Virtual Turkey Trot

All SWTJC locations will be closed Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Remote offices reopen and remote classes resume on Monday, November 30th at 8:00 am.

TTurkey Trot logo of turkey running with headphones and athletic gear

2020 Photo Gallery

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Irma Garcia

Turkey Trot David Forbes

Dr. David Forbes

Turkey Trot Nick and Olivia Rish

Nick and Olivia Rish

Turkey Trot Esperanza Gonzales

Esperanza Gonzales

Come Here Go There - our turkeys get to go EVERYWHERE!

Join our 36th Annual SWTJC Turkey Trot Virtual Event

Friday, November 20 - Thursday, November 26

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General Information

Southwest Texas Junior College will host the 36th Annual SWTJC Turkey Trot as a virtual event. Due to the continuing restrictions to avoid large gatherings, we will offer virtual options to maintain safety for our community while promoting a long-standing Southwest Texas tradition.

Virtual Events: Fees:
5K Run or Walk** $30
10K Run or Walk** $30
1 Mile Run or Walk Kids** $25
5K Bike, 8K Bike, 16K Bike** $30
Race Swag Only** $30
Race Shirt Only** $15
Race Beanie Hat Only** $15
Race Shirt and Beanie Hat** $25
Race Swag Only sale ends on November 26, 2020
**Fees apply for payment processing 

Virtual Event Registration

Event Date: November 20, 2020 - November 26, 2020
Registration Fee: $30 - $40

Early Registration: $30

September 20, 2020 - November 13, 2020. The race packet will be mailed on November 16, 2020. Your shirt size is guaranteed.

Registration includes an AWESOME finisher medal, t-shirt, and race commemorative beanie hat.

Late Registration: $40

November 14, 2020 - November 26, 2020. The race packet mailed out within two days of order. Your shirt size is not guaranteed.

Registration includes an AWESOME finisher medal, t-shirt, and race commemorative beanie hat.

How Virtual Run Works:

  • Register to secure your spot.

  • Get your commemorative event gear mailed straight to your door!

  • Run/Walk/Bike the distance on a course of your choosing between Friday, November 20th - Thanksgiving Day, November 26th. Feel free to use your favorite tracking app or sports watch to help keep track of your time and distance.

  • Submit your results and post your picture, share (brag!) with your friends using this year’s commemorative beanie contest. This year we will award: "Trim" Your Beanie by "Dressing" it Up awards: Post your #tag entry photo of you strutting your stuff. The most likes in each category will receive some "Extra Stuffing" in the mail. "Trim" Your Beanie by "Dressing" it up contest is open to all virtual event categories.

  • Take a picture showing that you completed your virtual run, send it to us at and/or post it on social media using the hashtag: #SWTJCturkeytrot, #SWTJCvirtualrun and tag us @swtjc.

Prize Categories

“Trim” your Beanie by “Dressing” It Up!

#Gobble-luscious Award – Most Want-to-eat-your-beanie Beanie

#Turkish Delight Award – Most Visually Appealing Beanie

#Strut Your Stuff-ing Award – Best Organized Beanie

#Cutest Giblet Award – Cutest Youth Beanie

#Hot Tamale Award – Best Mexican Themed Beanie

#Wild Turkey Award – Oddest Looking Beanie

#Crème de la Crème Award – Best Dessert Themed Beanie

#Wishbone Winner – Duo with Best Thanksgiving Themed Beanies

#Cornucopia Award – Group with Best Thanksgiving Themed Beanies

#Drumstick Honor – Runner-up in each category