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The Turkey Trot is a 36 year old Thanksgiving tradition in Parkersburg.  Many families return from 35-40 states to take part in this event, wave at their old friend and enjoy the friendy competition on the three mile, out & back course.

Registration fees

Turkey Trot Closed

Registration closed
  • Family Running/Walking Event

    1. $13.00
      Sep 15 – Nov 19
    2. $15.00
      Nov 20 – Nov 22


A dressed turkey to the first male and female to cross the finish line. 

After the race, a drawing will be held for 50 free turkeys and prizes

Limit one turkey per family while supplies last, please. Must be present to win.


A three mile, out & back course, starting and finishing in the Parkersburg City Park.


Mail-in registration must be received by Thursday, 11/19/2015, to receive discount pricing. You may also register in person and/or pick up your packet on Wednesday, 11/25/2015, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at On The Run & Walk, 2903 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg - OR - the morning of the event at the City Park Pavilion from 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM.

FYI: In person registration at On The Run & Walk, may be done at any time priot to race day. 

Special Group Price:

4 people or more is $11.00 EA, if received by 11/19/2015.

Mail applications for all members together with payment.

Discount calculated at checkout for online group entries.


Last years video!

Event Schedule

  • November 26 7:30 AM EST - Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up

  • November 26 9:00 AM EST - Start Time

Contact Information

Event Location

Parkersburg, WV

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