Join Us In-Person or Virtually on Thanksgiving Day!
November 23rd, 2023
Back, In-Person in Beautiful
Riverfront Park, Miamisburg, Ohio
Presented by the
Dedicated to promoting running & walking to keep our community healthy & fit!
This Year We Have Three Options!
Live 5-Mile Run/Walk
Live 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
Virtual Registration Closes: 11:59pm on Saturday, November 12th.
Virtual Race Packet Mailing: Virtual race packets will be mailed from Fairfield, Ohio. It is our goal that you will have your packet by Thanksgiving day.
Key Info for Race Day
RACE TIME: Race begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.
RACE COURSE: the race will start at the intersection of Main St and Linden Ave and finish in Riverfront Park! Along the way you will enjoy the sights and sounds along the streets of Miamisburg that you have come to know and love. The loop course includes a railroad crossing and an uphill section. There is one water stop. Yes, there is still a hill in the first mile! More >>
STARTING CORRALS: For the safety and enjoyment of all runners, each 5 mile participant will be assigned to a corral based on expected finish time. Each runner’s race time begins when they cross the mat at the start line. More >>
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!
Sunday, Nov 20th from 1-5pm
Wednesday, Nov 23rd from 11am-7pm
Baum Opera House (15 South 1st Street, Miamisburg, Ohio, 45342)
Late Registration Online:
There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
There will be *no refunds*, no exceptions.
Turkey Trot Partners
Expo & Packet Pickup
Back by Popular Demand: Early Bird Expo
Beat the rush and avoid the crowd! Come to our "Early Bird Expo" on Sunday, November 20th from 1-5pm at the Baum Opera House!
The Sunday & Wednesday Turkey Trot expo times will have live music and vendors!
We need your help! The Ohio River Road Runners Club is an all-volunteer organization and we need over 300 volunteers in order to put on the Turkey Trot. Each volunteer will receive a specially-designed volunteer shirt as well as the praise and thanks of our runners & walkers!
To Volunteer: Please go to our Volunteer page, check out the available jobs, & fill out the form! We will get back to you one week before the race with details about your volunteer job(s), but in the meantime, feel free to send us any questions you have and we’ll answer them the best we can!
Food, Entertainment, & Fun
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 under the arch at the entrance to Riverfront Park!
Join us in the tent to re-fuel with some post-race treats!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...
We present to you the 2022 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!
Awards will be given for the 5 Mile Live event only!
$100 gift cards to Runners Plus will be awarded to the first overall male and female and the first male and female masters (over age 40) runners.
Custom designed medals will be awarded to the top 3 overall, top 3 masters male & female, and to the top 3 male and female and in the following age groups: 8 & under, 9-11, 12-14, & each 5-year age division from 15-19 to 80+
Top 3 in the Wheelchair Division
Awards will be based on chip time
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 Results Rules
All participants for the 5 mile live event will be issued a disposable timing chip on the back of their bib.
Do not remove the chip from the back of your bib.
Participants are responsible for wearing their number throughout the event.
We hate to be harsh, but: No Number = No Results = No Awards.
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.
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.
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!