Houston Turkey Trot Guide 2023

If you’re looking for a fun way to get the family together before Thanksgiving dinner, why not participate in one of the local Turkey Trots? There are plenty of races and fun runs throughout the Houston area – perfect for joggers, walkers, or anyone who wants to get outside and have a good time. Plus, many offer day-of registration, so you can join the fun even if you didn’t plan. So lace up your shoes and get ready to have some fun burning some calories, so don’t feel too guilty about that extra helping of pumpkin pie.

Bay Area Turkey Trot

2427 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058

The 15th Annual Bay Area Turkey Trot is a perfect way to kick-start your Thanksgiving morning! Whether you’re looking for a competitive race or just want to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Clear Lake with your loved ones, this event has something for everyone. Plus, your four-legged friend can join in on the fun, too—just make sure to keep them on a short leash and courteous of other runners. Lace-up your sneakers, and let’s go! bayareaturkeytrot.org

Coles Crossing Turkey Trot

16111 Coles Crossing Dr
Cypress, TX 77429

Join us for the Annual Coles Crossing Turkey Trot, a 5k run/walk! Starting at 8am at the Lap Pool, this is the perfect way to get your family up and moving before the big Thanksgiving feast. Everyone can participate! And if you’re one of the first 600 to finish, you’ll receive a commemorative medal! So make sure to bring your whole family out for some good holiday cheer and fun before chowing down on all that delicious turkey and pie! runsignup.com

Gobble Run Turkey Trot Houston

18-3600 Allen Pkwy
Houston, TX 77019

Bring the whole family together this Thanksgiving for a fun and festive run! Sign up for the annual Turkey Trot Run and get your heart racing before the big holiday feast. You’ll be running off those turkey calories all year long! To make things even sweeter, you’ll receive a special Thanksgiving dessert, Lara bar, to celebrate after completing the race! So come out with your friends and family and make this Thanksgiving one to remember. raceroster.com/events/2023/77540/gobble-run-turkey-trot-5k10k131-houston

Houston Turkey Day 5K

1900 Lyons Ave
Houston, TX US 77020 

Gather your family and friends, grab your running shoes, and get ready to join us this Thanksgiving morning for the Houston Turkey Day 5K Fun Run! This joyous event is a great way to unite as a community, celebrate the holiday season with loved ones, exercise, and support an amazing cause – CoolxDad! It’s the perfect activity for the whole family, so no matter if you’ve been training for days or are looking for something fun on Thanksgiving morning, we invite everyone of all ages and abilities to join us in our quest just north of downtown Houston. So wear your comfiest running clothes and join the festivities – we can’t wait to see you there! runsignup.com

Katy Area YMCA Turkey Dash

22807 Westheimer Pkwy
Katy, TX 77494

Join the fun at the 15th annual Katy Area YMCA Turkey Dash on Thanksgiving Day! Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting, we have something for everyone — 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Race, and 1 Mile Walk/Run. After crossing the finish line, you can enjoy a delicious post-race party with food, giveaways, a photo booth, and a kid’s fun zone. We invite you to get creative — put on your most festive turkey attire and participate in our costume contest to win prizes for the “Best Thanksgiving Theme” and “Most Unique Costume”! So join us as we celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a fun-filled family event. business.katychamber.com

L3 Turkey Day 5k

8 N Main St
Kingwood, TX US 77339

Celebrate the season of giving with your family at our 9th Annual Thanksgiving morning L3 Turkey Day 5k and Kids Wishbone 1K! We are coming together as a community to show support and raise funds for pediatric cancer care. Bring your loved ones and make the Turkey Day 5K part of your holiday tradition. Enjoy running or walking with friendly faces, and start your Thanksgiving joyfully.This special event is about more than just celebrating your good health – it’s about helping local families affected by cancer have a brighter holiday season. We hope to see you on Thanksgiving morning! runsignup.com/Race/TX/Kingwood/L3TurkeyDay5K

Lake Jackson Turkey Trot

100 Oyster Creek Dr
Lake Jackson, TX US 77566

Gather your families, friends, and neighbors for one of Lake Jackson’s favorite annual Thanksgiving traditions – the Lake Jackson Turkey Trot! This fun-filled 5K/10K run/walk will benefit the inspiring band programs at both Lake Jackson Intermediate and Rasco Middle School. Packet Pick-Up and Walk-Up Registration will occur on Wednesday, November 22nd, from 5-7pm at LJI. Race Day Registration begins at 6:15am on November 23rd, so arrive early and join in on the pre-race festivities before the 7:45 am starting time. Adults can choose between an exhilarating 5- or 10-k race, while all the little turkeys can join in on a fun run before the main event. So mark your calendars, lace up your shoes, and practice your turkey trot! lakejacksonturkeytrot.com

Pearland Turkey Trot

3775 S Main St
Pearland, TX 77581

Join us at Pearland Stadium on South Main for our family-friendly community race! With various start times, you can select the distance that best suits your needs. Whether you’re looking for a short or a long run, we’ve got something for everyone so everyone can join in the fun. So mark your calendars and get ready to race – see you soon!pearlandturkeytrot.com

Run Through The Woods

 2005 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380

On Thanksgiving morning, join the local community in celebrating the YMCA Run through the Woods! An event held for over 30 years brings together families and friends of all ages to support non-profits serving The Woodlands, Spring, and Oak Ridge communities. Whether you’re an experienced runner or participating in your first race, there’s something here for everyone. With a 3-mile run, 5-mile run, 3-mile walk, and 1-Mile Kids Race, it’s sure to be an exciting day full of fun memories for everyone who participates. So come out for some friendly competition – we can’t wait to see you! ymcahouston.org/ymca-run-thru-the-woods

31st Annual Sugar Land Turkey Trot

13897 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Make this Thanksgiving special by joining the 38th annual Sugar Land Turkey Trot presented by Fort Bend Kia. Coach Andy Stewart began this race in 1986; ever since then, it has been an important part of the Houston-area community. This family-friendly event offers everyone a 1-mile kids run at 7:30 am, a 5-mile timed race at 8:00 am, or a 2.8-mile family walk/jog at 8:30 am. Whether you want to have fun with your family or compete in a competitive race, the Sugar Land Turkey Trot is the perfect way to burn off those calories before enjoying a delicious holiday feast! sugarlandturkeytrot.com

We hope this blog has helped you find the perfect turkey trot to attend this Thanksgiving in Houston! Whether you run for a good cause, join a costumed 5K, or hang out with your best friends for an early morning activity, there are endless options available. Remember that all the proceeds from these races benefit local charities and organizations. Don’t be afraid to show off your holiday spirit and give back to the Houston community by participating in a turkey trot. Have fun and a happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


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