Join Us In-Person
or Virtually
on Thanksgiving Day!

Nov 28, 2024
8:30 a.m.

Presented by the 

Ohio River Road Runners Club

Dedicated to promoting running & walking to keep our community healthy & fit!

Live 5-Mile Run/Walk

Live 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

Virtual Option

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Key Info for Race Day

Race Proceeds

The race proceeds benefit a great cause: the non-profit Ohio River Road Runner's Club based here locally in Dayton!  We're dedicated to providing free/low-cost races to children and adults all over the Miami Valley to encourage healthy lifestyles and spread the joy of running! 

Late Registration

Online late registration will close Wednesday November 22nd at 6:30pm Eastern! The in-person Expo and packet pickup (at the Baum Opera House) will remain open until 7pm to give you time to register online and drive there if you're local to pick up your packet! You can get a paper registration form at the Baum from 6-7pm with payment by cash, check, or credit card as well. 😁

There is no registration on Thursday (Thanksgiving) morning, so make sure you're registered by Wednesday evening!! 🦃

Refund Policy

There will be *no refunds*, no exceptions.

Course Map

Note: This year's course is 4.88 miles because of construction in downtown Miamisburg.

Turkey Trot Partners

How Can You Give Back to Our Non-Profit Partners?

The Turkey Trot depends on our non-profit friends in the City of Miamisburg and at the Baum Opera House, and we'd like to highlight their goals and efforts so you can help them out in-turn for the wonderful support they give us every year!

Costume Contest, Food, Entertainment, & Fun

Costume Contest

Got a creative idea for a Thanksgiving-themed costume? Think you can actually run in that costume?  Enter our costume contest, either individually or as a group. Awards will go to the 5 best costumes!  Judging begins at 8 a.m. on race day on the patio at Bennett's!


The costume contest is sponsored by Jayne's on Main and Bennett's Publical!

The 5 best costumes will be awarded with a $50 gift certificate to Bennett's and two tickets to the Plaza Theatre.

Race Photos

Race photos will be taken by Wesley Williams Photography throughout the course and published on our Facebook page and on linked from this website a few days after the event!

Post-Race Food

Join us in the tent to re-fuel with some post-race treats!

Spotify Playlist


We present to you the 2023 Turkey Trot Spotify playlist!

You can play it (safely using non-ear-blocking sound equipment!) while you are running live with us, or running your virtual Turkey Trot!   You will hear a list of energizing  music along with some colorful commentary to keep you motivated as you run along.

Don't forget to take your Spotify off of "random" mode so that you can hear this playlist sequentially and get the best experience!


Award Structure

Awards will be given for the 5 Mile Live event only!

Award Delivery

So you and all of our volunteers may go home to enjoy the holiday after the race, all awards will be mailed to the winners.  There will *not* be an awards ceremony after the race.

Race Rules

Race Results Rules

Race Guidelines

All participants sign a waiver stating, “I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby  joggers, roller skates or blades , or animals are not allowed  in the race and I will abide by this guideline.  Use of headsets is strongly discouraged.”

Please adhere to these guidelines and follow all instructions from race officials.

Walking Strollers

As a family event, the Turkey Trot will allow participants to walk with strollers as long as you place yourself at the back of the green corral for the five mile event or at the back of the yellow corral for the one mile event. For the safety of your child as well as your fellow participants, absolutely no strollers of any kind will be allowed in the red or blue corrals.

Minimum Pace

In order to re-open the roads in a timely manner, if you have not reached Rt. 25 by 9:30am, you will be directed north and will not pass through Rice Field. This point is approximately 2 1/4 miles into the race and would be a 22 minute per mile pace. Thank you for your cooperation!