Miami Kids Trot
Turkey Trot Kids Race
A trot for the tiniest of turkeys


For children ages 2-9, we offer an exciting opportunity to participate in the Turkey Trot Miami Kids Race. All registered children will receive a child’s size cotton t-shirt (purple) and a holiday-inspired finisher medal (2023 pictured below)!

Races will be run in the following order with the following distances:

  • 2-3 years – 100 meters
  • 4-5 years – 200 meters
  • 6-7 years – 400 meters
  • 8-9 years – 600 meters


Packet Pickup
All participants MUST attend one of the pickup locations to retrieve essential race items. We highly recommend you attend a pre-race Packet Pickup location to avoid waiting in potentially long lines on race day.
Note: race morning Packet Pickup is only from 5:00 – 6:30 AM.

Race Day Parking
Be sure you give yourself enough time race morning to arrive on time. Parking is available inside Tropical Park until the gates close at 6:30 AM. If you are coming only for the Kids Trot, gates will reopen at 8:30 AM at which time cars may begin entering the park. Entrances located on Bird Road at SW 79th Ave and SW 82nd Ave. BE ON TIME.

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

Blue: 2–3 year-olds
Green: 4-5 year-olds
Red: 6-7 year-olds
Yellow: 8-9 year-olds

Those unsure of their exact starting location will meet promptly at 9:15 AM in the Kids Race Gathering Area located on the south side of the bleachers on the east side of the stadium (the right side of the stadium when facing towards Bird Rd). A staff member will then escort each of the groups to the corresponding starting area per age category (see on map below) at 9:20 AM.

The races will start at 9:30 AM, beginning with the youngest age group (2-3 year-olds), followed by rolling starts of the next oldest age group through the 8-9 year-old group who will start last.

All Kids Race participants will be funneled into their own corralling area just past the Finish Line where parents are to meet and retrieve their children immediately following their child’s race wave. *IMPORTANT* Parents/guardians MUST remove the “Guardian” tab from their child’s bib prior to race start in order to retrieve their child from the corralling area at the Finish Line.

Parents may NOT run on the track with their children and must remain on the grassy areas next to the track. 

*Details subject to change.


Map is oriented with West at the top, North to the right, East at the bottom and South on the left.