The oldest, consecutively run road race in Kentucky, the Turkey Trot. circa 1966.

UofL’s Turkey Trot, the oldest consecutively-run road race in Kentucky, is Monday, Nov. 21. The women’s race begins at noon, while the men’s race will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Sponsored by the University of Louisville’s intramural sports department, the Turkey Trot first began in 1953. The race starts in the middle of campus and runs the campus perimeter. The women’s race is 1 mile and the men’s race is 2 miles.

According to director of intramurals, Dale Ramsay, the race runs regardless of weather conditions and has been done in frigid cold, snow and rain. Winners of the race will receive intramural champion t-shirts.

“It’s a significant race, part of the history of UofL,” Ramsay said. “There’s not a lot of things that have been going on at UofL for 63 years. It’s part of culture of the university.”

For more information about the Turkey Trot contact the office of intramurals at 852-6707.

Bria Staten-Favors
Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.