Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 9 AM

Marion High School

8K Run & 5K Family Fun Run/Walk

This race is locally run by a wonderful group of volunteers and because of that there are zero administrative or overhead costs! Proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit the wide range of programs of Horizons; Community Health & Nutrition, Financial Health, Family and Victim Advocacy, and Transportation. Horizons is a nationally accredited not-for-profit human services agency serving, educating, and assisting individuals and families at every stage of life so that they may achieve self-sufficiency and their personal best.  For more information, please visit

Additional proceeds also benefit the Feeding Lunch to Youth program (FLY), a program supported by the churches of Marion. FLY provides lunches to low-income school age children during school breaks so that they will have a healthy lunch and not go without.

*Update: In 2018, $25,000 of the race proceeds went to Horizons and $2,500 went to the FLY program!

A pancake breakfast will begin before the race starting at 7:30 am and will continue during and after the race. All runners and volunteers are welcome to eat free of charge. For family and friends the cost is $6.


7:30 AM: Pancake breakfast starts serving. Volunteers and runners eat free of charge and all others the cost is $6.

9:00 AM: 8K Run (chip timing ONLY with 8K Run); 5K Family Fun Run/Walk

10:00 AM: Awards presentation – Marion High School, 675 S 15th Street, Marion


Marion High School, 675 S 15th Street, Marion

Start: Marion High School, 675 S 15th Street, Marion
Finish: Marion High School, 675 S 15th Street, Marion

Packet Pick-Up & Late Registration:

The online registration site will close 2 days before the race so you can register in person at the times below. Cash and checks will be accepted for in-person registrations.

Friday, Nov. 15th: 4:00 – 7:00 PM  & Saturday, Nov. 16th: 7:45 – 8:30 AM

Marion High School
675 S 15th Street, Marion, IA


There is a north and south lot at the high school that people can park in and also lots at Starry Elementary across the street. You’re also free to park on any of the surrounding streets around the high school but please do not block the driveways of residents in neighborhoods.

2019 Results Are Now Available – Click Here!