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Florida Turkey Trot
Part of your Thanksgiving tradition


Fit2Run and Nathan Benderson Park are coming together to provide a 5K Turkey Trot to help local families kick off their Thanksgiving! This race will become a part of your Thanksgiving tradition as you enjoy the festivities at this world-class venue. Race finishers cross the finish line after running the floating final mile over the lake and will be awarded a tasty sweet treat to commence their Thanksgiving feast. All race participants will receive a race shirt that can be picked up at packet pick-up or race day, and a beautiful finisher medal at the finishline. Top finishers to cross the finish line will also receive a special commemorative gift. 

Proceeds from the race benefit The Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA), a not-for-profit 501c3 business created to manage Nathan Benderson Park, a community/public asset and world class, multi-use sports venue. SANCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our community and be an economic generator for our region.

Registration fees

5K Closed

Registration closed
    1. $30.00
      Aug 9 – Oct 31
    2. $35.00
      Oct 31 – Nov 21
    3. $40.00
      Nov 21 – Nov 21

5K Walk Closed

Registration closed
  • Untimed walk includes race shirt and medal!

    1. $20.00
      Aug 9 – Oct 31
    2. $25.00
      Nov 1 – Nov 21
    3. $30.00
      Nov 22 – Nov 21

5K - Youth (13 & Under) Closed

  1. $20.00
    Aug 9 - Nov 21

Kids' Turkey Dash (12 & Under) Closed

Kids' Dash Distances (by age): 100 Meters (3-4 years old) 200 Meters (5-6 years old) 400 Meters (7-9 Years old) 800 Meters (10-12 Years Old)

  1. $15.00
    Aug 9 - Nov 21

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up to take place at Fit2Run Downtown Sarasota, on Sunday 11/18 11am-4pm 

and Fit2Run UTC, on Monday 11/19 5-8pm 11/20 5-8pm 11/21 5-8pm

Course Map


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Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates

Proceeds from the race benefit The Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA), a not-for-profit 501c3 business created to manage Nathan Benderson Park, a community/public asset and world class, multi-use sports venue. SANCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our community and be an economic generator for our region.

Registration Dates

In order to ensure bib assignments for all participants, online registration closes at 5pm Wednesday! With close to 2000 participants already signed up, this is an event you don’t want to miss. 

You will still be able to register at Fit2Run UTC during Wednesday’s packet pickup or race morning at Nathan Benderson Park 6:30am-7:30am.

Event Schedule

  • November 22 6:30 AM EST - Registration Opens

  • November 22 7:10 AM EST - Kids' Race Warmup

  • November 22 7:15 AM EST - Kids' Dashes

  • November 22 7:30 AM EST - 5K Run/Walk - Runner's Yoga Warmup

  • November 22 7:45 AM EST - Registration CLOSES

  • November 22 8:00 AM EST - 5K Run Start

  • November 22 8:05 AM EST - 5K Walk Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Nathan Benderson Park, Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL, USA

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