Tonka Turkey Trot

The 8th Annual Tonka Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at Minnetonka High School in Minnetonka, MN. Our run has a family-friendly focus, allowing runners and walkers of all abilities to participate. Come dressed in your best turkey themed costume! After the run, enjoy music, our popular photo booth, and snacks before your Thanksgiving festivities.

Tonka Turkey Trot 5K

The 5K course starts and finishes at Minnetonka High School and loops around nearby neighborhoods. 5K participants will choose between a custom Love Your Melon hat registration option or the “no hat” lower cost registration option. All runners receive snacks and refreshments.

Turkey Scoot

Kids, join us for a 100-meter dash in the Tonka Dome. See if you can run faster than the Turkey mascot! Scoot participants get a water bottle.

Race Information

To view race details such as start times, registration, parking and more please visit the Race Information page.

2016 Turkey Trot highlights

NEW in 2017 - Love Your Melon Hats!

The Tonka Turkey Trot has partnered with Love Your Melon to provide a custom hat to 5K participants. Please register by Sunday, Nov. 19, to be guaranteed a hat on race day.

* We are also offering a “no hat” registration option.

The Tonka Turkey Trot is presented by the Minnetonka Track & Field and Cross Country Association, a booster club supporting boys and girls track and field and cross country teams at Minnetonka High School. This event is run by a volunteer committee. 100% of the race proceeds support the Minnetonka Track & Field and Cross Country Association. As an added bonus, Love Your Melon donates 50% of their profits to charities supporting children battling cancer.

Turkey Scoot Sponsor

Photo Booth Sponsor

Start Line Sponsor

Ridgeview Medical Center Logo

Finish Line Sponsor

Diamond Level Sponsor

Twin Cities Orthopedics Logo

Allstate Logo

Gold Level Sponsor

Boyer Building Corporation Logo

Silver Level Sponsors

Traci Colwell Logo

Go Next logo

Minnesota Dermatology Logo

Youngstedts Logo

Color Trek logo

Bronze Level Sponser

Cub Foods Logo

Lakewinds Food Co-Op Logo

BiPro Logo

Great Harvest Logo

Join us as a sponsor!

Register for the Turkey Trot

Online registration for the 2017 Turkey Trot is now open!

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Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

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Online registration for the 2017 Turkey Trot is closed. Please register in-person during the following dates and times:

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

  • 4-7 p.m. Pre-registration packet pick-up and late registration in the MHS Tonka Dome

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

  • 7-8 a.m. Race-day registration and packet pick-up in the MHS Tonka Dome
  • Start time: 8 a.m. Tonka Turkey Scoot for kids in the Tonka Dome
  • Start time: 8:30 a.m. Tonka Turkey Trot 5K.


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