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Turkey Trot

9:00a Sat, November 20, 2021
Lauren Hartwick
(512) 398-3479

Ready, Set….Gobble! Join us for a 1-mile or 5K run/walk to celebrate fall in the park!

Don your athletic gear, and come on down to Lockhart State Park! Our Turkey Trot will be a fun run/walk on the park golf course and park trails. There will be two distances to choose from: 1-mile or 5K (3.1 miles), which both start at 9am. This event is open to runners and walkers of all speeds and sizes, along with their canine companions (on a leash, please). Neither course is ADA accessible, but the 1-mile route is stroller-friendly. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place finishers. A race clock will be on-hand for those who wish to see their finish times. This event is rain or shine. No registration required, but park entrance fees do apply.

Strut off that stuffing and enjoy your beautiful park in a new way during this fun athletic event!!Turkey Trot Course Map

Course:  The starting line will be located just west of our park headquarters building. Participants will follow the paved cart paths of the golf course until they approach Park Road 10. At the road, folks participating in the 1-mile event will turn around and follow the paved golf cart path back to the headquarters building. Folks participating in the 5k event will continue right up Park Road 10 and then turn left onto Chisholm Trail. The 5k course will follow Chisholm Trail, Fence Line Trail, Creekview Trail, Hilltop Trail, and Comanche Loop before retracing its steps. The finish line is the same as the starting line for both races. Both courses will be well-marked, and an information booth will be on hand at the starting line for participants who have questions. There are several hills on the 5k course, which may make it challenging for some runners. Trails do contain narrow, rocky, and steep areas, so participants are advised to use caution. There will be water stations at the 1-mile, 2-mile, and 2.5-mile markers. Spectators are welcome to watch the race from the starting line or from the Creekview Trailhead (at the end of the paved loop in the park).  

Prepare:  Dress for your level of physical activity. Layers and athletic shoes are recommended. This event is rain or shine. If it rains, please be aware that there may be muddy and/or slippery areas on the course, so participants are advised to use caution. No registration required.

Meet:  The starting line is just west of our Park Headquarters building. Please park and check into the park at Park HQ before meeting us at the starting line. Overflow parking is located in the picnic area of the park. Please arrive early to allow yourself time to park and check in.

Fees:  Event is free with paid entry to the park. Regular park entrance fees are $3/adult, free for children 12 & under.