Frederick Turkey Trot 5K-2019

Thu November 28, 2019 Frederick, MD US 21701 Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

William Talley Rec Center
2nd & Bentz Streets
Frederick, MD US 21701

Way Station, Inc., a wholly-integrated part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, is hosting our annual 5k run and 1k fun run/walk on Thanksgiving Day. This event benefits children, adolescents and adults with serious mental illness by enabling Way Station to assist them with their daily living, housing and employment goals.

The Frederick Turkey Trot has become an annual Thanksgiving morning tradition in beautiful, historic downtown Frederick, MD. For over 15 years, Way Station has been hosting this event, bringing family, friends and local business together for a morning of fun, fellowship and exercise. It’s a great start to your Thanksgiving Day and the holiday season. Your participation and support of this event benefits individuals in your community who are living with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. Way Station and Sheppard Pratt Health System staff provide person-centered services and support, helping clients work towards achieving their personal goals of living, working in, and enjoying the community.

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Course Map
Race Details

Start & Finish: William Talley Rec Center, 2nd & Bentz Streets, Frederick, MD 21701


Parking: Arrive early to ensure parking on the surrounding streets (W. Patrick St, Carroll Parkway, Bentz St, etc.). The police will close 2nd Street and others in the immediate vicinity around 7:00am. There is a parking garage in the 100 block of W. Patrick Street that would be convenient too.


Race Day Schedule:
7:00-8:15 Registration / Packet Pick Up
7:45 Opening Ceremony
8:00 1K Start (Medals for 10 and under participants immediately following)
8:30 5K Start
10:00 5K Medals / Awards

Awards: Medals for the young 1K trotters. Trophies for the overall top female and male 5K runners and medals for the 5K top finishers in different age/gender categories

Timing: This event will be professionally chip timed using disposable bib tags on the back of the race bibs! Bibs must be worn on the front of your shirt and be visible at all times. Results will be provided by Racine Timing and will be available LIVE. We will provide a web link to results that you can share with your family and friends so they can follow your race on their web devices.



From Washington, DC: Take I-270 North to Frederick. I-270 becomes Route 15 at the Frederick County line. Proceed on Route 15 and exit at Rosemont Avenue. When you come off the ramp, you will come to a traffic light. Go straight through the traffic light and now you will be on W. Second Street.

From Hagerstown, MD: Take I-70 East and exit at the Frederick Exit. Once you come off the ramp you will be on Route 40 heading East. Keep going East (past all the shopping malls). Take the Route 15 North exit (it will be on the left). Once you are on Route 15 North, take the Rosemont Avenue exit. When you come off the ramp, you will come to a traffic light. Go straight through the traffic light and now you will be on W. Second Street.

From Gettysburg, PA: Take Route 15 South and exit at the Rosemont Avenue exit. As you come off the ramp, keep bearing right onto Rosemont Avenue. At the very next traffic light, turn right onto W. Second Street.

From Baltimore, MD: Take I-70 West. Exit at the Route 15 North (Gettysburg) exit. Proceed north on Route 15 and get off at the Rosemont Avenue exit. When you come off the ramp, you will come to a traffic light. Go straight through the traffic light and now you will be on W. Second Street. Once on W. Second Street you will pass Culler Lake on your right. When you come to the intersection of W. Second Street and College Ave., find a parking space because the race will start in the block ahead of you --just past the tennis courts. The Armory is at the corner of W. 2nd Street and Bentz Street.

Volunteer Opportunities

To put on a race this large, it takes the work of many volunteers. We welcome all the help we can get! If you’re not running but you’d like to be part of this super community event, you can volunteer! We could use help during Packet Pick Up or on Race Day. If interested, please contact us via email at
For anyone needing documented volunteer time, we ask that any documentation required be submitted to the race coordinator 2-weeks prior to the race. But we also need to clarify that running in the race doesn’t count towards volunteer time.
Understand that Race Day volunteers will need to report to the Drees Ticket Booth at Baker Park at 6:30am the morning of the race for your volunteer assignment. If you have a certain task that you want to help with, please let us know in advance.

It’s a great way to start Thanksgiving Day!


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