The main dish of the day

The Baptist Health Turkey Trot Miami takes place in Tropical Park, the start line located next to the baseball fields. All participants will begin heading west on the path, past the tennis courts and then out to Bird Rd.

The route proceeds along Bird Rd. and back in through the entrance near the park stables where participants will pass through the former home of Miami’s famous Santa’s Enchanted Forest and wrap around the stables. All will continue through the park toward the stadium and those completing the 5K course will split off and make their way into the stadium to the Finish Line on the track.

All 10K participants will continue through the park past the dog park and lake, then will exit the park at Miller Rd. and head up SW 82nd Ave., and turn around just past SW 44th St. Participants will then retrace their outgoing path and make their way into the stadium to the Finish Line on the track.

Hydration Stations
5K: Mile 1.7
10K: Mile 1.7, Mile 3.5, and Mile 5
Water and Gatorade will be provided at each station, as well as in the Finish Line.
Locations are approximate.

Music devices with headphones are permitted for use on the course; however, participants must be alert to their surroundings at all times. Use only one ear bud for your safety and that of other participants.

First Aid
Provided by our partners at Baptist Health South Florida.

*Course details subject to change.


Kids Race participants may report to their respective starting area featured on the map below. Locations will be marked by corresponding signage.

Those unsure of their exact starting location will meet promptly at 9:15 AM at the Kids Race Gathering Area on the south side of the bleachers on the east side of the stadium. At 9:20 AM, a staff member will escort each age group to the location from which they will start (see on map below). The races will start promptly at 9:30 AM, beginning with the youngest age group (2-3 year-olds), followed by the next oldest etc.

There will be a corralling area near the Finish Line where all kids will be gathered after the race. Parents are to meet their child immediately following their race wave to be release out of the corralling area.

Prior to race start, parents/guardians MUST remove the “Guardian” tab from their child’s bib. This tab will be needed in order to retrieve their child from the corralling area at the Finish Line.

*Parents may escort their children to the respective starting line, but may NOT run on the track with them. Parents must remain on the grassy areas next to the track. Course details subject to change.


We welcome participants to bring along their children (minimum age 6 months) and do allow strollers on course. For those who decide to utilize a stroller, please be advised that you must start in the last start wave, acknowledge and accept the dangers associated with strollers on the Event course, and assume all risk associated with the stroller driver’s and passenger’s actions. Life Time will neither inspect nor guarantee that any stroller is fit to be used in the Event and accepts no liability for any incidents that may result from actions of the stroller driver and/or the child’s actions as the stroller passenger.