America's Turkey Trot Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Virtual Turkey Trot?


A virtual race is one in which you can run, walk, jog or skip at your own pace from your own place. A turkey trot is the common name for a race on Thanksgiving morning. The biggest running day of the year. Together, a virtual turkey trot is the ideal way to get up and get moving before eating Thanksgiving dinner and still connect with friends and family that couldn’t get together this holiday season.




How do I participate in America’s Turkey Trot?


Click HERE to get signed up.




Do I need a GPS watch or fancy equipment to participate in America’s Turkey Trot?


Nope! But if you have a smartphone you can download the EventApp with LiveTracking functionality to record your run and upload data in real time.




What do I get for participating?


All participants will receive the America's Turkey Trot long sleeve hoodie, custom 2021 race bib, 3-piece spinning finisher medal and shipping. Additionally participants will receive free gloves while supplies last! Please note, shipping is included for domestic US addresses only.




When do I need to run America's Turkey Trot?


We encourage you to run on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 26th but if that date doesn't work for you, you can still participate! You will be able to run anytime between November 1st to November 30th!




When will I get my swag?


For participants registered by November 12, 2021, participant gear will be mailed out the week of November 15, 2021. If you registered after November 12th your participant gear will be mailed on a rolling basis and we cannot guarantee you will receive it by Thanksgiving. IMPORTANT: We can only ship within the United States. *Swag will be mailed once; returned packages will not be re-mailed.




What is the race course?


That's up to you! Pick your favorite local route, head to a park or run on the treadmill.




How can I connect with a virtual running community?


We have set up a Facebook Group (click here) for all those participating in America's Turkey Trot. Join the group and cheer on your fellow runners and walkers!




What activity types will count? Running, walking, jogging?


YES! You're welcome to walk, jog or run your America's Turkey Trot.




How is America's Turkey Trot™ raising funds for World Central Kitchen?


100% of fundraising efforts through America's Turkey Trot™ will go directly to World Central Kitchen. Additionally we are donating a dollar per registration plus an additional dollar per merchandise purchase. The 2020 America's Turkey Trot raised over $16,000 for World Central Kitchen!




Is there a sizing chart for the long sleeve hoodies?


YES! Here is a sizing chart for both adult and youth sized logn sleeve hoodies.




Can I get a refund on my registration?


All race registrations are non-refundable.




How does the referral program work?


- Log into your participant dashboard found here. - On the top toolbar click "Promote" and open a new tab. - Scroll down to the "Your Events" tab where you'll have the option to Refer a Friend. You can share your personal registration link on social media or just copy the link and paste it in an email to friends and family. -Every time someone clicks your link and registers you get the credit for being a promoter! - But more important you get a $5 credit per registration from your link usage. - The payout will happen every two weeks once a minimum of $15 is in your account. - For more information check out the details in your promoter dashboard.




Can I still participate if I don't download the app?


You sure can! We will be sending out info close to event day with all the details on manually inputting your run on a computer.