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Traverse City Turkey Trot for Charities

November 26, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Get your gobble on!
The 8th Annual Traverse City Turkey Trot for Charities has been a family favorite for the past eight years. Start Thanksgiving day off right with two different race distances; a 5K and a 5 mile, to promote healthy lifestyles as well as give back to local charities.

All runners receive a commemorative long-sleeved Turkey Trot t-shirt as well as draw string style back pack loaded with bottled water, coupons and SWAG worth well more than the price of entry!

Invite the whole family to participate in this one-of-a-kind event in Traverse City, MI. The Petoskey Turkey Trot is also hosted the same day in Petoskey, MI.

5K Run/Walk Race Event
The 5K will find you shoulder to shoulder with fun runners and families, and those ready for a bit of exercise prior to a Thanksgiving Celebration.

5M Flier
The 5 Mile Flier is great for those seeking a longer distance.  The course is similar to the 5K and travels a little father towards the bay. The runners will then travel to finish on Thirlby Field.

Packet Pick-up/LEAP Under the Lights
At Thirlby Field Wednesday, 11/26 from 5-7pm. Day of from 7-8:30am.

Day of Schedule
7:00am Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup opens
9:00am Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk & 5M Flier – WAVES
9:45am Awards for Top Finishers

5k & 5M – Top 3 Overall M/F Finishers; Top Master M/F; Top  M/F Age Group Finishers.  Age groups are generally: up to 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80 or higher.  Results will be posted during the event and on this web site.

Canned food donations are welcome and will be given to local Food Pantries. Please bring along two or more cans of food to the race site.

This event will take place no matter the weather, so be sure to bring an extra layer. No gear check at the event. The Event is not responsible for any lost items.

The Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk for Charity and 5 M Flier takes place on Thanksgiving morning in beautiful downtown Traverse City, MI. Parking is available at Thirlby Field Stadium Parking Lots. There is NO charge. FREE neighborhood street parking is also available, but plan to arrive early.

Race Results 
Results will be posted online as well as the Record Eagle after the race.

Because of course confusion in years past, dogs are no longer allowed to participate. Thirlby Field does not allow us access to have pets on the field. Sorry for the inconvenience!


November 26, 2015
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Up North Media


Thirlby Field
400 W 13th St
Traverse City , MI 49686 Select a Country:
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