Wiregrass Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving Day | November 24, 2022
The Wiregrass Turkey Trot started with the leadership of three local organizations collaborating with the idea of a family event to benefit local charities in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel areas. The Rotary Club of New Tampa, the New Tampa YMCA, and FITniche began work on the event late 2012. Thanksgiving morning (November 28) 2013 over 1,400 participants ran in the inaugural 5k and 1-mile fun run events and raised over $20,000.
The positive feedback was overwhelming. The same team built upon the initial success and Thanksgiving morning 2014 over 1,650 participants ran in the 5k and 1-mile fun run. The event raised over $25,000.
The third annual event in 2015 had 2,000 participants and raised $30,000 for charity.
For 2016, we added AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Foundation as an organizing partner. The fourth running had 2,200 participants and raised $35,000 for charity. In 2017, we had 2,212 joining us in the rain for some sloppy fun and we raised over $32,000. In 2018 and 2019, more than 2,200 runners, walkers and wonderful sponsors each year helped us raise more than $104,500 for the community. For 2020 the Wiregrass Turkey Trot went virtual bringing our eight-year charitable total to more than $262,500.
All proceeds from the Wiregrass Turkey Trot events go to local charities.
Local Charities Include:
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Foundation
5K RUN/WALK ClosedOnline registration closed
Early bird pricingJan 21 – Mar 1
$30.00Mar 1 – Oct 23
Standard PricingOct 24 – Nov 20
Race WeekNov 20 – Nov 24
1 MILE FUN RUN (Untimed) Closed
$25.00Jan 21 - Nov 24
Kids' Turkey Dash (12 & Under) Closed
Kids Dash bracketed by age group! Kids will participate in age appropriate sprints and will receive a finisher's medal, and shirt while supplies last. Kids will be grouped 3y-4y, 5y-6y, 7y-9y, 10-12y. Kids registering for the 5k are welcome to participate in the Kids Dash as well.
$20.00Jan 21 - Nov 24
1 Mile Course
Overall & Master will be top finisher place male/female
Age group awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male & female.
- Overall M/F
- Master M/F
- 9 and under
- 10-14 (5 year category)
- 15-19 (5 year category)
- 80 and over
Check out these awards!
|1||New Tampa Foot & Ankle||$1,065.85|
|2||Preserve at Zepyhr Ridge Apartments||$1,000.00|
|3||Platinum an Allen Coleman Salon||$533.35|
- November 21 11:30 AM EST - Packet Pickup at Fit2Run at The Shops at Wiregrass 11:30AM-2:30PM
- November 22 4:00 PM EST - Packet Pickup at Fit2Run at The Shops at Wiregrass 4PM-8PM
- November 23 3:00 PM EST - Packet Pickup at Fit2Run at The Shops at Wiregrass 3PM-7PM
- November 24 7:15 AM EST - Kids dash
- November 24 7:30 AM EST - 1 Mile Fun Run (unchipped)
- November 24 8:00 AM EST - 5K Race Start
- Event contact