Gear up for a gobble-wobble, folks! The Hilton Head Annual Turkey Trot is the perfect way to kickstart your Thanksgiving Day. More than a run, it’s an extravaganza that brings fitness lovers and fun-seekers together for a beachside spectacle unlike any other. When you stay at Beachside Hilton Head, you’re in for an unforgettable vacation experience. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just in it for laughs, the Turkey Trot will add a dash of fun to your holiday festivities.

What Is a Turkey Trot?

You might wonder, “What is a Turkey Trot, and why should I be excited about it?” Well, think of it as a pre-feast calorie burner, a jovial jog with a side of holiday spirit. Turkey Trots are fun runs held around Thanksgiving, where participants — decked out in everything from turkey costumes to pilgrim hats — come together to run, jog, or even walk in the name of fitness and festive fun.

Turkey Trots in Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island takes its Turkey Trot game seriously, offering not one but two fantastic events to get you moving before that big Thanksgiving feast!

35th Annual Turkey Trot, Island Recreation Association

Date and Time: November 23rd, 8:00-10:00 AM

This classic Turkey Trot, hosted by the Island Recreation Association, is like the grandfather of all turkey trots on the island. Now in its 35th year, this event brings locals and visitors together for a scenic 5K run and fun walk through the island’s picturesque landscapes. Expect live music, vibrant costumes, and the kind of camaraderie that makes you forget you’re actually exercising!

4th Annual Thanksgiving Turtle Trot, Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association

Date and Time: November 23rd, 9:00-10:00 AM

For those seeking a more laid-back experience, the Thanksgiving Turtle Trot by the Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association might be your speed. This family-friendly event combines a 5K run and walk with a scenic route through the beautiful Palmetto Dunes community. Bring the whole gang for a morning of fun and laughter!

Why Join a Turkey Trot?

All this sounds fun, but why should you pull yourself away from the warmth of your bed on a holiday morning? Well, here are a few good reasons:

Celebrate Thanksgiving With Beachside Hilton Head

After you’ve trotted to your heart’s content, you can unwind at your Beachside Hilton Head vacation rental. We provide the perfect cozy atmosphere for your post-race relaxation. Beachside Hilton Head is your ideal Thanksgiving getaway with spectacular views and various amenities. So, lace up those sneakers, and let’s get trotting. Book your stay now and make this Thanksgiving unforgettable!