Special Events

Turkey Trot 2017

The Turkey Trot is a fun run/footrace, 4KM Walk/Run or 8KM Run, that is customarily held around Thanksgiving and sees vast participation throughout Canada and the United States. Many organizations hold Turkey Trot events a week or two prior to Thanksgiving in order to raise funds for local charities and provide festive holiday meals to homeless/low-income families in the community.

The University of Alberta Turkey Trot traditionally attracts between 500 and 600 University of Alberta Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni and people from around the Community – this event is open to EVERYONE!

This year we are supporting the United Way and Campus Food Bank. Be sure to register prior to September 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. The first 200 registrants will also be entered into a draw to win a Fitbit!

2017 Route Map

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2016 Turkey Trot on Alumni Weekend! Results from lat year's race can be found below:

4K Results

8K Results



Date & Time
Sunday, September 24
10:00 am

Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome)
87 Ave and 116 Street

 Students: $20
Staff/Alumni: $30
Public/Community: $35