Thu November 24, 2022 Saint Petersburg, FL 33704 US
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$30 7:45AM EST - 9:45AM EST Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$30 Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT


The 2022 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 sixth 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 2022 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.


Race Details and FAQ

When & Where is the 2022 Coffee Pot Turkey Trot?

The 6th Annual Coffee Pot Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K will take place on Thursday November 24, 2022 at 7:45 am.

The start/finish is at North Shore Elementary School located at 200 35th  Avenue NE, St. Pete FL 33704.

What is the price of the race?


  • $25 until midnight August 31 
  • $30 September 1 -  midnight September 30 
  • $35 October 1 - midnight October 31 
  • $40 November 1 - November 23 at 6 pm (or until race reaches capacity)

Children 5-11:

  • $15 until October 31, 2022
  • $20 November 1 - November 23 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.) 

How do I register for the 2022 Coffee Pot Turkey Trot?

All registrations must be completed on-line at:

Do all participants receive a tshirt?

Yes, all paid participants receive a shirt and medal! 

Check out the 2022 Tshirt Design! Men and women's styles available.

When and where is Packet Pick-up?

Packet pick-up will take place at the dates and times listed below at North Shore Elementary School: 200 35th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33704.  Packet pick-up is generously sponsored by Augusta and Billy Harvard.

November 22nd, 4-7 pm
November 23rd, 4-7 pm
November 24th (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. 

What is the race day timeline?

The 2022 race-day timeline is still being finalized, but prior years have looked something like this:

  • 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

Where can I park on race day?

Many local businesses generously share their parking lots for the race.  A map with approved parking will be posted in the weeks leading up to the race.

Is the race timed? 

Yes, the 5K is a chip-timed event.

Is the race USATF certified? Is there a map of the course?

Yes, the course is certified, certificate number: FL21011JK.  

Here's a map:


Will there be water stops along the course?

Yes, there will be one water station.

What is included in the participant registration price?

  • Race T-shirt: size guaranteed if registered by the t-shirt deadline.
  • Finisher medal for registered participants. Medals are generously sponsored by Leaven Law.
  • Chip-timed numbered bib

Are there Awards for the 5K?

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.  

How does the Virtual 5k work?

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.

Can I pick up someone else’s race bib or can someone pick up mine?

Yes, with a copy of their identification you may pick up someone else’s race bib.  

Is gear-check available race morning?

Gear check/hold is not available.

Are bicycles, rollerblades, scooters, wheeled shoes or other wheeled transportation permitted in the race?

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.

Are dogs allowed at the race?

No.  Dogs are not allowed on school board property, which is where the event will start and finish.

Do you need volunteers and how can they sign up?

YES, we will definitely need volunteers! Click on the volunteer tab above to review the available tasks and sign up! Thank you for volunteering!

Where can I find 5K race results?

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 or City of St Petersburg Community Affairs Division at (727) 893-7345 or (727) 892-5259 TDD/TTY.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
200 35th Ave NE
Saint Petersburg, FL US 33704
Presenting Sponsor
Turkey Sponsors
Stuffing Sponsors
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