Join us for our Thanksgiving-themed 5K run in Lakewood Ranch. The stroller- and pet-friendly run proceeds eastbound on Rangeland Parkway onto White Eagle Boulevard to Malachite Drive, then U-turns back to the finish. Plenty of turkey-themed volunteers, water stop and music will shepherd the runners along. Chip timing by Lakeshore Athletic Services (providers to the Chicago Marathon), then a great after party and awards ceremony.

Run for Tidewell Hospice Turkey Trot 5K

11535 Rangeland Parkway, Lakewood Ranch
5K Race Start 8 A.M., Kids Turkey Dashes 7:15 A.M.

Race Start 8 a.m. on Rangeland Parkway and Tidewell’s new Lakewood Ranch Hospice House. Strollers and walkers welcome. Doggies with their owners on a leash (non-retractable) welcome. The One Mile Walk starts at 8:05 a.m. The 5K is chip timed by Lakeshore Athletic Services (providers for the Chicago Marathon). Results will be posted on The 5K starts in front of the Tidewell Hospice facility on Rangeland and heads east on Rangeland to the Esplanade and into the subdivision to Vacarro and then turns back to the start. Water stops on the way and back. The One Mile Walk up and back on Rangeland. Early packet pick-up at Fit2Run, UTC Mall race headquarters next to Dillard’s, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 15 and 16 during store hours and Friday Nov. 17 until 5 p.m.

Dr. Mac’s Kids Turkey Dashes
For 3 to 12 years. Starts at 7:15 am after a 5 minute warm-up. Kids 3 to 4 years run 100 meters at 7:15 a.m.; kids 5 to 6 run 200 meters at 7:17 a.m.; kids 7 to 9 run 400 meters at 7:19 a.m.; kids 10 to 12 run 800 meters at 7:25 a.m. Children’s award ceremony at 7:30 a.m. All child finishers receive a medal and a chance to win an engraved trophy. Boys and girls finishers 1st through 3rd in each category receive engraved trophy. All children 12 and younger registered in the 5K can compete in Dr. Mac’s Kids Turkey Dashes for free. Children receive a moisture-wicking tech shirt at registration.

Great Awards
Male/Female overall winners receive a Fit2Run gift certificate and a custom crafted 6-inch award tile. Male/Female Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master and Veterans win a 6-inch award tile and gift certificates. Age group category award tiles three deep in five-year increments 9-under, 10-14, 15-19 and every five years to 80+.

All 5K and walk participants receive custom commemorative Leslie Jordan moisture-wicking shirts. Women’s sizes include the popular “racer” back style if requested.

Celebrate at the Post-race Party
For all runners, walkers and their families at Tidewell’s Lakewood Ranch Hospice House. Food and refreshments from area restaurants. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food stuffs to be donated to the Food Bank of Manatee County.

Benefiting Tidewell Hospice patients and their loved ones at the new Lakewood Ranch Hospice House.

Tribute Participants
By participating as a “Tribute Participant,” you are able to honor a friend or loved one. If you raise a minimum of $150 (above your $30 registration fee) through participant pledges, you will receive the following:

  • Personalized and Commemorative Race Bib.
  • Recognition at pre and post race party.
  • Awards will be given to the top 3 “Tribute Participants.”

Tidewell Turkey Trot 5K Course The stroller- and pet-friendly run proceeds eastbound on Rangeland Parkway onto White Eagle Boulevard to Malachite Drive, then U-turns back to the finish.

Directions From I-75 South or North exit at State Road 70 East and proceed four lights to Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and turn north ¼ mile to Rangeland Parkway. Turn east on Rangeland to race start. From State Road 64, procced south on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard 3 miles to Rangeland.