Marines open registration for the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot


The Marine Corps Marathon Organization announced that registration for the Turkey Trab 10K and Mile is open to the public starting today.

The event will take place at Marine Corps Base Quantico on Saturday, November 19, five days before Thanksgiving.

The 6.2-mile event celebrates Thanksgiving and offers participants one last calorie-burning exercise before the start of the holiday week. Interested runners are encouraged to make it a family affair with the Turkey Trab Mile, perfect for any aspiring runner.

The live turkey 10K trot marks the final qualifier for the 2022 Distinguished Participant medal presented by Fleet Feet. To qualify for this coveted title, runners must complete four specific live events in 2022.

Only one event from each of the tiers listed below counts for the Distinguished Participant:

  • Tier One: Historic Half Events (13.1, Semper 5ive or Devil Dog Double) on May 22nd;
  • Tier Two: Belleau Wood 8K or Crossroads Trail 15K on June 25;
  • Stage three: Quantico 12K on August 20;
  • Tier Four: Turkey Trab 10K on November 19th

Registration for the live and virtual Turkey Trot 10K costs $47 and is open to ages 7 and up. Virtual runners have time from November 12th to 20th to complete the 10 km distance.

The registration fee for the in-person event is $25. All participants will receive the official event shirt and a finisher’s medal.


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