The 24th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk  drew 7,598 registered participants to downtown Springfield.

This is Springfield’s largest timed 5K run/walk of the year and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, attracting more than 8,000 participants in 2017.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks.

Turkey Trot also serves as one of the largest one-day food drives for Ozarks Food Harvest, which collected more than 10,000 pounds of food at the event in 2017.

Overall race winners were:

Best Overall Male: Quinlan Moll, age 22, at 15:15.

Best Overall Female: Claire McCune, age 20, at 17:47.

Best Masters (over 40) Male: Mike Feldt, age 49, at 18:15.

Best Masters (over 40) Female: Amy Pinegar, 43, at 19:35.

Race results, including age division winners, are posted at

Turkey Trot 2018