Your Guide to Turkey Trots in South Florida

It’s that time of year again, when turkey, pumpkin pie, and 5Ks collide! In this post I will be highlighting three Turkey Trot 5Ks going on in South Florida on Turkey Day.  Whichever you choose, you are guaranteed to have a great time earning some extra slices of pie.

 

The Baptist Health South Florida Turkey Trot

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The Baptist Health South Florida Turkey Trot held at Tropical Park on Thursday November 28th at 7:30 AM has both a 5K and 10K.  This race offers a great course with an exciting finish around the Tropical Park Track.  After the race, Publix provides slices of pumpkin pie.  Registration includes a tech Tee and access to a great post-race party.  This race clocks fast times every year for men and women, so if you are looking to PR in either distance this is a great race! This year the organizers have partnered with Camillus House, a charity benefiting homeless men and women in South Florida.  Be sure to bring a non-perishable food donation and spread the love this Thanksgiving.

Website: http://www.miamiturkeytrot.com

 

Jungle Island Turkey Trot 5K

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A newcomer to the Miami Turkey Trot scene is the inaugural Jungle Island Turkey Trot 5K.  This race is also held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday November 28th.  This great race offers a finisher’s medal, a technical Tee, and entry to Jungle Island with registration.  Family and friends also receive discounted entry to Jungle Island (only $15!).  The 5K starts at 8 AM, so you will have plenty of time to check out the park before you go home to prep the turkey!

Website: http://jungleisland5k.com

 

 3rd Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Turkey Paddle

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A unique alternative to these two Miami Turkey Trots is the 3rd Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Turkey Paddle!  In this exciting race you can choose to do a 5K run or a 2 Mile Paddleboard race (for those adventurous athletes looking for a Turkey Day race with a splash).  The race is held on Thursday November 28th and starts at 7:30 AM.

Website: http://www.turkeytrotftl.com

 

There’s no better way to start Turkey Day than with a 5K! Florida Running Company will be out racing, so we hope to see you at one of these excellent events too!

 

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