Gig Harbor's Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving day!

Gig Harbor Turkey Trot

Registration for the 18th Annual Gig Harbor Turkey Trot is now OPEN!

Click the button below to register!


"[In 2003], Tim Holmes' son challenged him to run a marathon with him. Holmes, who own[ed] Holmes Chiropractic, accepted the challenge and started looking for training opportunities.
'I wanted to do something new, so I invited some of my friends and my patients to join me on Thanksgiving morning for a run. I thought it would be a good way to work up an appetite,' Holmes said. That first year, about 15 people showed up, he said, and the Turkey Trot was born. Now, he says, it has become something of a family tradition for a lot of people. 'We had 20 the second year, and it's just kept growing ever since.'"

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Trot Map

The Trot

The trot begins at 8:00 AM on Thanksgiving morning starting on the main road in front of the Gig Harbor post office (3118 Judson St). Please give yourself plenty of time before the race to drop off your cans of food and prepare for the race.
**T-shirts are not included in the registration fee and cannot be pre-ordered this year. Instead, T-shirts can be purchased on packet-pickup day or the day of event.**


The day before the race, packet pickup and T-shirt purchases will be at at 7 SEAS BREWING located on Judson Street. Day-of-Race Registration starts at 7:00 AM. But please bear in mind that the registration fee is $30 on the day of the race as we want to enourage participants to pre-register well ahead of time to make for a quick and less-chaotic process on the morning of the race.

5k and 10k Routes

The start of both routes is in front of the Gig Harbor post office on Judson St. There will be volunteers along the way to guide you. For the latter half of the 10k, follow the orange arrows on the map. For the 5k, you will turn around approximately at the point on the map that says "5k turn-around". The end of both routes is at the starting line, in front of the post office.

Packet Pickup (Please note changes in bold for 2019)

Packet pickup day will be on Wednesday, November 25th from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at 7 SEAS BREWING ON JUDSON STREET. Please do not bring canned food to the packet pickup as our volunteers do not have the means to organize or store food prior to the race. Please only bring food on the morning of the race to the designated trucks. Thank you.

Packets may also be picked up on the morning of the race starting at 7:00 AM, but please give yourself plenty of time to find parking prior to the race.


This year, proceeds are going to FISH food bank, a local organization called Food Backpacks 4 Kids, the Bischoff food bank, and local high school scholarships.

3118 Judson St
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Phone: 253-292-3963