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Parkersburg Turkey Trot 2017

The Turkey Trot is a 39 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 23 – Nov 17
    2. $15.00
      Nov 18 – Nov 20

Virtual Turkey Trot Closed

Registration closed
  • Family Running/Walking

    1. $22.00
      Sep 23 – Oct 31
    2. $28.00
      Nov 1 – Nov 10
    3. Closed
      Nov 10 – Nov 20


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

After the race, a drawing will be held for 50 prizes. Your name will be listed on a board at the finish line if you are a winner

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


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


Mail-in registration must be received by Thursday, 11/18/2017, to receive discount pricing. You may also register in person and/or pick up your packet on Wednesday, 11/22/2016, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the City Park Pavillion, 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 11/18/2017.

Mail applications for all members together with payment.

Discount calculated at checkout for online group entries.

Virtual Turkey Trot is Online Registration only!


Virtual Turkey Trot

     This year we are offering a Virtual Turkey Trot to our friends who can't be in Parkersburg for the 2017 Turkey Trot. It is online registration only with a signup closing date two weeks before Thanksgiving Day. We'll be mailing packets out, with the official 2017 Parkersburg Turkey Trot shirt, in time for Virtual participants to run/walk 3 miles from wherever their location might be on Thanksgiving Day. 

Event Schedule

  • November 23 7:30 AM EST - Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up

  • November 23 9:00 AM EST - Start Time

Contact Information

Event Location

Parkersburg, WV

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