FAM Turkey Trot 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017 in West Des Moines, IA at Raccoon River Park (start and finish at Cone Flower Shelter)

  • Individual Entry

    » $30.00 registration (through 11/22 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    Individual Entry Registration

  • Family of Four

    » $100.00 registration (through 11/22 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    Family of Four Registration

  • Out of Town Trotter (Cannot Attend Race)
    T shirts can be mailed to out of town trotters or picked up at packet pick up on November 22nd.

    » $25.00 early registration (through 11/22 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    Out of Town Trotter Registration

  • Make a Donation (Cannot Attend Race)

    » donate any amount
    Make a Donation

  • Start a Team
    For competitors who want to set up a fundraiser homepage to collect monetary donations from friends and family.

    » competitors - start your fund raiser [click here]

Start a Team

* Click here for fee information

Connect with others about this event and see who's going!

Visit Fundraiser Homepages

Learn more about a fundraiser participating in this event, click on one of the names below.

*General Donation to benefit Friends of Aaron Michael (50 members, $1,145.00)
Team Aaron Michael (43 members, $1,285.00)
Team SHINE (36 members, $1,150.00)
Team William (4 members, $70.00)
Team Zoey Bailey (20 members, $625.00)
progress total raised: $4,275.00
goal: $6,000.00

progress: 71.25%

Event Day Schedule

7:30 am Packet Pick-up, Registration, Raffle open
8:45 am Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am 5K Walk/Run begins
10:00 am Presentation of Awards/Prizes

Packet pick up/walk in registration available Wednesday, November 22nd, 12-4pm at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway, 50266. Enter through "Youth and Family" entrance on east side.

Race Course

5K Run/Walk starts and finishes at Cone Flower Shelter at Raccoon River Park, West Des Moines. Free parking available. Route loops on crushed gravel path around the lake rain, snow or sunshine.


* Medals for Top Male and Female as well as top 2 in age categories!
14 and under (1st place for this new catagory!)
50 and up

* Prizes for largest family/team in attendance and highest fundraising team.


All entries for T-shirts must be received by November 9th. Participants who register after November 10th are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

Our Mission

To create a Thanksgiving tradition as we support and connect families that have lost a child. The event raises funds for the SHINE program at Blank Children's Hospital that provides support and hope for those families.


All proceeds benefit S.H.I.N.E. program at Blank Childrens Hospital in Des Moines, IA


For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.

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