​​​​Out of Town Trotter

Show your support and

run/walk wherever you are on Thanksgiving Day!

Register Here!​

THE FAM TURKEY TROT  takes place at Raccoon River park in West Des Moines, IA.  The route takes the gravel bike path around the lake and is not cleared of any ice or snow...for those committed to fun and family on Thanksgiving morning. Your attendance supports families that have lost children due to a fatal diagnosis during pregnancy or complications during pregnancy or birth.

5K Run/Walk 

A family friendly way to kick off your Thanksgiving whether you're a competitive runner or want to bring a team to join you and walk.  Teams are encouraged so that you can raise funds in memory of a loved one. Set up your team through the race registration link!


A Raffle will take place in conjunction with the race with tickets going on sale virtually  November 1st through race day.  You do not need to be present to win.

2021 Race results are posted here

Visit the Facebook page to see a list of raffle winners

Event Day Schedule
8:00 am    Packet Pick-up and Registration begins
8:45 am    Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am    5K Walk/Run
10:30 am  Awards and Prizes

Awards and medals will be given to the 1st and 2nd place runners overall (male/female).  Medals are also given to the top 2 finishers per age group.

Race Course - Map
The Run/Walk will start and finish at the Cone Flower Shelters at Raccoon River Park.

Friends of

Aaron Michael

11th Annual Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day,  November 24, 2022

Raccoon River Park, West Des Moines, IA 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Help with packet pickup the day before
  • Managing walk up registration
  • Assist with raffle/t-shirt sales
  • Help with race set up the morning of the race
  • Be a race sponsor!