Sheppard Pratt Frederick Turkey Trot

November 25, 2021 Frederick, MD 21701 US Directions RaceJoy Ready

The last opportunity to pickup packets will be between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday, November 24th. Online registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, November 23rd. We will accept onsite registration from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday, November 24th.  

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We’re back and in person! Registration is now open for the 19th annual Sheppard Pratt Frederick Turkey Trot. Lace up your sneakers and join us Thanksgiving Day, November 25, for a 5K run and 1K fun run/walk! For those unable to join us in person, we are offering a virtual option for the 5K run. Grab your family, friends, and fellow runners, and register today.

Sheppard Pratt touches the lives of more than 70,000 individuals each year in more than 160 programs across Maryland—including inpatient and outpatient treatment, housing, education, job training and rehabilitation services among many others—inspiring hope and helping people live their fullest, most satisfying lives. Proceeds from the race support care for the people who turn to us for help.

The safety and health of our participants and staff comes first! We are actively following local and state guidelines. In the case we need to cancel the in-person event, we will adjust the event to be 100% virtual.

Race Contact Info

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Baker Park
2nd & Bentz Streets
Frederick, MD US 21701
Race Day Schedule

1K fun run/walk – 8:00 a.m.

5K run – 8:30 a.m.

This is a stroller friendly event. Bicycles are not permitted.

Packet Pick-Up


604 Solarex Court, Frederick, MD 21703

Dates & Times:

  • Monday, November 22: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November  23: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m
  • Wednesday, November 24: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m..

There will be no packet pick-up or registration option on race day.

Registration Fees

LIVE Participants*:  There is no race day packet pick-up or registration!!! You must pick-up your bib no later than 2pm on Wednesday, November 24th. 

5K Run

Now - November 21 -                 $30.00 (Online Registration)
November 22 - November 23-   $35.00 (Online Registration closes at 11:59pm, Tuesday Nov. 23)
November 24 - Wednesday-      $40.00 (In-Person Registration Only 10am-2pm)

1K Fun Run/Walk

Now – November 23-  $10.00 (no race shirt included, Online Registration closes at 11:50pm, Tuesday Nov. 23)
Wednesday Nov. 24-   $15.00 (no race shirt included, In-Person Registration Only 10am-2pm)

*Those who registered prior to October 22 are guaranteed a race shirt. Online registration may occur up until 11:59 p.m. on November 23 but race shirts are not guaranteed at packet pick-up.


Virtual Participants**:

5K Run

Now - November 21                   $30.00
ovember 22 - November 23    $35.00 

You will receive a link to download your digital bib when you register.

With our virtual race option, you can run anywhere—your neighborhood, a trail, your treadmill, etc. All participants will be provided with access to RaceJoy, an interactive race app that delivers real-time performance information, allows your family and friends to virtually cheer you on as well as submit race results. You may also use your own GPS or other method to track your time. Virtual participants can run beginning November 25 at 12:00 a.m. through November 28 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Participants who wish to have their time considered for the virtual race results need to register, run, and have their results by November 28 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Virtual race results are separate from the in-person race results, and no medals will be given for virtual participants.


5K awards will include top three overall male and female, and the top three in each age group. Age groups are as follows: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Awards are for the in-person 5K only.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Sheppard Pratt Frederick Turkey Trot.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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