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Q: What is the cost of registering for Turkey Trot?
Please register for the race by clicking here.
Prices vary by date of registration.
Q: What does my registration fee include?
Your registration fee includes a short-sleeve technical shirt, bib, a fully-supported course, incredible post-race party, and commemorative Turkey Trot medal.
Q: Who does the Turkey Trot support?
By supporting the Houston Turkey Trot, you impact the lives of nearly 600,000 people BakerRipley serves each year. To learn more about BakerRipley click here.
Q: What portion of my entry fee is tax-deductible?
Race registration fees are not tax-deductible. However, donations are fully tax-deductible
Q: What if I deferred my entry in 2020?
You will be receiving an email from Turkey Trot with a code to re-register for the 2021 Turkey Trot.
Q: When and where is packet pickup?
Packet pickup will be at
Sun and Ski Sports, 6100 Westheimer:
Saturday, November 20th 10a-7p
Sunday, November 21st noon-6p
Monday, November 22nd 10a-7p
Tuesday, November 23rd 10a-7p
Wednesday, November 24th 10a-7p
If you selected the virtual 5k/10k by Sunday, November 14, 2021, your packet will be mailed to the shipping address in your RunSignup profile in time for Thanksgiving Day. If you register after November 14th, you will receive your packet after race day. Please make sure that this information is accurate to ensure you receive your packet. LINK
Q: If I registered for the virtual event, how will I receive my packet?
Packets will be mailed to all virtual participants in the contiguous United States. We cannot mail to Hawaii, Alaska, or internationally.
Q: If I miss the packet pickup, will you mail me my packet and shirt?
We are not able to mail shirts or packets that are not picked up by participants.
General Race Day
Q: Where will the race be held?
The race will start near Dillard’s (4925 Westheimer) at the corner of Post Oak and Westheimer in the Galleria area.
Q: What is the race course?
Click here to see the race routes for the 10k, 5k, and Kid’s Race. (use 2019 routes)
Q: Is the route a USATF certified route?
Both the 5k and 10k routes are certified distances.
Q: What is the schedule for the day and race start times?
6:00 a.m. Registration and packet pickup opens
7:25 a.m. Wheelchair 10k
7:30 a.m. Timed and untimed 10k start
7:55 a.m. Wheelchair 5k
8:00 a.m. Timed and untimed 5k start
9:00 a.m. Kid’s Race start
Please arrive one hour prior to your event to secure parking and reach the start line.
Q:Where should I park?
Parking is located at the Container Store lot off Post Oak and Westheimer, the Orange lot of the Galleria off West Alabama, and at Best Buy off Richmond and Post Oak. Click HERE for map
Where do I go once I park?
Head into the Dillard’s parking lot to pick up your race packet if you have not already done so or just enjoy the music and check out our sponsors while you wait for your event to start.
Q: Where is the start line?
Opposite the entrance to Neiman Marcus on Post Oak Blvd. Look for the large scaffolding towers that say START.
Q: How will I be timed?
There is a disposable timing chip attached to your bib if you entered the timed events. To officially be timed, you must wear the bib pinned to your clothing on your front visible to the timer – not under layers of clothing.
Q: What can I expect on the route?
We offer a water stop at each mile as well as medical support along the course. Miles will be marked and a medal will be given at the finish!
Q: Is there a time limit to finish the event?
Both events have a 3 hour time limit.
Q: What do I do after the race?
Grab some water and a snack, check out your results on your phone or at our results tent, pick up your award if you placed in your age group, enjoy our kid zone, and celebrate the start of your Thanksgiving day with us!
Q: Who will receive awards?
Awards will be given for the following:
Overall winner – male and female; Overall master winner – male and female
Top 3 male and female age group winners (14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 and over.)
Q: Where can I get my race photo?
Your Turkey Trot individual race photo will be posted at http://www.springactionphotos.com/ available for your purchase.
Q: Will there be a bag drop?
Due to security issues, we do not offer a bag drop for participants so please leave all valuables at home.
Q: Will the race be held if it’s raining?
Turkey Trot is a “rain or shine” event. However, if weather conditions threaten the safety of participants, the race would be cancelled without refund as all proceeds benefit BakerRipley.
Q: I just found out I can’t attend the race. Do you give refunds for registration?
If you can’t participate in the BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trot, we will consider your race fee a donation to BakerRipley. No refunds will be issued.
All course and parking information is pending finalization for 2021. Please check back soon for details.