One of the TOP 20 Turkey Trots in the Nation!
Arlington, Texas, nestled conveniently in the heart of the Metroplex, is the proud home to the American League Texas Rangers and the beautiful Globe Life Park in Arlington, the Dallas Cowboys and the fabulous AT&T Stadium, and the Original Six Flags Over Texas.
In 2010, Arlington proudly took its place among American cities, large and small, by establishing its own Thanksgiving Day tradition. Now, it’s time for the 2016 7th Annual Arlington Turkey Trot TM. FREE Parking will again be at the ARLINGTON CONVENTION CENTER and Texas Ranger’s Lot J. Registration and the Start & Finish race site are on Road to Six Flags along the entire north side of the Globe Life Park!
Check out the 2015 promotional spot by CBS 11 featuring Doug Dunbar!
Turkey Trots have been a part of American Thanksgiving Day tradition dating back to 1896 with the founding of the Buffalo New York Thanksgiving Day Race (now in its 119th year!). Over the years, many communities and organizations have joined in this wonderful holiday ritual, including Dallas beginning in 1968 and Fort Worth in 1982.
Before the parades, before the kick-off, and before the feasting commences, come kick-off a great Thanksgiving Day with a fun race, run, jog, walk, stroll, roll, or even crawl! You may even burn off a few calories!
Net proceeds from the Arlington Turkey TrotTM will again go to support The Shoe Bank, a Metroplex based non-profit organization and recipient of many local, state, and national awards for more than 25 years. The Shoe Bank is dedicated to recycling used shoes in its efforts to put comfortable, dependable footwear on men, women, and children and helps over 30,000 needy people annually. You can find The Shoe Bank drop boxes in athletic stores across the Metroplex.