Register Now!

You can register now for the 2015 Taos Turkey Trot!~ We can’t wait to see the Taos community and our visitors shaking a tail feather on the new 2015 course with the start and finish at Taos Eco Park!

You can register to run for a timed finish, or run/walk for fun in our 5K event taking place November 21, 2015. We are very much encouraging costumes (race safe) and will be rewarding prizes for best costume in two categories – “best turkey” and “best not-turkey” from the 5K and from the KidsK.

Our Kids K this year is about 1K or .6 mile – and will be two laps on the interior asphalt track at Taos Eco Park, and we hope to see a whole herd or turkeys gobbling their way around the park to the applause of family and friends.

Turkey Trot is all about getting out there and having fun and promoting an active, healthy lifestyle for people of all ages, and proceeds from the event fund local programming which further supports this mission.

There are many ways to get involved, as a runner, as a volunteer, as a sponsor or just by sharing our posts with your network. If you are interested in helping out on race day, or by becoming a sponsor please contact us!

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2015 Taos Turkey Trot

Taos Sports Alliance presents the 5th Annual Taos Turkey Trot 5K road race, fun run and walk and KidsK event. We are just finalizing our race date, route and location plans for 2015, but stay tuned, we’ll be advertising shortly and registration will open on October 21! We can’t wait to see you out there this November! Last year, not everyone got the costume memo, but again this year we will be having a costume contest, in 2 categories. Turkey, or Not Turkey, that is the question.

Photo borrowed from Mile High United Way Turkey Trot. http://www.westword.com/slideshow/40-best-costumes-of-turkey-trot-2012-6070209/28



Nov 1. – Last Day for Early Registration!

Hey all you Taos Turkeys, tomorrow is the last day to register EARLY and CHEAP for the 4th annual Taos Turkey Trot event. The event keeps getting better and better, with more exciting prizes coming in, help from businesses and individuals across the community, and what promises to be a super fun morning of family fun. Use the big red button and register for just $20 today! After today it will be $25 – still one of the most affordable 5Ks in the country and proceeds supporting youth health outcomes in Taos County! Please be a part of this event!

Taos Turkey Trot

Taos Turkey Trot 5k – November 22, 2014 in Taos, NM

Registration is open for this year’s Taos Turkey Trot 5k Road Race and Fun Run/Walk!

What’s new this year?

This year, you can register individually or as a team for either the timed 5k Road Race or the 5k Community Fun Run/Walk. We’ve split start times for the serious runners and the let’s-have-fun participants. The timed 5K Road Race will kick off at 9:30am with 5K Community Fun Run/Walk participants starting at 9:35.

We’ve also added a KidsK (3K – start time 10:45am). Every participant in the KidsK 3k will receive a special award for participating.

This year we have partnered with Twirl Toystore and Play Space to bring the Turkey Trot Crafts Area to our families from 9:00am to 11:30am. Sponsored and run by our favorite toy store, Twirl Toy Store and Play Space. Twirl’s team leaders will help crafters imagine and create awards for the youth runners in the KidsK! Kids can craft all morning and then run, or just do one or the other. The craft activity is FREE!

Congrats Turkey Trot Winners

2013 Third Annual Taos Turkey Trot Winners

Overall Female Winners
Barb Leonard 22:44
Hanna Kligman 23:00
Erika Oviedo 24:49
Overall Male Winners
Hernando Chavez 18:43
JC Santistevan 19:40
Eric Olson 20:43

Female 18 and Over
Barb Leonard 22:44
Hanna Kligman 23:00
Erika Oviedo 24:49
Male 18 and Over
Hernando Chavez 18:43
Eric Olson 20:43
Michael Gunther 20:52

Female 17 and Under
Cassandra Ruiz 25:46
Kaiya Jade 30:03
McKenna Sahd 38:10
Male 17 and Under
JC Santistevan 19:40
Rowan Kiney 27:02
Yoshi Suki 27:03

Complete results here.

Let’s Go – Cold Turkeys!

The Running Weatherman says it’s going to be a cold run on Saturday for the Third Annual Taos Turkey Trot. Maybe a little snow? Maybe a lot of snow? Maybe just snow in the mountains? I guess we won’t really know until Saturday. Dress properly for the weather and come out for a quick run to support “Get Fit Taos Kids” and the Taos Sports Alliance. We’ll be giving out prizes to the fastest turkeys and drawing bib numbers for many more prizes! Thank you to our sponsors. See you on Saturday!


Lets Go - Cold Turkey

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Hug a Runner Day – Go Out and Share the Love

Hug a Runner Day

G.O. H.A.R.D. (Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day) is celebrated in Portland and we thought – why not Taos?! This could be the single best day of the year.

Every runner deserves a hug. A real hug. The kind of hug that says, “Even if I don’t understand why you do it, I appreciate and recognize your effort.”

Check out Run the Edge to see how they do it in Portland. Then find a runner and share the love!

Update: Join the Taos community on Thursday, November 21 to congratulate and celebrate the recent State victories for Taos High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Team.

4:00pm – meet at Kit Carson Park stage area
4:05pm – thank you to everyone involved
4:10pm – tigers huddle, everyone welcome
4:15pm – lap around Kit Carson Park with Taos Tigers
4:25pm – police escort, run to Taos Plaza
4:30pm – victory lap around Taos Plaza
4:35pm – honoring of champions by Mayor Cordova
4:40pm – closing prayer
4:45pm – snacks and hot chocolate

Above Photo: Taos High School Lucia Costanza, #436, Hannah Gunther, #437 and Cora Cannedy, #438 congratulate each other as they placed first as a team in their AAA category during the State Cross Country Championships at Rio Rancho High School on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Jane Phillips/The New Mexican