Turket Trot




Race Information


What is included in my registration?

Each participant receives the following with their registration:

Who receives a t-shirt?

The first 1,500 registered trotters will receive a commemorative race t-shirt.

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

Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds or transfer registrations.

How can I receive a discount on my registration?

Sign up as a team to recieve a discount. The first three trotters who register will have a registration fee of $35. After four trotters register for the team, the pricing will drop to $30 per registrant.


Can anybody register as a team?

Yes! There is no special criteria needed 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!

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 Runners Depot.

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, enjoy the 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 21st and Wednesday, November 22nd from 10 am until 4:30 pm at the UP Center located at 1400 27th 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 am.

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 Vero Beach with our main campus being at 1400 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. We encourage you to learn more about our organization on our website, UPIRC.org. If you would like to come down to our campus and see firsthand how we are breaking the cycle of poverty, please email Development Manager, Allison Zukowski at AZukowski@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.

Who receives an award?

Medals will be mailed to the address provided during registration after the conclusion of the event.