Otter trotter 5k

Hit me with your best TROT!

Join Bayou the Otter for the inaugural Otter Trotter 5k. The 5k will begin and end at Mississippi Aquarium.  The Race begins at 8:15 am in front of the Aquarium and ends at the entry plaza. The Aquarium is open Thanksgiving Day from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. making for the perfect way to spend your day, with your family at the Aquarium.

Become a part of our family and create a new tradition with us at the Otter Trotter 5k!

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Registration Information


5k adult 13+(member)


5k child 6-12 (member)


5k adult 13+


5k child 6-12

Registration INCLUDES admission to the Aquarium for Thanksgiving Day 

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EVENT LOCATION: Mississippi Aquarium *Front Service Drive
RACE START TIME: 8:15 a.m.

Race Day Schedule

7:00 a.m.

8:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Packet Pickup

Race Begins

Post Race

Aquarium opens

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the course start and finish?
What is the course like?
Where do I pick up my registration package (bib and t-shirt)
Does the cost of registration include entry to the Aquarium?
When and where is early package pick up?
Are walkers and strollers welcome?
What is the minimum age requirement and do you need a parents or guardian’s consent to participate?
Can I have my favorite pet/dog run with me?
Can I register at early packet pick up? What about on race day?
Can I pick up my friend’s packet?
I registered but now I can’t make it, can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year?
Is there race day packet pick-up?
What if I forget my bib at home?
Will there be restrooms on the course?
The shirt in my packet doesn’t fit, can I exchange it for a different size?
I’m running, can my spouse/family volunteer?
Will there be anything after the race?

Thank you to our generous donors and sponsors!

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