Thursday, November 25, 2021

Sports Barn Turkey Trot 2021

About the Race

Chattanooga's longest standing Thanksgiving road race returns this year at the Sportsbarn East for its 31st running!!  

This historic family tradition road race and family walk is hosted by the Chattanooga Track Club, The Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga and Chattanooga's longest standing and most beloved sports club, the Sportsbarn!

Please know that proceeds from our race help promote running and fitness through the Chattanooga Track Club and by providing direct support to our local community members who suffer with kidney disease through the efforts of The Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.

Hosted each year at the SportsBarn East, this event is all about health, and fun, so sign up now and start your Thanksgiving morning with a full-on 8k race or a more leisurely 3 mile walk & fun run with your family and favorite furry four-legger!

Race Events

  • Kiddie-K begins at 8:30 am. (6/10 of a mile run for 12-under)
  • 3 Mile Walk / Jog begins at 8:45 am
  • 8k Race begins at 9:00 am


Dogs and strollers are welcome in both the 3 mile and 8k events (outside only - no dogs allowed inside the Sportsbarn!).  Please do be considerate of other participants and especially be sure and try to not cross paths with returning runners who may be working hard to get their best times or catch that one person ahead of them!


COVID Protocols:  We wil be following CTC standard protocols for safety for as long as COVID is present in our community.  Please see our overall guidelines here: CTC Race Health and Safety Guidelines.

For our 2021 event at the Sports Barn, key safety elements will include:

  • Outdoor packet pickup
  • Social distancing at the race start line by separating particpants into waves based on average paces.
  • Masks are requested at race start for all unvaccinated participants and encouraged for all, to be safe.  Once the pack thins out after starting, masks can come off.
  • Aid stations will be self-serve with water in cups ready for pickup to minimize person-to-person contact with volunteers.  Hand-sanitizer will be available at aid stations.  Volunteers pouring the water will be wearing protective gloves.


Packet Pickup / On-Site Registration

  • Wed Nov 24 9:00am - 6:00pm at Sportsbarn East - Pre-Registered t-Shirt / Packet Pick Up as well as day-before race registration will be available Wednesday, November 27 from 9am-6pm at Sportsbarn East on Lee Hwy. 
  • Thanksgiving Morning at Sportsbarn East
    • 7:00am - 8:15am at Sportsbarn East
      • KK Day of Race Registration / Bib & t-Shirt Pickup
      • 3Mile Walk / Jog Day Of Race Registration / Bib & t-Shirt Pickup
    • 7:00am - 8:30am at Sportsbarn East
      • 8K Day Of Race Registration / Bib & t-Shirt Pickup


Sportsbarn East
 6170 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37421

T-Shirts - Please Read!

Due to supply constraints this year (COVID has just made a mess of everything!), please make sure and register by October 25th to ensure you get a shirt on race day. The 8k and 5k races will include a long-sleeve race t-shirt in the registration fee through November 6 only.

Opt-out pricing and inventory caps

  • For as long as inventory is available, a T-Shirt will be included in the registration fee OR registrants may opt out and save $6.00.
  • As of Novmember 10, the final order for T-Shirts based on registration patterns so far has been placed.  If inventory for any size falls to 0, that size will no longer be available.  The opt-out option will remain available for as long as online registraion is open.


  • 8K Race
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Overall Male and Female, plus
      • Cash awards: $100, $75 and $50 each respectively
    • 1st Place Masters (40+) Male and Female, plus
      • Cash awards: $50 each
    • 1st Place Grand Masters (50+) Winners Male and Female, plus
      • Cash awards: $50 each
    • 1st Place Senior Grand Masters (60+) Winners Male and Female, plus
      • Cash awards: $50 each
    • Age Group Awards - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Male and Female in the following age groups:
      • 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Kiddie K 1st & 2nd Place Male and Female



We will send out emails to all registrants as information here is updated. If you are not on our list and want to be updated with new information, please use the form under the "Ask A Question" tab above or address an email to "TturkeyTrot" at  (using typical email address format:*


Bill Brock
Race Director
2019 Sportsbarn Turkey Trot














Start times:

  • 09:00 AM - 8k
  • 08:45 AM - 3 Mile Walk / Jog
  • 08:30 AM - Kiddie-K

Race director: Bill Brock

Location: 6170 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN, 37421

Event Schedule

Thursday, November 25

07:00 AM - 08:15 AM - 3 Mile and KK Registration, Bib and T-Shirt Pickup at Sports Barn East on Lee Hwy.

07:00 AM - 08:30 AM - RACE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE, Bib and T-Shirt Pickup at Sports Barn East on Lee Hwy.

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM - Kiddie-K

08:45 AM - 10:15 AM - 3 Mile Walk / Jog

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM - 8k

Events & Pricing

8k - Individual

3 Mile Walk / Jog - Individual

Kiddie-K - Individual

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