UF Health Jacksonville Tony’s Turkey Trot 5K

1 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233

Thursday, November 28, 2024

8:00 AM

About this Race

Thursday, November 28, 2024

5K at 8:00 AM | 1 Mile at 9:30 AM

The 10th Annual Tony’s Turkey Trot 5K for Brain Injury Awareness hosted by UF Health Jacksonville will take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2024 in Atlantic Beach, FL. By participating in Tony’s Turkey Trot 5K, you advance lifesaving care during the early critical stages of the injury and support the holistic care of traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors in our community.


Entry Fees

5KOne mile
Through September 30th$40$25
October 1st to November 26th$45$25
Starting Nov. 27th and Race Day$50$25

Each entrant will receive a custom designed long-sleeve shirt with entry, subject to availability.

Sorry, No Refunds

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Packet Pickup

Race Packet Pick-Up sponsored by Johnson’s Custom Cabinetry will be available on the following days/locations:

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 26th and 27th – One Ocean Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach

Parking will be available in the Seahorse Oceanfront Inn parking lot.

Tuesday November 26th- 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM

Wednesday November 27th- 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM

Race day pick-up – One Ocean Resort and Spa, Atlantic Beach

6 AM until 8 AM – In the Solaria Room


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5K Course

Mile Course


Get your team together and win awards for most funds raised and most team members.

Steps to setup and join team.

  1. Individual registers as team captain and sets up the team.
  2. Team captain then invites others to join the team.
  3. People joining the team sign up at the Join A Team link.
  4. Each team member can raise funds individually to count toward the team total.



  • Overall male & female.
  • Overall masters male & female (over 40 years of age).
  • Overall grand-masters male & female (over 50 years of age).
  • Top finisher in each age groups for male & female will be categorized as below. 10 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 and over.



Largest Team (Based on registration)


Team raising the most donations.

COSTUME CONTEST – Best Male & Female



Are you interested in sponsoring one of the largest races in Jacksonville? Reach out to UF Health Jacksonville’s Assistant Director of Development & Events, Megan Methven at megan.ortega@jax.ufl.edu or 904-244-1061 for more information.


Proceeds from Tony’s Turkey Trot are an investment in vital, lifesaving work at UF Health Jacksonville, in our community and across the region. Funds raised through the 2023 Tony’s Turkey Trot have supported and/or will support:

  • 27 patients in the the UF Health Jacksonville Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., Brain Wellness Program through one calendar year for housing and transportation
  • 44 patients in the UF Health Jacksonville Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., Brain Wellness Program for the Equine Program. The equine program, facilitated by Jacksonville Equestrian Center: H.O.R.S.E Therapies, offers half-day programming on Saturdays during the IOP sessions. Participants engage in interactions with horses, which have been shown to provide a range of benefits, including improved balance, coordination, and strength, as well as enhanced self-confidence, communication skills, and emotional regulation.
  • Help to provide education around TBI’s and brain injuries through the UF Health Jacksonville Trauma Prevention Education Program
  • The purchase of two Video Laryngoscopes. Often trauma patients, particularly TBI patients require intubation (breathing tubes) to support them.
  • 10 members at the Brooks Rehabilitation Brain Injury Clubhouse for one month

Whether you are running, walking, trotting, participating virtually, promoting on social media or making a donation, by supporting UF Health Jacksonville Tony’s Turkey Trot, YOU are a part of the lifesaving work we do with TBI’s and other brain injuries everyday.