FAM Turkey Trot 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019 in West Des Moines, IA at Raccoon River Park (start and finish at Coneflower Shelter)

  • Individual Entry
    A limited number of t shirts will be available at packet pick up

    » $30.00 registration (through 11/27 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    Individual Entry Registration

  • Family of Four
    A limited number of t shirts will be available at packet pick up

    » $100.00 registration (through 11/27 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    Family of Four Registration

  • Make a Donation (Cannot Attend Race)

    » donate any amount
    Make a Donation

  • Out of Town Trotter (Cannot Attend Race)
    A limited number of t shirts will be available at packet pick up

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 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]

* 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 (54 members, $2,680.00)
Friends of Aaron Lowe (33 members, $750.00)
Hope Margaret McDonnell (11 members, $290.00)
Kolbe Scott Hurd (15 members, $270.00)
Sebastian’s family at FAM turkey Trot (4 members, $100.00)
Team Ascher Beerbower (4 members, $70.00)
Team Leo (11 members, $210.00)
Team SHINE (14 members, $280.00)
Team Zoey Bailey (18 members, $635.00)
progress total raised: $5,285.00
goal: $8,000.00

progress: 66.06%

About the Event

The 8th 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 a 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 7th through race day. You do not need to be present to win. Click here or visit our Facebook page to see a list of raffle items and enter for a chance to win.

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 27th, 11am-4pm at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway, 50266. Enter through main circle drive for room 201.

Race Course

5K Run/Walk starts and finishes at Coneflower 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 13th will receive a t shirt while quantities last. Race t- shirts are GUARANTEED for those registered by Wednesday, November 13.

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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