Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k

Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k




Orlando, FL   8:00 AM

Date, Time Location

Thursday, November 23, 2017
7:00 am: Costume judging begins by Track Shack Registration tent
7:45 am: Turkey Call judging begins by Start/Finish Line
8:00 am: 5k (3.1 miles)
9:15 am: Tot Trot 

Lake Eola
227 N. Eola Dr.
Orlando, FL 32801

About this Event

A Thanksgiving tradition now in its 28th year.  Join us at beautiful Lake Eola bright and early Thanksgiving morning and burn some calories before you feast!  Participate as over 5,000 runners, joggers and walkers, many dressed in full costumes or Thanksgiving themed hats hit the course for a morning of fun to raise money for Meals on Wheels and other programs that support seniors in our community. 


Bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race course. The use of headphones is discouraged. 

Walker Friendly Events

Keeping Central Florida Fit is our mission. Walkers are encouraged to participate in all Track Shack races. Municipalities require that road ways are clear of participants and opened as soon as the race is complete. That is why a maximum pace of 16 minutes per mile is set. If the pace isn't maintained, race officials will ask you to move to the sidewalk to re-open the roadways.

Stroller Restrictions

Participants with baby joggers or strollers must start behind designated stroller signage and are REQUIRED to walk/jog no faster than 15 minute per mile; stroller/jogger operators may not weave through packs of runners, and must always yield the right of way to other runners. Failure to comply will result in disqualification from participating with a stroller in future events.

Entry Fees

Through Nov. 11


Nov. 12 - Nov. 22


Race day at race site


17 & under and 65 & over

Through Nov. 22: $10 OFF

Friends & Family pricing

Through Nov. 22: Receive 15% off when you register 3 or more participants
Use code: friendsandfamily
Valid on online registrations only
Must register all participants under one transaction 

Virtual Run

Want to support Seniors First but aren't able to attend? 
Participate by joining our virtual race!


Race Number/Shirt Pick-Up & e-Race Packet

Race number and t-shirt available at Track Shack and at the race site on race day. Track Shack is located at 1104 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803. Email:

Participants will receive an e-Race packet (directly to their inbox) with all the good and helpful race info including the course map, race instructions, special offers and race promotions.
If you are picking up for 3 or more participants, please bring a reusable bag. 

Saturday, Nov. 18

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed Sunday

Track Shack is closed on Sunday

Monday, Nov. 20 - Wednesday, Nov. 22

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Race day at race site

Starting at 6:30 am


All paid entrants in the 5k will receive a specially designed t-shirt. Shirt sizes are not guaranteed on race day.

Special Prizes

• Best Costume Contest: 7:00 am judging begins by Track Shack Registration tent (Best Group, Best Couple, Best Individual)
• Best Turkey Call: 7:45 am judging begins by Start/Finish Line
• Oldest Participant: Trophy will be presented at Award Ceremony following race
• Top Fundraising Team: 1st, 2nd, 3rd!

Tot Trot Kids' Run

Kids Runs are free for all children. Distances will range from 100 yards to 400 yards and children will be placed in age appropriate groups. Registration is on race day at race site. The Tot Trot Kids Runs will start and finish at the finish line.


Virtual Run

Runners and walkers that would like to support Seniors First but are unable to attend on race day may participate by joining our virtual race. Virtual runners may request a complementary race t-shirt beginning Monday, November 28th while supplies last. Contact Seniors First at 407-615-8979 for details.

Event Photography

Be sure to wear your bib number on the front using all four pins so that it's visible to photographers! Visit to view race day photos. Participants will be notified by email when photos are ready for viewing!


This scenic and shady route meanders through the brick streets of beautiful downtown Orlando. 


Lake Eola
227 N. Eola Dr.
Orlando, FL 32801

Driving Directions to downtown Orlando

From East:
Take I-4 W to SR 50 / Colonial Dr. exit (#84) and cross over Colonial Dr. where it turns into Hughey Ave.

From West:
Take I-4 East get off the South St. exit (#82B) to Garland. You can also take Amelia St. exit (#83A) turn right on Amelia to get to Orange Ave.

From 408 East:
Take Mills Ave. exit and go left on South St.


Limited parking along side streets and area parking garages where hourly rates apply.


Proceeds from Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k will benefit SENIORS FIRST who provides Meals On Wheels and other programs that help seniors remain independent.

Top 10 male and top 10 female participants will receive awards. No other times will be recorded. The Turkey Trot 5k is designed as a non-competitive, non-scored, fun, festive holiday event; be sure to look at the display clock when you finish.

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