Join us for the 12th Annual Turkey ROCK Trot 5k Family Fun Run/Walk/Stroll

Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, 2016
Douglas County Event Center
500 Fairgrounds Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80104


Start your Thanksgiving Day off on the right or left foot by giving back to those less fortunate in our community at the 12th Annual Turkey ROCK Trot. Whether you are a serious runner, weekend warrior, or a leisurely walker bring the whole family and join the fun. All proceeds benefit the Douglas/Elbert Task Force. Come join our family tradition.




NEW FOR 2016

We love feedback. We are hard at work again this year fattening up the Turkey ROCK Trot. Here are just some of the changes we are working on for THIS YEAR. More announcements coming soon.

1MIX 100 broadcasting live at the Turkey ROCK Trot Expo. Expo opens at 8AM with many free products and activities for the kiddos (face painting, bounce house, cotton candy machine, train ride – weather permitting).
2Free professional event day photos of all participants by Gameface Media
3Fittest Flock competition – the company that has the largest team of co-workers/friends/family wins and receives all the perks, including free sponsorship for 2017, a catered food party courtesy of Chick-Fil-A, and more. Be sure to create a team when signing up.


4CASH awards, free shoe certificates from Sketchers and Icebugs, Decibulz earbuds, Yaktrax, etc for some of our top male and female runners. Details coming soon. We have a FASTEST TEAM category this year!
5105 West and the Rockyard are teaming up to create a special brew just for the Turkey ROCK Trot – one free beer per participant over 21.
6All new Tri-Blend Performance T-Shirts.


7All new race route that takes you to Downtown Castle Rock! Live bands and cheer teams on the course.
8Swag Bags include Bondibands, Clif Bars, Perky Jerky, Goddess Garden, Chick-Fil-A and so much more.
9Large Toiletry and TOY drive this year. Our goal is to collect several thousand lbs!






  • $35 (pardoned bird pricing through Oct 31st)
  • $40 Nov 1st – Nov 23rd 11:30PM
  • $45 on Race Day

Kids (12 and under)

  • $15 Now through Nov 23rd 11:30PM
  • $20 on Race Day



8:00AM – Race Day Registration/Pick-up
8:00AM – Turkey ROCK Trot Expo open
9:15AM – Wave corrals open and pre-race festivities begin
9:30AM – First wave starts (each additional wave will start approximately every 2 minutes)



  • TBD



In an effort to promote safety, the Turkey ROCK Trot will be using an assigned wave system for the start. If you wish to run or walk with others at the event, select the wave of your slowest person for all registrants. Note: You may move to a slower wave than assigned, but you cannot move to a faster wave than assigned. Remember your time does not start until you cross the timing mats.

  • Wave #1 – This wave is for anyone planning to RUN at a 8 minute per mile pace or faster. NO strollers or dogs.
  • Wave #2 – This wave is for anyone planning to RUN at a 10 minute per mile pace or faster. NO strollers or dogs.
  • Wave #3 – This wave is for anyone planning to RUN slower than a 10 minute per mile pace. NO strollers or dogs.
  • Wave #4 – This wave is for ALL leisurely walkers, runners with strollers, and walkers with dogs. Please for the safety of everyone on the course NO runners with dogs.



Top 3 overall female and male (excluded from age group awards)

Top 3 female and male in the following age groups:

  • 12 & Under
  • 13 – 19
  • 20 – 29
  • 30 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 – 69
  • 70 & over

Fastest TEAM Award – top 2 male and top 2 female times per team


Cash awards this year to our top overall male and female finishers:

  • First place – $125
  • Second place – $75
  • Third place – $50

…and prizes from the following sponsors below.



Parking is FREE at the DC Event Center parking lot. Get there early and carpool if possible. Instead of food, THIS YEAR we ask that you bring a bag of toiletry items such as toothpaste, soap, deodorant, toilet paper, etc. to stock the Douglas/Elbert Task Force. Let’s go big on this and bring in several thousand lbs!



Partner with us and together we can change lives and transform our community. Contact us at for sponsorship opportunities and download the Sponsorship Packet for more information.

TRT Sponsorship Packet Logo


Check out our all new Ambassador program for 2016: AMBASSADORS

Deadline to apply is September 23rd!


Join our team. It takes many hands to pull off a successful Turkey ROCK Trot.



Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat will keep us from hosting the Turkey Rock Trot. Keep in mind the route may not be cleared in the event of concerning Colorado weather conditions. Please plan accordingly. We assume no liability for injuries.



No refunds given. If you are unable to attend your registration constitutes a tax-deductible donation to the Douglas/Elbert Task Force.