Traverse City Turkey Trot
November 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Get your gobble on!
The 11th Annual Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot is a family favorite! 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 a grab bag 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.
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. Adults, and children are welcome to join in on the fun, strollers and dogs on non-retractable leashes are allowed. Race beings at 9:15am.
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. Race beings at 9:00am.
Join us at St. Francis High School in Downtown Traverse City. We listened to your feedback in 2017 and chose a new venue that offers better space to accomodate dogs, awards, packet pickup and more!
Packet Pick-up/LEAP Under the Lights
Our traditional packet pick up will be held inside the gymnasium at St. Francis High School on Wednesday, November 21st from 4:00-7:00 pm. Participants may also pick up their packets on race day from 7:00-8:30 AM.
Participants will each receive a long-sleeved “11th Anniversary” t-shirt with registration. T-shirts are guaranteed if you register prior to November 13th! Individual volunteers also receive a long-sleeved tee.
Day of Schedule
7:30am Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup opens
9:00am 5 Mile Flier Start
9:15am 5K Run/Walk Start
Awards for Top Finishers will be available starting at 9:45am.
Canned food donations are welcome and will be given to Father Fred.
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.
Parking is available at St. Francis Parking Lots as well as plenty of free Parking at Cone Drive (same lot as Zombie Run) and on the FIRST FLOOR of the Old Towne Parking garage (behind Maxbauers). FREE neighborhood street parking is also available, but plan to arrive early.