Turkey Trot 5K Race 
Saturday, November 18, 2017
4:00 p.m.

2017 Race Results

Photos of the Turkey Trot Race

Runners and walkers, take your mark and get ready to conquer a fun 5K trail course, which winds around the Herndon Centennial Golf Course. The race will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Registration and Packet Pick-Up: 

Packet pick-up and race day registration runs from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17 and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18. Long-sleeved Sport Tek T-shirts guaranteed to the first 900 pre-registered runners. Shirts must be picked up at packet pick-up and on race day. Shirts will not be available after race day. Refreshments, entertainment, and door prizes will be available after the race to all runners.  

Registration is ongoing. Preregistration ends on Friday, November 17 at 12:00 p.m. Race day registration is from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17 and from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 in the Herndon Community Center Gym. Runners of all ages are welcome to compete and prizes will be awarded to winners male and female in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over. Overall male and female winners will be given a Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings. 

Youth Age 18 & Under: $20 and a can of food for donation (257150.61)

Adults Pre-registration: $30 and a can of food for donation (257150.60)

Adults Race Day Registration: $35 and a can of food for donation

The canned food will be donated to LINK

Click here to register online and use code 257150.60 for 19 & up and 257150.61 for 18 & under. You may also register on Active, additional fees apply. 


Fill out a registration form and drop it off at the Herndon Community Center, or mail it to: Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA 20170. 

Fit Through the Holidays Race Series

The Herndon Turkey Trot is a participating race of the Fit Through the Holidays Race Series. Challenge yourself by signing up and participating in at least three holiday-themed race events targeted to keep you on track through the holiday season.  

By accepting the challenge, you will receive a gender specific hoodie, discount codes to area races and guest passes to area fitness facilities.

Discounts currently include:

Herndon Turkey Trot ($3 off this race if you register for the series)

Ringing in Hope’s Jingle Bell Rock & Run 5k/10k at One Loudoun on December 16 and New Day * New Year 5k in Ashburn on January 1.  

Hoodie will be mailed to the address provided at time of registration, price includes shipping cost. Hoodie mailed after January 10, 2018. NO refunds are available for holiday race series purchase.

Click here to register for the series and for more information.

Thank you to our generous Turkey Trot Race sponsors:

  • Glory Days
  • Wegmans
  • Great Harvest Bread Company
  • Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern
  • Amphora Bakery
  • Harris Teeter
  • Rebounderz of Sterling
  • Quality Chiropractic
  • Old Dominion Racing
  • Escape Room Herndon
  • I Love Kickboxing (Chantilly)
  • Griffin-Owens Insurance
  • InTouch Credit Union
  • Mediterranean Breeze
  • Club Pilates 


There will be limited parking at the Herndon Community Center. We advise you to plan ahead and arrive early in case you need to park at another location. If you have to park at one of the locations listed below, you will need at least 10 minutes to walk to the Herndon Community Center.

Additional Parking available at:

                Herndon Middle School, 901 Locust Street, Herndon, VA

                Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA (access parking from Center Street)

Click here for directions to these parking lots from Herndon Community Center.

Reuse-A-Shoe Recycling Program with Nike

We are collecting used running shoes which will later be ground up into small pieces, and used to make basketball courts, track fields, playgrounds, floor tiles, new shoes, and apparel. This is a great way to get rid of all those old sneakers you have laying around and to "go green" by recycling. Bring one pair or bring ten! We will be collecting shoes at the Herndon Community Center from October to the end of November 2017. 

When recycling your shoes, please remember: 
• We can only recycle athletic shoes 
(running shoes, sneakers, etc.) 
• We accept all brands of shoes 
• No shoes containing metal 
• No cleats or dress shoes 
• No wet or damp shoes 
• No sandals or flip-flops 

2016 race results 
2015 race results 
2014 race results