Lansing Turkey Trot VIRTUAL for 2020

Thu November 26, 2020 Lansing, MI 48933 US Directions
Keep the Thanksgiving 5k run/walk tradition alive!
Lansing Turkey Trot is now 100% virtual

In light of the new emergency orders from the State of Michigan on outdoor restrictions due to COVID-19, we have switched the Lansing Turkey Trot to 100% virtual this year.   We know this is very disappointing to all of our runners and walkers and we are very sad to have to make this decision.  

Walk-up Packet Pick Up will be at the Playmakers store on Tuesday 11/24 and Wednesday 11/25 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Look for the Playmakers windwaiver by the Playmakers community center. An email will be sent next week with further packet pickup details.

If you are unfamiliar with a virtual event here are the details: 

·  Run/walk 3.1 miles on your own course and record how long it took you to complete the event. We are encouraging participants to keep the tradition alive and run on Thanksgiving morning, but if another time works better for you then go for it!

· Results: There will not be awards this year.  You can still enter your time to see how you finished. Enter your time HERE

· Have Fun! Post images on social media documenting your run. Tag @michiganrunningfoundation @playmakers and hashtag #lansingturkeytrot2020

Thank you for your support this year.

- Michigan Running Foundation


500 N Grand Ave
Lansing, MI US 48933

The race has changed to all virtual due to orders from the State of Michigan.


The virtual event registration will close on Monday, November 23rd at 11:59 pm. There will be no registration available after 11/23.  Packet pickup details are listed below. Shipping available for virtual participants. 

Thank you to all who have registered so far, we appreciate your support in what has been a challenging year on many fronts, for many people.  This is the 20th annual Lansing Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving morning tradition not only for the participants but for our staff and volunteers.  If you haven't registered yet, consider doing the virtual 5k. Shirts will ship on Friday 11/20 or you can pick up in person at Playmakers.  Details below.  

This race is put on by the Michigan Running Foundation with proceeds supporting youth running in Michigan. In 2019 over $70K in grants were given.

Packet pick up for all participants: At Playmakers, Tuesday 11/24 and Wednesday 11/25 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (both days). Packet pick up will be walk-up outside of the Playmakers community room, look for the windwaiver. If you are running the virtual event you are encouraged to pick up your shirt at packet pick-up. If you are unable to there is a $5 shipping fee and your shirt will be shipped to you. You must have selected that option during registration for your packet to be mailed to you. You are able to pick up other's packets at packet pickup.

The Playmakers store is located at 2299 West Grand River Ave. Okemos, MI 48864.

Virtual race details are listed above at the top of the page. Click HERE (side menu if you are viewing on a mobile device)



Register by Tuesday, November 17th at 11:59 pm to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Adult and youth sizes available.

Long sleeve Gildan 50/50 blend t-shirt.  2020 t-shirt color is maroon!

Course Map (in-person event)

Accurate 5k


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