About the race

Chase Columbus Turkey Trot 5 Miler=9:00am
Columbus Parent Magazine Walk & Talk 2.5 Miler=9:10am
McDonald’s Tot Trot=8:30am 

Looking to spend some quality family time this Thanksgiving? Then plan on joining us on November 26th for the 28th annual Chase Columbus Turkey Trot to benefit Easter Seals of Central Ohio and their fight to end autism. It's a great way to begin the holiday season and to connect with thousands of other "turkeys" who enjoy meeting new friends, getting a little exercise and just having FUN!



CHASE COLUMBUS TURKEY TROT 5-MILER (Run or Walk):  Over 7000 “turkeys” are expected to compete in this family tradition.  Runners and walkers will enjoy a 5 mile “tour” of The Ohio State University with 2,000 freshly baked Whole Foods pumpkin pies awarded to the top finishers (1,000 men and 1,000 women runners)

COLUMBUS PARENT MAGAZINE ‘WALK & TALK 2.5-MILER’: This 2.5 mile walk is ideal for the entire family and a great way to work off a few calories.  As the title suggests, this is for walkers only! No runners please. No times will be recorded for participants in this event. The top 100 walkers will be awarded a fresh Whole Foods pumpkin pie.

MCDONALD’S TOT TROT KID’S RACE (It’s FREE!): Registered runners and walkers can enter their children (10 & under)
FREE of charge in the McDonald’s Tot Trot! All kids receive a free t-shirt, finisher award and a finish line goody.  Kids must be registered by November 21st (for a guanteered shirt). This offer is extended to children of registered participants only. ( Note: Limit of 2 free kids per paid adult participant).

SWAG BAGS: All participants will receive a great looking long sleeve technical shirt, goody bag, finish line food and beverage.

TIMING AND AWARDS: 5 mile participants  have the option of being 'chip' timed for this race. We ask this of each racer so we an provide the appropriate bib with or without a 'chip'. For those that opt for the chip timing, results will be posted on the website immediately following the race. Chip timing is designed for the serious competitive runner or for anyone that has set goals for their finish time. The Turkey Trot appeals to both competitive and causal racers and we are happy to provide this as an option for our participants.  All finishers will receiver a handsome Turkey Trot Medal and the top 2,100 will also receive a Fresh Whole Foods Pumpkin Pie. The 2.5 mile "Walk N'Talk" will not have times recorded.


5 Mile Chase Turkey Trot

ENTRY FEE: $38 thru October 15th

                      $40 thru November 25th

                      $45 Race Day


2.5 Mile Walk N' Talk

ENTRY FEE: $38 thru October 15th

                      $39 thru November 25th

                      $45 Race Day


FRIENDS/FAMILY DISCOUNT: Grab your family & friends and register together -- 4 or more participants qualify for the $5.00 off (per person) discount. That's $33 per entry! To take advantage of this rate your printable entries must be sent in the same envelope or be presented at the same time during walk-in registration at FrontRunner. On-line registration also includes this discount. Simply enter your name and include the names of your friends. It's that easy!


REGISTRATION: You may register for the Turkey Trot 4 ways:
1. Mail in your entry(\(\(\(s) to: ULTRAFIT-USA, PO BOX 629, HILLIARD OH 43026
2. Register online.

3. Register at FrontRunner located at 1344 W Lane Avenue.

4. Register on Thanksgiving Day at Whole Foods Market Upper Arlington.


ADVANCED PACKET PICK-UP IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Sleep a little bit longer and beat the race day rush by registering & picking up your race packet in advance.  (For your convenience, you can have a friend or family member pick up your packet).


FRONTRUNNER IS THE PLACE: Advance packet pick up dates and times are: Nov 18th thru Nov 25th @ 4pm. Store hours are M-F (10:00am-8:00pm) Saturday (10:00am-6:00pm) and Sunday (Noon - 5:00pm). PLEASE NOTE: Registration & Packet Pick-up at FrontRunner will close at 4:00pm on November 25th!!!


RACE DAY REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK-UP AT WHOLE FOOD MARKET: Whole Foods is  home for race day packet pick-up and registration starting at 7:00am. 


RACE HOTLINE: 614-332-5205 or linda@ultrafit-usa.com

ABOUT THE RACE COURSE: Get a “running” tour of The Ohio State University as you pass several landmarks including the OSU Stadium, Varsity Club, Schottenstein Center and more! 


All about the Awards...

We are so excited to have Whole Foods Market "Fresh Pumpkin Pies" exclusively for the Turkey Trot (Retail Value $17.99).  The first 1,000 men and 1,000 women finishers in the 5 Miler will receive a pie as well as the first 100 finishers in the Walk N' Talk 2.5 miler.


All finishers in each event will receive a custom Chase Columbus Turkey Trot medal to commemorate race day.  Please be sure to get your medal as you cross the finish line.



We invite the entire family to the Turkey Trot and that includes the "tiny" family members still in strollers! To assure a safe race we ask that all strollers assemble toward the back of the crowd behind the runners and walkers.



Dogs, bikes, skate boards, roller blades or any vehicles.