Hit me with your best TROT!

Join Bayou the Otter on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021 for the 2nd Annual 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+ (non-member)


5k child 6-12 (non-member)

Registration INCLUDES admission to the Aquarium for Thanksgiving Day 

*Ages 5 and under are not required to pay 5k registration.  However, a spectator non runner ticket will need to be purchased for children ages 3-5 for aquarium admission, or regular child admission if purchased DAY OF.

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  • Guests of race participants are required to pre-purchase a non-runner ticket in order to enter campus post race. Non-runner tickets can be added during the registration process at check out and are discounted. Day of race will be regular admission price.
  • Participants must register prior to November 15 at 2PM to guarantee a commemorative Otter Trotter t-shirt, celebratory Otter Trotter Medal,  and a runners bib.

STARTING LINE: Mississippi Aquarium *Front Service Drive
FINISH LINE: Mississippi Aquarium Entry Gate
RACE START TIME: 8:15 a.m.

Race Day Schedule

7:00 a.m.

7:45 a.m.

8:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Packet Pickup

day of registration ends

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?
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