Special Events

60th Annual Turkey Trot

Join the University of Alberta and Campus & Community Recreation for the 60th Annual Turkey Trot, a pre-Thanksgiving run to raise funds and awareness for the United Way and Campus Food Bank! 

Date & Time
Sunday, September 29
10:00 am - 1 p.m.

Venue
Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome)
87 Ave and 116 Street

10KM run or 5KM run/walk or
1KM Kid's Run

Cost
$40 U of A Students
$45 U of A Staff/Alumni
$50 Public/Community
$175 Team (4 or more. *Maximum of 8 registrants per team)
$25 Children ages 13-18 
FREE Children (ages 12 & Under)

Registration includes:

  • a limited edition Turkey Trot shirt
  • an exclusive discount on merchandise from The Running Room
  • food & drink at our post-race party, and much more!


Race registration package pick-up at:

The Running Room (8537 109 St. NW)

  • Friday, September 27 - 5:00-8:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 28 - 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

The Turkey Trot is a fun 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 or low-income families in the community.

The University of Alberta Turkey Trot traditionally attracts between 500 and 600 U of A Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni and Edmonton 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. Event activities include a Fun Fair and prizes to be won!