Welcome to the Trot Thru the Woods

About Us

The Trot Thru the Woods is an annual 5k and fun run through beautiful Warson Woods residential streets. It is put on by the Warson Woods Running Club.  In  2018,  we  were  able  to  donate  net  proceeds  of  $1,000  to  the  Foster  &  Adoptive Care  Coalition  to  assist  in  their efforts  in  creating  permanency  in  foster  children’s lives  by  recruiting  and  supporting  foster  and  adoptive  families  in  the  metropolitan St.  Louis  region. For the 2019 race, net proceeds will be donated to the World Pediatric Project, which heals critically ill children and builds healthcare capacity in the world. See further information at www.worldpediatricproject.org

Come Join Us

We put on one of the most fun races in town. The 5k is priced right and the fun run is free if you sign up by the end of October! We have great swag, free hot chocolate, free pictures of the race and, of course, the famous running turkey! 

How to Register


Online registration is available via the following link:


Race Details

This year's race will be held on Saturday November 23rd at Rohan Woods School (1515 Bennett Ave, 63122). The 5k starts at 8:00 A.M. sharp followed by the fun run at 9:00. 

Packet pickup is on Friday November 22nd from 3:00 to 6:30 at J Greene's (10017 Manchester Road, 63122). 

Parking is available on race day morning at Rohan Woods School and a vacant parking lot at Flanders and Bennett Ave. There is also street parking available south of Rohan Woods. Please arrive early as parking is limited.

Race day amenities include hot chocolate after the race and free pictures which will be published within 48 hours after the race. There will also be the famous running turkey. 

Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female runners. In addition, age group awards will be presented to the top male and female in the following age groups: 8 & under, 9-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.

All kid fun run participants will receive a cookie medal!


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