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The Gobbler - Little Rock's Turkey Trot

Thu November 23, 2023 Little Rock, AR 72207 US Directions


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1825 N. Grant Street
Little Rock, AR US 72207


Thanksgiving Day, November 23th, 2023   Go! Time: 8:00am  (Tom's Tiny Trot : 7:50am)

A Thanksgiving Day Tradition.   For 12 years, Go! Running hosted the Gobbler Turkey Trot in Little Rock, and we are happy to announce that Rock City Running will carry on this great tradition.

This 3, 4, or 6.5 mile family fun run and walk has grown into the undisputed way to begin Thanksgiving Day for thousands of families. This free family run only has one entry fee: canned good and non-perishable food items or money donations to the Arkansas Foodbank. Each year this event attracts more than 2,000 people and collects enough food and donations to feed over 20,000 meals.  

As Always a FREE family run – simply bring a canned food or cash donation for the Arkansas Foodbank. Register to run and to be eligible for Prizes (to be announced).  Due to the costs we incur to put on this ever growing fun run, we ask for an small donation that can be made during registration to offset the cost of additional expenses (like porta-potties, Insurance, Police support, ambulance, water stops, and course markings).

If you'd like to donate food but cannot make it to the run on Thanksgiving day, The Little Rock Athletic Clubs have collection stations in their lobby. Swing by to drop off food up to 2 weeks before Thanksgiving.

Tom’s Tiny Trot!   A short fun run for our little runners and walkers, ages 0 to 8, who might not be able to take on the Gobbler routes. It’s a quick run around a closed course in the parking lot that starts and finishes under the same huge arch as the main event!  This event starts BEFORE the main run, so the kids can have lots of people cheering them on!  Kids must be accompanied to the start by a parent or guardian, but you don’t have to run with them on this spectator friendly course.  Just get them to the start and cheer them across the finish line!  You won’t want to miss this!

T-Shirts! We’ll let you know soon about shirts.

SANTA will be there run morning to collect your canned goods, non-perishable food items, and cash donations as your entry fee into The Gobbler Turkey Trot.  Get a picture with him, and it's a good chance to tell him how good you've been all year! 

The Courses:  Three fun courses that will cover many aspects of running such as road, track, trails, and other “surprises” that makes it a tour of beautiful Hillcrest and The Heights.  The race starts and finishes at Tipton Hurst / Sissy's Log Cabin.  Please note, there will be very limited traffic control on these courses and runners are responsible their own safety when crossing roads. Therefore a reminder. This is NOT A RACE so take your time and enjoy a fun morning run.

The courses are 3 miles, 4 miles, and 6.5 miles. The 4 and 6.5 mile options ARE NOT stroller friendly, due to the technical single track trail.  One water stop will be on the course. It's at 2.25 miles on the 4 mile route and at 4.5 miles on the 6.5 mile route.

Questions? Contact Bill Torrey at
Refreshments. Water and limited light snacks will be available after the run.
Prizes:  Sign up makes you eligible to win a Thanksgiving Day Prize!! (TBD)

We would like to thank our sponsors and friends:
Kinco Constructors, The Little Rock Athletic Clubs, LR Road Runners, Sissy's Log Cabin, Tipton & Hurst, BA Framer, and Catholic High School.

They support you, so please return that by giving them your business when you can. 

 Items that are needed by the Foodbank: 

Cornbread/stuffing mix
canned meat
cranberry sauce
canned veggies
mashed potato mix
canned/instant gravy
canned sweet potatoes
mac and cheese
canned fruit
canned pumpkin
NO home-made or glass items.


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