Turkey Trot Traditions

Running on Thanksgiving morning is a great tradition to start or continue with your family and friends. Nothing prepares you for a day of eating and football watching like a run!

Run Local!

Just say no to those sponsored Facebook posts and Google ads suggesting races put on by out-of-town corporations. Big River, your local race timing friends and running store, brings you an amazing selection of races that are organized by our communities right here in the St. Louis area like The Hungry Turkey, Chesterfield Turkey Trot and Kirkwood Webster Turkey Day Run. Many have a charity component too, which gives everyone a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.

Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 10.51.23 AMBig River’s The Hungry Turkey is St. Louis’ only Thanksgiving Day run downtown – featuring a new course this year! The Hungry Turkey is a great way to get the whole family out the door and engaged in a healthy activity (did we mention that kids under the age of 12 run free with a registered adult?). Participants can run the race and then stay afterward to enjoy the parade! The Hungry Turkey partners (as it has every year since its inception) with Operation Food Search, the largest distributor of free food to the community in the entire region. It is completely befitting for the holiday season to help support a charity like this. How do we do it? We run a canned food drive at every Big River Running store throughout the entire registration period.  We collect cans from everyone that wishes to donate and if desired, you can ask for a $5 coupon good towards your race registration. We also accept monetary donations during the online registration process with 100% of these dollars going to OFS. Want options? We also highly recommend the Chesterfield Turkey Trot and Kirkwood Webster Turkey Day Run, which are put on by local communities and benefit our neighborhoods.