The Festival Foods Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day

The Festival Foods Turkey Trot allows participants to partake in either a timed 5-mile run, 2-mile Fun Run or an untimed 2-mile walk and is open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Don’t forget to bring your favorite cuddly companion for the 2-mile Dog Jog.

This event is meant to be fun for the whole family, not just seasoned athletes; perfect for anyone who wants to kick off Thanksgiving Day with a bit of exercise and a lot of fun!

The Turkey Trot benefits the Boys & Girls Club and YMCA in communities Festival Foods serves. Both of those organizations provide volunteers in return for monetary proceeds.

Race Results

View race results here!


All of our volunteer spots are now filled!


Fond du Lac High School

Field house in back of school

801 Campus Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Start Time:

8:00 AM

Event Date:

Thanksgiving Day - November 22, 2018

Online Registration Fees:




Early Bird
Sept. 15 - Oct. 31


Nov. 1 - Nov. 19

Race Eve/Day *
Nov. 21 - Nov. 22


Adults $20 $25 $30
Children (under 18) $15 $20 $25
* Race day registrants not guaranteed shirt size.

Shirts and bibs can be picked up at the field house in the back of Fond du Lac High School between 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

The Trot starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. but there are 2 different start lines. Be sure you are in the correct area to ensure you are on the right course. If you are a 5 Mile participant but you line up at the 2 Mile start line you will end up on the 2 mile course and will not be chip timed. Strollers and slower participants are asked to line up at the back of their respective group. Dogs must line up after all other participants.

Wave One: 5-mile Run
Wave Two: 2-mile Fun Run
Wave Three: 2-mile Walk
Wave Four: Dog Jog