Rotary Club of Orange Thanksgiving Day 5k Turkey Trot & Walk for health

Sat November 28, 2020 Orange, CT 06477 US Directions
525 Orange Center Rd.
Orange, CT US 06477

Join the dedicated men and women of the Rotary Club of Orange for the 7th year as they host one of the fastest growing events in the area. Thanksgiving is the #1 running day in the country and we will help you have fun while burning those calories that will follow!

You'll have a choice of a 5k course to run or walk (as a timed event) or enjoy a one mile untimed walk course. All abilities are welcome. Our 5k (3.11mi) course is safe, scenic and family friendly. Run hard, run easy, push a stroller, move with the's all good! The Orange Police and volunteers will be in place for your journey from the High Plains Community Center, thru the neighborhood, and back. There will be a water table on the course.
The one mile Walk for Health will take place within the grounds of the center on the groomed gravel pathway. In case of inclement weather/poor course condition we will use an alternate road mile course.
Great T-shirts will be given to all pre registered with sizes guaranteed by Nov 10th. After that there may be some available- but not guaranteed. So be safe and smart and register by then! There will be snacks and fluids after you are done- but we know you want to get on your way so don't fill up.
Awards in the 5K event will be given to the Male and Female Champions. In addition the top 3 men and women in each age group will receive medals. If you have to leave quickly we will do our best to have the medals ready for pickup after we verify your result. Our age groups are detailed in the events section.
One mile Walkers will receive  commemorative finisher ribbons.
Our computer chip timing is performed by Fast Track Timing- one of the best known timers on the East Coast. Please check your results before you leave so any errors can be fixed quickly. It is important to understand that you may only use your registered bib. Please do not give yours to another person nor take one offered to you. Doing so will affect the results of the race, potentially affect awards, and delay emergency services if required.  Thank you.
The Rotary Club is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Its organization is open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 clubs and more than 1.2 million members worldwide.
Locally, the Rotary Club of Orange is engaged in numerous charitable activities designed to improve the lives of Orange and beyond.  Carl Russell said, “This race is another example of our fund raising efforts - 100% of all monies raised will be used to provide charitable services and humanitarian support.”
We thank our sponsors and supporters who all help to offset the costs of this event. If you would like to support or sponsor please use our donate button on this site OR contact Carl Russell at
MS Running Productions & Marty Schaivone has provided consulting and support for our event. The 2019 MS Running Productions schedule can be found at Try the Cow Chip Cross Country Run at Trumbull High the Saturday right after this Turkey Trot!


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Pre-Race packet pickup

Pre-race packet picket will take place Wednesday, the 27th,  between 1:00 and 4:00 PM at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT


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