Oakville-Burlington Turkey Trot Trail Race


Still need to work off that turkey dinner that you indulged in earlier this week? This Sunday, October 20, head over to Bronte Creek and walk or run the Turkey Trot!

There’s a run for everyone, including:

  • 5 km Run
  • 5 km Walk
  • 5 km Nordic Pole Walking
  • 10 km Run


Take in the beautiful fall sights and sounds as you run the trails at Bronte Park.



This unique race experience was started by the Rotary Club of Burlington North. Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit Start2Finish, a running and reading club and after school program that benefits economically challenged children through enhanced literacy and physical activity.

If you haven’t already registered for the Turkey Trot, you can still do so online, but today is the last day for online registration. You can still register on race day at the park.

So, why should I sign up for the Turkey Trot?

Here are a few great reasons:

  • Support a great cause
  • Get some exercise in a fun environment, close to home in Burlington
  • Take in some gorgeous fall scenery while you exercise
  • Wooden laser-engraved medals for all finishers
  • Free entry into the park
  • Fabulous food
  • Fabulous door prizes – each racer gets three tickets to enter into the prize they’d like to win!

Where and when does the race take place?

The Turkey Trot takes place at Bronte Creek, Breckon Shelter, Parking Lot F. If you’re registering the morning of, make sure you’re there by 8:30am to register and pick up your race kit and chip timing. 

Races start at 10 am for 5 km and 10 km runs, and 10:05 am for 5 km walk and Nordic pole walking.

Did we mention the gorgeous fall scenery?



Or maybe this?



You might want to bring your camera to take in some of the fall colours after your race.

Happy walking or running!


About the Author Teresa Baerg

Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: teresakbaerg.com