Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Run

Ready, set ... trot! Join us for the 10th-annual Durham Academy Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, Nov. 17! The event includes a competitive 5K — open to gallopers, trotters and strollers of all ages — and a Fun Run event for kids ages 10 and under.

Our 5K is USA Track & Field-certified with chip timing for immediate results. Friends, family, neighbors and members of the Durham community are encouraged to join us for an afternoon of exercise, food truck treats, photo booth, crafts and field games! 

Registrants prior to Sunday, Nov. 3, will be guaranteed a T-shirt. Online registration closes at midnight on Nov. 14, but you can also register on race day at the check-in desk until 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to top runners, as well as classes or advisories with the highest participation.

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Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019

  • 1 p.m.: Check-in and pre-race warm up
  • 2 p.m.: 5K begins (All registrations must be received by 1:30 p.m. for chip timing.)
  • After 5K/3 p.m.: Fun Run begins — children are divided into age group heats to try to catch the “turkey” before he makes it around the Upper School track. 
  • Until 4 p.m. closing: Enjoy food trucks, crafts, photo booth and field activities for the whole family; don’t forget to bring a cash or credit card for special treats.


Turkey Trot 2018