Race Information

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The Fort Bend Kia Sugar Land Turkey Trot is everyone’s favorite race!

Our young bagpiper from St Thomas Episcopal brings you into the finish area.

JOIN US for a great local Thanksgiving Morning Family TRADITION…the 2022 37th Annual SUGAR LAND TURKEY TROT through the beautiful, quiet, safe Sugar Creek subdivision.


The Original and The Best!

Everyone MUST legally be officially registered, with the 2022 Sugar Land Turkey Trot race number VISIBLE on the front, to run or walk in our event. The Sugar Land Turkey Trot has an official city permit for the designated Sugar Creek streets the morning of Thanksgiving, from 6:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Unregistered participants will face a charge of “theft of services” and a potential ticket of $500 from SLPD. Please point out any “race bandits” to a nearby SLPD officer and they will take care of the problem. (This is a rare problem, but an affront to our MANY race causes and paying entrants.) Thanks for officially registering.

Frequently Asked Questions


EARLY parking will be in Sugar Creek Village (13897 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478), near the race start. After 8 am, parking is in the large Sugar Creek Baptist Church lots, two blocks further down the 59 feeder. All parking at this race is FREE and close by. Thanks!

Refunds, Transfers, Deferrals, Cancellation

Sugar Land Turkey Trot does not offer refunds, transfers, or deferrals for any reason.

Dangerous weather may cause the cancelation of the race without refunds or deferrals.

The vast majority of race expenses are spent prior to Thanksgiving race day, including charity donations. Thanks for understanding.

Medical Support
Sugar Land Fire Dept EMTs will provide medical support at the finish line and on-call for the course.
Volunteers... we need you!

Volunteers needed for water stations and refreshments. Must register online to volunteer (link coming soon).

Check-in at Sugar Creek at 6:30 a.m. SHARP on Thanksgiving morning.  You will be finished by 10 a.m.

We have great groups of volunteers such as Bel Inizio, Rainbow Room, local high schoolers, Fort Bend Fit, and Snowdrop Foundation.

We need YOU too to put on the best race possible! Need 100 race volunteers in all.

Entry Fees
Register early to assure you get a t-shirt. Limited Field.

Online registration closes Wednesday, November 23, at 5 pm. No race day registration.

Sean Scroggins’ Kids’ Mile (Ages 1-12, strollers welcome)

  • EARLY FEE  Feb 1-Sept 30 $15
  • October 1-31 $20
  • November 1-23  $25

Coach Andy’s 5-Mile Run

  • EARLY FEE Feb 1- Sept 30  $30
  • October 1-31 $35
  • November 1-23 fee $40

Aunt Jean’s 2.8-Mile Walk & Jog (strollers welcome, non-competitive)

  • EARLY FEE Feb 1-Sept 30  $25.
  • October 1-31 $30
  • November 1-23  $35

No refunds, no transfers to another person, no deferrals are offered for any Sugar Land Turkey Trot race regardless of reason.

Dangerous weather could force cancellation of this event, without refund or re-scheduling.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration - Coming Soon
Race Timing results for the 5-mile only.

Awards for First Overall and First Overall Masters (40+) and Top 3 in each five-year age group, 14 and under through 75+, male and female.

Awards ceremony 9 am-9:45 am. Postrace party with refreshments and prize drawings.

Sean Scroggins' Kids' Mile

Our Kids’ Mile (ages 12 and under) is held in memory of Sean Scroggins, who placed as a runner-up in our race as a 12-year-old in 1993 (6.01 minutes). Sean, 16 years old, died in 1997 of a brain tumor.

The Sugar Land Turkey Trot supports the M.D. Anderson Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund in honor of Sean.

Strollers are allowed in the Sean Scroggins’ Kids’ Mile, but sadly, dogs are not permitted.

Aunt Jean's 2.8 Mile Family Walk & Jog

Aunt Jean’s 2.8-Mile Family Walk & Jog is named after Jean Dixon, aunt to everyone who met her. Aunt Jean was head cheerleader at every race, dressed in seasonal attire, serving after race snacks with a big smile.

Aunt Jean left a big hole but wonderful memories when she passed away at age 90 in 2018.

Casual, non-competitive walk & jog. Strollers are welcome, but sadly, dogs are not. No time limit so bring the whole family!

Coach Andy's 5-Mile Timed Run

Coach Andy’s 5-Mile Run is named in honor of Andy Stewart, everybody’s favorite running coach and race director. Andy’s open arms built the Sugar Land running community and his generous heart supported many charities and causes over the years.

Andy passed away on November 9, 2021, and we will continue to honor his legacy through excellent races and charitable support.

Coach Andy’s 5-Mile Run is chipped timed. A white strip is on the back of your race number bib for bib-tag scoring. Wear your bib chest-high on the front and do not cover or fold your number for accurate timing.

Still have questions?  Email Sugar Land Turkey Trot Race Staff

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