 featuring the Thankful Turkey Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. Run the distance on your own with the virtual option, or with your family and friends live in-person. As a charity beneficiary, YWCA Dayton receives $2 for every participant from the Dayton area, plus any donations made during registration.

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