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Thu November 28, 2024 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 US Directions


Chase the Turkey

5K Run

$35 7:30AM EST - 9:30AM EST Be part of the tradition!

5K Fun Walk

$35 7:30AM EST - 9:30AM EST Be part of the tradition!


Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity's "26th Annual Turkey Trot" hosted by Florida SouthWestern State College!

Come join Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity Annual Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk Thanksgiving morning for this family-friendly 5k event located on the scenic campus of FSW College, Punta Gorda Campus. This event has been a beloved tradition for friends, families and fitness enthusiast over 26 years and the only race you can chase a Bicycling Riding Turkey!
Proceeds and donations for this event go to help bring affordable housing solutions and the dream of home-ownership to families in Charlotte County. We couldn’t do it without you!! 


Important Information: 

Youth Registration: Age 3 & Under - Free (If race shirt & medal are wanted, please sign up under Fun Walk)

                                   Age 4 -14 - Only $25 (Price will adjust at check out). 

All Participants will receive a finishers medal & race shirt (if registered by deadline). 

Race Shirt Deadline is Sunday October 20, 2023. 


Age Group Awards are awarded to top three male and female participates in each age group below: 

Male / Female  9yr & Under                 Male/ Female 45-49 years

Male / Female  10 - 14 years               Male / Female 50-54 years 

Male / Female 15-19 years                  Male / Female 55-59 years

Male / Female 20-24 years                  Male / Female 60-64 years

Male / Female 25-29 years                  Male / Female 65-69 years

Male / Female 30-34 years                  Male / Female 70-74 years

Male / Female 35-39 years                  Male / Female 75-79 years

Male / Female 40-44 years                  Male / Female 80 & Over 

Overall Awards will be awarded to top male and female in the following divisions: 

Overall       Masters 40+       Grand Masters 50+       Senior Grand Masters 60+       Veteran Masters 70+     Youth 14 & Under       


Jan 1-2, 2024 - Turkey Trot-A-Thon - Early Registration Only $30.00

Jan 3rd - Oct 19th - Registration Price $35

Oct 20th  Race Shirt Deadline / No Shirt Offered After this Date

Oct 20th - Nov 27th - Registration Price $40 (Finisher Medal Only) 

Nov 27th at 1:00 pm - Online Registration Closes

Nov 26th & 27th-  Early Packet Pick-up - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity Office, 1750 Manzana Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950   

Nov 28th - Day of Registration Price $45

Nov 23rd - Packet Pick-up & Day of Registration -  6:15 am - 7:15 am - FSW College, Building O Cafeteria, 26300 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33950                      

Please note that FSW College has a no pet, no smoking policy. We appreciate your cooperation in following their guidelines.

*Race registration are non-refundable and non-deferrable.*

Per USATF rules, gun time is used to determine prize money winners and time bonus recipients. Tag time (chip time) will be used to determine all age-group


Your participation helps families!

Be a part of solving the affordable housing crisis!  Click Here to donate today! 

Since 1987, Charlotte County Habitat has helped over 530 Charlotte County families achieve the dream of home ownership and this year we plan to help an additional 30. Charlotte County Habitat homes are sold at an affordable price to qualified applicants who meet our program criteria. Our applicants must have a need for affordable housing, must have the ability to pay their mortgage and must have a willingness to partner with Charlotte County Habitat. Our affiliate operates four resale stores, one in Punta Gorda, two in Port Charlotte and one in Englewood. These stores generate revenue which helps purchase materials needed to build homes for families in Charlotte County.



Become a Sponsor

This opportunity helps you to partner directly with Habitat for Humanity and promote your business to over 800 people!
Click the PDF below for sponsorship levels!  * Remember the sooner you commit, the more marketing opportunities await you. 


Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


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