November 20-21, 2021

Loppet Turkey Traverse 5K

Fall Trail Run/Walk in Theodore Wirth Park

The Loppet Turkey Traverse 5K Run/Walk features trails not used in our other running races during the spring, summer, and fall.

All are welcome: walkers and runners, young children and those just young at heart, turkey eaters and vegetarians. Whether your motivation is to win the race or just burn off some pre-Thanksgiving calories, join us as we enjoy the late fall sun (or whatever weather Minnesota wants to dish up this time of year).

All proceeds support the Loppet’s mission of creating a shared passion for year-round outdoor adventure in the Minneapolis area, focusing on underserved youth and families.

  • Event updates will be posted here as they become available.

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Proceeds from the Loppet Turkey Traverse 5K Run/Walk benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.

Registration and transaction fees are non-refundable, including in the event of delay, rescheduling, or cancellation of an event or program. An event or program registration is not transferable to another person or another event for any reason, including injury. Participating under another person's name will result in disqualification.

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The schedule will be posted here when it becomes available.


The start and finish are both near The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park, meaning if you are driving, you’ll want to park in either the North or South lots at The Trailhead, or park at the Chalet lot at Theodore Wirth Park and walk or jog to the start line from there.


The 2020 course maps are listed below for reference. The 2021 maps will be posted here when available.

The course will be marked with blue arrows, blue tape, and wrong way signs.

Awards information will be posted here when available.

Please check volunteer shifts and sign up at Turkey Traverse Volunteer. If you have additional questions, please email

Results and photos will be available here after the event.

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