Turket Trot





Race Information


Awards and Prizes


What is included in my registration?

Each participant receives the following with their registration:

I registered but can no longer participate, can I receive a refund?

Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds or transfer registrations. If you are unable to participate in the event, you can still pick-up your race shirt as a keepsake.


How do teams work?

Teams of 5 or more receive a special discount registration. Upon registering, select the team registration type. If your team fails to reach the required minimum of 5 team members, you will be asked to make up the difference in registration cost before picking up your packet. You must list information for each individual on your team.

Can anybody register as a team?

Yes! Other than having at least 5 participants, there is no special criterion to become a team. Your team could be the name of the company the teammates work for, a family name or a totally unique name you create!

How can my team get a tent at the event?

Any team that fundraises $1,000 or more (above their registration fees) will have their efforts rewarded with their own 10’x10’ tent at the race.

Race Information

Is the course a certified 5k route?

Yes, the route has been certified by USA Track & Field. The course has been officially measured at 3.1 miles using the shortest distance traveled.

Is the race timed?

Yes, the race is professionally timed by Run Vero.

Tell me about the course!

Riverside Park is known for its scenic pathways and beautiful views. The route starts on a path on the West Side of the park and winds around both park pathways and closed public streets before finishing back on the West Side of the park near the Grand Pavilion. Throughout the course, participants will enjoy picturesque views of the Indian River and pass by the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Riverside Theatre and Riverside Children’s Theatre, passing under the Merril P. Barber Bridge. Please click here to see the detailed course map.

When and where is packet pick-up?

Early packet pick-up is available on Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Vero Beach Runner’s Depot store located at 436 21st Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. To make things easier, you may also sign for and pick up packets on behalf of your friends or teammates. If you’d rather pick up your packet on race day, please plan to arrive before 7:00 a.m.

Are walkers welcome?

Of course! We are excited to have athletes of all skill levels participate. For everyone’s safety, we ask that you please plan to start at the back of the group and leave room for others to pass.

Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed?

Yes, strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. For everyone’s safety, we ask that you please plan to start near the back of the group and leave room for others to pass.

Will you have a bag check?

No, there will not be an official bag check available. Please only bring the essentials and leave all valuables at home.

What about bad weather?

Florida weather can be unpredictable, but the race will take place rain or shine.


What is the purpose of this race?

The goal of the Trot Against Poverty 5k is to raise funds and awareness for United Against Poverty, whose mission is to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.

How does this event raise money?

Net funds from registrations, participant fundraising and sponsorships will all benefit the mission of United Against Poverty. Here’s your chance to join friends and neighbors in making a meaningful impact in our community while taking part in an unforgettable 5k!

What sponsorship opportunities do you have?

Thank you for your interest in being a sponsor! Please click here for our sponsorship packet which details the opportunities available.

Where can I learn more about United Against Poverty?

We operate two campuses in the Treasure Coast, one in Vero Beach and one in Fort Pierce. We encourage you to learn more about our organization on our website, unitedagainstpoverty.org. If you would like to come down to either of our campuses and see firsthand how we are breaking the cycle of poverty, please email Geoff@unitedagainstpoverty.org to schedule a tour of our facility.

Awards and Prizes

For what categories are you presenting awards?

Top participants will recognized in the following special categories:

The top three male and female finishers in the following age groups will also be recognized:

All participants in stroller division will be excluded from age group awards. All children six and under participating in the free kids race will receive a medal.