Q: Can I walk the 8 miles?
A: Yes, we have lots of walkers. We ask walkers to start at the back of the pack. Any runners who have not passed Union station by 10:45 a.m. will be asked to take a shorter route to the finish line. The 8-mile course will close at 11:00 a.m. at the mile 4 marker. The race course officially closes at 12 p.m..
Q: Is there assistance available if I can’t do the whole course?
A: Yes, we have paramedics, radio operators and police officers patrolling the course. If you need assistance, just ask a volunteer or an officer for help. We also have water stops and restrooms located on the course.
Q: Do you need to be timed to receive an award?
A: Yes, only runners or wheelchair racers with a timed bib are eligible to receive age group and overall prizes/awards.
Q: Do you offer Finisher Medals for runners who complete the 8-Mile course?
A: We offer a limited number of finisher medals. Details coming soon!
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes, well-socialized, non-aggressive dogs are welcome at the Trot. Dogs may come as spectators with their owners or they may participate in the Trot by completing a Dog Registration and receiving a Turkey Trot dog bandanna. Dogs will not be permitted in the Timed Runner Corral. Dog owners are solely responsible for their pets’ actions and must agree to follow the Dog/Stroller Policy* for the safety of all participants. *Please see Dog/Stroller Policy below.
Participants with dogs and/or strollers are not permitted in the Timed Runner Corral.
Participants with dogs and/or strollers should line up at the back of the run/walk pack. Let the runners get up ahead so all may enjoy the course safely.
We recommend participants with dogs and/or strollers walk the course, however if you choose to run the course with your dog/stroller, please use extreme caution for the safety of your child,your dog and others running around you. We want all pups, kids and participants to complete the course safely.
Only dogs who are well-socialized with other dogs and people should be brought to the Trot. For the safety of all, please use your good judgment knowing your dog’s personality and behaviors.
Dog owner/handlers must be 18 years of age or older.
Dog owners/handlers may only be responsible for one dog at a time during the Trot.
All dogs must be on an appropriate leash at all times. Fixed length/static leashes not longer than 3 feet should be used to prevent a hazard to other participants.
Dog owner/handler is expected to be a responsible dog owner, provide appropriate water and pick up after their pet at all times.