The Go!bbler Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day, November 24th 2022  

Go! Time: 8:00am  (Tom’s Tiny Trot : 7:50am)

A Thanksgiving Day Tradition.   For 12 years, Go! Running has hosted the Go!bbler Turkey Trot in Little Rock. This 3, 4, or 6.5 mile family fun run and walk has grown into the undisputed way to begin Thanksgiving Day for thousands of families. This free family run only has one entry fee: canned good and non-perishable food items or money donations to the Arkansas Foodbank. This event attracts more than 2,000 people and collects enough food and donations to feed over 15,000 meals.  Even in 2020 we held a virtual event and you wonderful people still raised 12,000 meals in food and cash donations.

As Always a FREE family run – simply bring a canned food or cash donation for the Arkansas Foodbank. Register to run and to be eligible for Prizes (to be announced).  Due to the costs we incur to put on this ever growing fun run, we are asking for an small donation that can be made during registration to offset the cost of additional expenses (like porta-potties, Insurance, Police support, ambulance, water stops, and course markings).

If you want to dontate food but cannot make it to the run on Thanksgiving day, The Little Rock Athletic Clubs have collection stations in their lobby. Swing by to drop off food up to 2 weeks before Thanksgiving.

Tom’s Tiny Trot!   A short fun run for our little runners and walkers, ages 0 to 8, who might not be able to take on the Go!bbler routes. It’s a quick run around a closed course in the parking lot that starts and finishes under the same huge arch as the main event!  This event starts BEFORE the main run, so the kids can have lots of people cheering them on!  Kids must be accompanied to the start by a parent or guardian, but you don’t have to run with them on this spectator friendly course.  Just get them to the start and cheer them across the finish line!  You won’t want to miss this!

Shirts! Sorry, no shirts this year, so wear one of your fav Go!bbler shirt from years past!!!

SANTA will be there run morning to collect your canned goods, non-perishable food items, and cash donations as your entry fee into The Go!bbler Turkey Trot.  Get a picture with him, and it’s a good chance to tell him how good you’ve been all year!

The Courses:  Three fun courses to choose from that cover many aspects of running such as road, track, trails, and other “surprises” that makes it a tour of beautiful Hillcrest and The Heights.  The race starts and finishes at Tipton Hurst / Sissy’s Log Cabin.  Please note, there will be very limited traffic control on these courses and runners are responsible their own safety when crossing roads. Therefore a reminder: This is NOT A RACE so take your time and enjoy a fun morning run.

The courses are 3 miles, 4 miles, and 6.5 miles. The 4 and 6.5 mile options ARE NOT stroller friendly, due to the technical single track trail.  One water stop at 2.25 miles on the 4 mile route and at 4.5 miles on the 6.5 mile route.

Click to see course map:   3 Mile Course    4 Mile Course    6.5 Mile Course


Questions? Contact Gary at
Water will be available after the run.

We would like to thank our sponsors and friends:

Kinco Constructors

 LR Athletic Clubs, LR Road Runners, Sissy’s Log Cabin, BA Framer, Tipton and Hurst

They support you, so please return that by giving them your business when you can.

 Items that are needed by the Foodbank:

Canned Meat
Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Canned Instant Gravy
Canned Sweet Potatoes
Canned Cranberry Sauce
Boxed Mac and Cheese
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Cornbread Stuffing Mix
NO Glass or Homemade Items. Please.