The Experience

Come and celebrate family, friends and fitness as we indulge in the beauty of Historic Downtown Powell while completing this 4-mile tree lined course. The Thanksgiving festivities will begin at Village Green Pavilion.

Free Craft Beer or Custom Socks

We don’t drink wine and our mothers make the best pie. To show our appreciation for your attendance and in honor of your accomplishment, each participant 21 and over will receive a large bottle of Sideswipe Brewing’s tasty fall beer offerings.* Participants in the 4-miler under 21 will receive custom socks.

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The Tradition

Each Thanksgiving we look for opportunities to give back. The Powell Turkey Trot is no exception. In addition to our book drive, we will be supporting the Olentangy Elementary School’s art program. Upon completion of the race you will be rewarded with a finely crafted award, created by our local elementary students.

Prize Purse $2,500

Top Male and Female $450
Second Male and Female $250
Third Male and Female $150
Fourth Male and Female $100
Fifth Male and Female $90
Sixth Male and Female $80
Seventh Male and Female $70
Eighth Male and Female $60


As part of an effort to ensure Delaware County children come to kindergarten prepared to learn, United Way of Delaware County (UWDC) is an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Imagination Library was founded in 1995 by the Dollywood Foundation to ensure every pre-school child could have their own library of books.

The Delaware County Imagination Library is another piece in the puzzle to helping preschoolers advance.  Each month, from the day a child is born until his/her 5th birthday, a carefully-selected book is mailed to the child’s home for $25/year. However, ALL children living in Delaware County are eligible for the program regardless of their ability to pay, as UWDC offers sponsorships for families who are unable to pay for their child(ren).

100% of donations designated specifically for Imagination Library go directly to enrolling children in the program; which now includes 541 children in Delaware County. Of those children, 83% are sponsored through the generosity of individual, corporate donations and events.

Sign up at www.mylittlelibrary.org or call Brande Urban at United Way of Delaware County at 614.436.8929 regarding sponsorships. Or sign up online to sponsor a child to inspire a lifetime love of reading.

Book Drive

In our efforts to lace up for literacy, we will be collecting books and magazines this year that are in good used conditions for ages 1-17. All books and magazines collected will be donated to the Books for Bedtime charity. Books for Bedtime is a charity started here in Columbus, Ohio by an 11-year-old girl who took it among herself to help educate others.  Please bring good condition books to packet pickup, or on race day.


47 Hall St. Lot is open
South Lawn at Village Green Park (Weather dependent like Powell Festival)
Village Academy – They have graciously opened their lot to us
Neighborhood Parking – Any legal parking location within the city

Packet Pickup

There will NOT be any race day registration or packet pickup. You must register online by Wednesday, November 23 or in person during the packet pickup

Location: Council Chambers at 47 Hall St, Powell OH

Date: Wednesday 11/22

Hours: 10:00am – 9:00pm


7:15am – Book Drive Opens

8:00am – Wobble ’till you Gobble Kids Fun Run

8:30am – Powell Turkey Trot 4-Miler Starts


When do I show my ID for my Beer?

Bring your ID on RACE DAY

Beer tags will be attached to the running bibs for all participants over the age of 21.
We will NOT check IDs at packet pickup.
IDs will be required for all runners over 21 on Race DAY.

Can I run with a stroller?

Yes, strollers are welcomed on the 4 mile course.  We do ask that strollers start towards the back to ensure the safety of all participants and riders.

Can I run with my dog?

Due to liability purposes dogs are not permitted on the race course. Participants will NOT be allowed on the course with their dogs,

Can I walk the 4 Mile Course?

Yes, the course will be open for 1 hour and 20 minutes.  If you are not able to walk the course in that time frame you may be asked to move to the sidewalk. But, don’t worry the finish line will remain open longer for you to get your finisher award, beer, and photos.

Can I see the course map?

Here it is: Course Map

Registration Pricing

  • Standard Registration
    Available Through 8/31
  • $ 38.00
  • Fashionably Late Registration
    Available Through 11/16
  • $ 45.00
  • Race Week Registration
    Available Through 11/22
  • $ 50.00

SPONSORS – We Cant Thank Them Enough

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Race Start – 47 Hall Street, Powell, OH

Must be 21 years or older to receive alcohol.

Powell Turkey Trot registration is non-cancelable AND non-transferable.

Race day registration is not accepted.