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Traverse City Turkey Trot for Charities

November 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Get your gobble on!
The 9th Annual Traverse City Turkey Trot for Charities has been a family favorite for the past nine years. We 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 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 are allowed. Dogs are not allowed to be on Thirlby Field  and/or participate this year but are welcome to cheer on their humans from any other location on the course!

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, 11/23 from 4:30-7pm. Day of, Thursday, 11/24 from 7-8:30am.

Day of Schedule
7:00am Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup opens
9:00am  5 Mile Flier 9:15am 5K Run/Walk (Faster runners please line up in front!)
Awards for Top Finishers will be available starting at 9:30AM.

Awards will be available until 12/31/16 in TCAPS Marketing/Communications office located at  412 Webster Street (2nd Floor, 1st door off of the elevator) between the hours of 8am and 3pm.

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.

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 24, 2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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