FAM Turkey Trot 2018

in United States at Raccoon River Park (start and finish at Cone Flower Shelter)

Online registration has closed. Walk in registration welcome! Please join us during packet pick up from 11am-4pm at Lutheran Church of Hope on Wednesday or at Raccoon River Park,West Des Moines on Thursday to register on site beginning at 8 AM.

  • Individual Entry
    T shirts are guaranteed through November 7th.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Family of Four
    T shirts are guaranteed through November 7th.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 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 21st.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Make a Donation (Cannot Attend Race)

    Online registration is closed for this category.

Event Day Schedule

7:30 am - Packet Pick-up, Registration, Raffle open at Raccoon River Park
9:00 am - 5K Walk/Run start at Coneflower Shelter, Raccoon River Park
10:30 am - Awards/Prizes at Coneflower Shelter. Top fundraising team, raffle drawings, do not need to be present to win. Age group award winners, overall Turkey Trot winners will be recognized as results are available.

Packet pick up/walk in registration available Wednesday, November 21st, 11am-4pm at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway, 50266. Enter through main circle drive for room 201.

About the Event

The 7th annual FAM Turkey Trot is a family friendly way to kick off your Thanksgiving. Whether you're a competitive runner or want to bring your “flock” to join you and walk. Teams are encouraged in memory of a loved one so that you can raise funds in their honor. Supporting the SHINE program at Blank Children’s Hospital, you’ll join fellow runners, joggers and walkers in fun morning and earn your turkey dinner. We can’t anticipate the weather, but we can guarantee a tradition for years to come!

A Raffle will also take place with tickets going on sale November 1st through race day. You do not need to be present to win. Visit the Facebook page to see a list of raffle items.

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!
16 and under
56 and up

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


Those registering after November 8th will receive a t shirt while quantities last. Race t- shirts are GUARANTEED for those registered by Thursday, November 8.

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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