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The 2023 COFFEE POT TURKEY TROT 5K is a family–friendly, timed 5K looping around St. Petersburg’s Coffee Pot Bayou on Thanksgiving morning. Returning for its seventh year the event is a beloved tradition for families, friends, and fitness enthusiasts. The event is hosted by the North Shore Elementary PTA to benefit North Shore Elementary, a Title One School. The 2023 Presenting Sponsor is Northstar Realty: Georgia and Kirby.
The North Shore Elementary PTA believes that every school has the potential for success. Active parents, a supportive community, and engaged students can combine to make any school a warm and stimulating environment in which students are inspired to succeed.
The 6th Annual Coffee Pot Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K will take place on Thursday November 23, 2023 at 7:45 am. The start/finish is behind North Shore Elementary School located at 200 35th Avenue NE, St. Pete FL 33704. The start line is on 34th Ave NE.
$30 until midnight September 15 (extended due to Hurricane Idalia)
$35 September 16 - midnight October 31
$40 November 1 - November 22 at 6 pm (or until race reaches capacity)
$15 until October 31, 2023
$20 November 1 - November 22 at 6 pm (or until race reaches capacity)
Children 4 and under: Free
(Note - children 4 and under do NOT receive a tshirt or other race memorabilia with a free registration. If you would like your child under 5 to receive a t-shirt, you must purchase one at the end of your registration.)
All registrations must be completed on-line at: https://runsignup.com/coffeepotturkeytrot
Yes, all paid participants receive a shirt and medal! The 2023 shirt is below. Men, women's, and children's styles available.
Packet pick-up will take place at North Shore Elementary School: 200 35th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33704. Packet pick-up will take place on the side of the school facing 1st Street. Parking will be available in the parking lot on the corner of 1st Street and 35th Avenue, as well as along the street on both 35th Avenue NE and 34th Avenue NE.
If you would like to have your packet picked up by someone else, please give that person a copy of your registration confirmation or a picture of your drivers license.
November 21st, 4-7 pm
November 22nd, 4-7 pm
November 23rd (race day) starting at 6:30 am.
Please note: Because of road closures the race must start promptly at 7:45 am. We will not be able to wait for racers still in line at packet pickup when the race starts. Please try and attend one of the two previous packet pick-up sessions.
6:30 am: North Shore Elementary School Opens – Day of Bib Pick Up; Sponsor vendor tables
7:30 am: Starting ceremony
7:45 am: 5K begins
8:30 am: Announcements & Awards
Many local businesses generously share their parking lots for the race. Please check back closer to the race for a 2023 map.
Yes, the 5K is a chip-timed event.
Yes, the course is certified, certificate number: FL22037JK.
Here's a map:
Yes, there will be one water station near the Snell Isle Bridge.
Yes! We present awards for the overall male and female runners (1st, 2nd & 3rd places) as well as overall 12-and-under runners, and overall masters runners. In addition, age division winners will receive small awards.
We also encourage Thanksgiving themed costumes for the race and will award prizes for best individual and best group costumes.
If you’d like to participate in the Coffee Pot Turkey Trot but can’t make it to North Shore Elementary on Race Day you can still join us virtually! Virtual participants can run or walk their 5k at any time on Thanksgiving Day and then submit their time to our virtual leaderboard! Virtual participants must either pay a shipping fee to have their packet mailed to them, or pick up their packets in person during the week of Thanksgiving. Deadline for shipping is: November 11th.
Yes, with a copy of their identification you may pick up someone else’s race bib.
Gear check/hold is not available.
For safety reasons, except for participants pushing a baby stroller/jogger, no wheeled vehicles including but not limited to: scooters, rollerblades, rolling shoes and bicycles are allowed on the race course. Participants pushing a baby stroller/jogger are requested to line up towards the back of the starting area.
No. Dogs are not allowed on school board property, which is where the event will start and finish.
YES, we will definitely need volunteers! Click on the volunteer tab above to review the available tasks and sign up! Thank you for volunteering!
On-site results will be available following the race; a link to results will be emailed to all valid email addresses post-race.
This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment by all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact the event planner at firstname.lastname@example.org or City of St Petersburg Community Affairs Division at (727) 893-7345 or (727) 892-5259 TDD/TTY.