Castle Rock Turkey Trot

Douglas County Fairgrounds

A Legacy of Thanks: The 19th Annual Turkey ROCK Trot in Castle Rock!"

As the leaves turn to fiery hues and the scent of turkey fills the air, one cherished tradition graces the streets of Castle Rock— the 19th Annual Turkey ROCK Trot hosted by RUN to Change Lives. This family-friendly event not only celebrates fitness and fun but also carries with it a rich history of community togetherness.

A Heartwarming History

The Castle Rock Turkey ROCK Trot isn't just a race; it's a symbol of the town's deep-rooted sense of community and gratitude. This beloved event has been bringing families and friends together for nearly two decades.

It all began when a small group of local runners decided to create a unique Thanksgiving Day experience that would combine their passion for fitness with their desire to give back. In 2004, the first Turkey ROCK Trot took place, and it's been a cherished tradition ever since.

A Feast of Races: Something for Everyone

Over the years, this event has grown, and its offerings have expanded to cater to participants of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you're a seasoned runner, a casual walker, or someone just looking to start Thanksgiving with a dash of healthy fun, there's a race for you:

5K Run/Walk: The heart of the event, this 5K welcomes participants of all abilities to enjoy a scenic route through Castle Rock's charming streets.

Kid’s Dash (1K Kids’ Free Run): Kids aged 12 and under can join a fun 1K run tailored just for them. It's a fantastic way to encourage the whole family to participate.

Be Part of Something Special 

So, fluff your feathers, lace up those running shoes, and register today at . Together, let's trot towards making this Thanksgiving more warm, meaningful, and absolutely unforgettable!


7:30 a.m. – Health and Wellness Expo opens and festivities begin

7:30 a.m. – Race Day Registration/Pickup

8:30 a.m. – FREE 1k Kids Dash (starts promptly) sponsored by PR Youth Running

8:45 a.m. – Wave corrals assemble

9:00 a.m. – 5K ROCK Trot Start (waves will start approximately every 2 minutes)

9:45 a.m. – Awards Ceremony

10:00 a.m. – Costume Contest

11:00 a.m. – Wrap up & Expo closes – Now go replenish those calories with friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving!