Downtown Denton Turkey Trot 5k

Create a team and invite your friends and family to gather together and join your team!

Just click on "Create a Team" or join an existing team!

Kids (13 and under) can participate in the 5k walk/run for $20 and on race day for $25! The discount be automatically applied at check out.

What a fun way to kick of Thanksgiving Day!

Date: November 28, 2019
$25.00 until November 07, 2019
$30.00 until November 26, 2019
$35.00 until November 27, 2019
$35.00 on race day
Event Details and Schedule

Thank you for registering up for the 5th Annual Downtown Denton Turkey Trot! Our volunteers have been working hard to make this event happen and we are glad you decided to spend part of your Thanksgiving in Denton.

Packet Pickup on Wednesday at Armadillo Ale Works from 10pm to 8pm.

Due to the huge race day crowd we GREATLY encourage you to drop by on Wednesday. As an incentive we will be giving out commemorative tulip glasses for the first 1,000 people through pickup.

Thursday, November 28th: RACE DAY! • 7:00 AM Check-in/Registration/Packet Pickup • 8:30 AM Kid’s Gobble Wobble • 8:50 National Anthem • 9:00 Downtown Denton Turkey Trot 5k Race/Run/Walk start • 9:45 Awards

Race Updates

We will keep you updated primarily by email but you may want to check-in from time to time on our website or on Facebook at


Reminders:  It is Thanksgiving and we will be collecting canned goods for the Denton Community Food Center* and Fetch Dog Park will be collecting supplies for our four legged friends at the Denton Animal Shelter**. D & L Farm & Home Denton on Fort Worth Drive will match any purchases for the pet supply drive just let them know at checkout.

Everyone who makes a donation will receive a raffle ticket for a prize drawing (must be present to win). 

The Oak Street Drafthouse will be open from 8am until 1pm and will be serving bloody marys, mimosas, and tasty craft beers. 

*Denton Community Food Center items needed: **Animal Shelter supplies needed: Kitty litter, Dog Food (wet/dry), Puppy Food (wet/dry), Cat Food (wet/dry), Kitten Food (wet/dry), Dog Toys, Cat Toys, Treats, Washable Pet Bedding, Gently used bath towels/mats, Leashes, Flea Treatments, Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, Bleach, and Old Newspapers.

Course Info

NOTE: The start/finish area is located at 322 E. McKinney, Denton, TX 76201. Road closures will begin after 7am on race day so give yourself plenty of time to park. You will not be able to start the race after 9:10.

The course will start and finish on McKinney Ave. in between the event area and the Denton Civic Center. Participants will first head north to the beautiful TWU campus passing the Old Main Building and the Little Chapel in the Woods. You will then head south to the historic Denton Squares were you will make a complete lap before heading back to the finish line on McKinney Ave. If you haven’t been to Denton in a while this will give you an up close view of all of the great changes over the past few years as this is the only run that goes around the square.

Volunteers Needed!!

This event is completely produced by volunteers and we could always use help on either day.

Interested in volunteering? There are several opportunities before and after the event. Just click here to sign up!

Please email us with any questions: