8th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot

501 Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Running > 5k

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Event Description

Conceived in 2011, the Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot, has grown from humble beginnings of a few hundred to thousands of ‘chip-timed’ walkers, joggers, and runners all gathered along A1A on Thanksgiving morning. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a first timer, experienced or seasoned, the 5k run is the perfect prelude to your holiday meal. Not only is the race a wonderful way to get ready for the eating that is to come, but proceeds are invested locally in an organization and a scholarship committed to developing leadership and inspiring community service.  The generosity of individual donors, the public and private sectors and hundreds of active volunteers combine to make a difference in our communities’ lives. 

This year, you can make the meaning of Thanksgiving all the more fulfilling knowing that It Feels Good, To Do Good for your community.

Learn More About the Beneficiaries:

Founded 34 years ago, Leadership Broward Foundation is the exclusive leadership organization offering youth and local business and community leaders at all levels the opportunity to connect to each other, develop valuable skills and make a positive impact on their organizations and community. The Foundation¹s programs and initiatives provide leadership skills development and increase awareness about local economic, political and social issues. Leadership Broward Foundation Alumni gain access to a diverse network of leaders and enjoy the opportunity to become strong leaders building great companies and a strong community.

The Helena Ramsay Soaring Leader Scholarship was created by MedPro Healthcare Staffing in memory of Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Helena Ramsay to celebrate her vision for a better global society. Helena was very aware of the challenges faced in communities across the globe such as inequality and discrimination and had an appreciation for other cultures. This legacy scholarship will recognize an MSD student who shows a passion for leadership and a commitment to Helena’s dream of a united world.

Event details and schedule

Late Registration:

Online registration closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Late registration will be available at Packet Pick Up on Monday-Wednesday, November 19-21, 2018 with a fee of $45 (cash or check only) for all categories and age groups. On site registration will be available at the race site on Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 6:00am-7:15am with a fee of $50 (cash or check only) for all categories and age groups.


Packet Pickup:

Packets (including timing chips) must be picked up prior to the race.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, November 19, 2018 from 3pm-7pm
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 12pm-8pm
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 10:30am-6pm


Multiple parking areas are located within walking distance of the starting line:
(1) Corner of E. Las Olas Blvd & A1A
(2) North side of E. Las Olas Blvd & South Birch Rd
(3) Swimming Hall of Fame on SE 5th Street
(4) Ft Lauderdale Beach "South Beach" parking lot


For mor information on the race, please go to our website www.turkeytrotftl.com

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