The Baptist Health Turkey Trot Miami offers family fun for all runners, joggers and walkers with a distance for every age and pace.
The 5K and 10K will take place in beautiful Tropical Park, a Miami-Dade Park. The start line, finish line, and Thanksgiving themed finish festival are all centrally located within the Tropical Park.
Parents wishing to run with strollers are welcome. However, those running with strollers are required to begin within the last wave and must adhere to the stroller acknowledgement.
Our course is wheelchair friendly, and we gladly welcome para-athletes to participate!
Staggered Start Times
The Baptist Health Turkey Trot Miami 5K/10K features wave starts to improve the flow of runners on the course. We made this change in 2017 based on participant feedback to ensure that the race experience is more efficient and, most of all, enjoyable for everyone! The field of runners will be assigned into waves based on estimated pace, released at 2-minute intervals:
Wild Turkeys – Corral A (8:25 and under pace per mile)*
The Flock – Corral B (8:26 to 10:30 pace per mile)*
Gobblers – Corral C (10:31 & over)
Tail Feathers – Corral D (Strollers & Walkers)
*Only athletes wearing a corresponding wristband distributed at Packet Pickup will be permitted into Corrals A & B. Participants may move to a slower corral without officially changing their corral assignment, but any athlete who wishes to move up in corrals must visit our Athlete Services at the Solutions desk at Packet Pickup with proof of a faster time.
Athlete Updates | Track your athlete through SMS updates when an athlete crosses timing splits on-course. Please visit Athlinks to sign up for alerts.
Note: updates are not “live” and may take a few minutes to update; cell connectivity may be limited in the race site.
There will be a small, complimentary gear check provided on race day. Please use the clear bag given at Packet Pickup to store your gear. Do not give your items to any volunteers except those at gear check. Please arrive early; gear check will close five minutes before race start. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity. Life Time is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
PARKING & DIRECTIONS
The Baptist Health Turkey Trot Miami 5K/10K & Kids Race starts and finishes at Tropical Park.
7900 SW 40th St.
Miami, FL 33155
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Race Day parking will be available at the Tropical Park via two entrances: Bird Rd at SW 79th Ave and SW 82nd Ave. Please plan to arrive early! Participants MUST arrive by 6:00 AM as there will be traffic going into the park. No cars will be allowed into the park after 6:30 AM. It will take some time to get into the park, find a parking space and make your way to the Start Line on time.
If you are dropping off a runner, please do so at the shopping center across the street as there will be no outgoing traffic permitted until after the race. Please do NOT park in the shopping centers near Tropical Park. Life Time is not responsible for any cars being towed. Cars will not be permitted to vacate the park until 8:30 AM.
To Tropical Park from downtown Miami:
Take 836 West to 826 South, exit onto Bird Rd.
To Tropical Park from North or South:
Take 826, exit onto Bird Rd.
As our Official Healthcare Provider, Baptist Health offers medical services to all our athletes at Turkey Trot Miami, the 305 Half Marathon, and Miami Marathon & Half. Their staff is always there to assist with dehydration, injury, or any other medical need. We are so thankful for their support!
Baptist Health has over 20 sport partnerships across South Florida and is the largest healthcare organization in the region. With 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices, Baptist Health is internationally renowned. Throughout their organization, Baptist Health has centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and The Baptist Health PineApp, a virtual health platform. Baptist Health is a not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence.