GDTC Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Thu November 25, 2021 Derry, NH 03038 US Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

39 Pond Road
Derry, NH US 03038

Thanksgiving Day - November 25, 2021 - 9:00 AM
Galliens Town Beach on Beaver Lake

The deadline to receive a shirt was 11/8/21. Shirts are no longer available for any of the options.


First Student requires masks be worn by anyone riding on their buses.

Face coverings are NOT REQUIRED while participating (running or walking on the course), in the Start Zone, and warming up or cooling down when physical distancing can be maintained. 

Food Donations - For ALL ENTRIES we request a donation of any non-perishable canned good or dry food item. All food donations go to food pantries in the Greater Derry area to help the needy. If you forget your donation we ask for a small cash donation which will go to the food pantry.

 ADULTS (13 & older)KIDS (12 & under)
Pre-Registration (Online Registration)$25$10 

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup
Will be on  Sunday 11/21 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Derry Sports and Rehab, 23A Crystal Ave, Derry
AND Wednesday 11/24 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at Galliens Beach. There will be  race day registration or packet pick up this year. It is highly recommended to come Wednesday afternoon.

Shirt, Raffle And Post Race Amenities

  • High quality long sleeve, with 4 color logo design to anyone who registers by November 8th. see entry fees above.
  • Hydrate after the race with plenty of post race beverages along with Gatorade and water.
  •  Walkers are welcomed to join us.


  • Awards will go to the First Male and Female Finishers 

There will be some post race food and beverages, but congregating in the post race area will not be permitted - we will be encouraging runners/walkers to head for the shuttles. 

Parking will be available at the Pinkerton Academy and there will be continuous bus transportation from the Pinkerton Academy parking lot to the race site from 8 am to 11 am. Map

Parking will not be allowed on Route 102.

The Course
Certified 5k (3.1 miles) course USATF #NH9306WN. The scenic course takes you clockwise around the residential roads of Beaver Lake, a highly sought after residential location in Derry. The course has several scenic vistas and has been really beautiful in the past with accompanied by a fresh layer of snow falling before or during the race. Check our the Course Map and Elevation Chart

Want to see how the course looks like and where to turn and start climbing up and running down? We have added a video of the course filmed by

Directions for Packet Pick up Only
From Route 93, take Exit 4. Follow Route 102 East and proceed through Derry center to rotary. Follow Route 102 off rotary east approximately 1 mile to Galliens Beach and Beaver Lake on right. Parking permitted anywhere on North side of Route 102 or West side of Pond Road, bordering Beaver Lake. Please observe coned areas for no parking.

Directions for Parking at Pinkerton Academy the day of the race
From Route 93, take Exit 4. Follow Route 102 East and proceed through Derry center to rotary. At the rotary take your 4th exit and continue up to Pinkerton Academy Parking lot about 1/4 mile up Route 28 ByPass (North Main Street).

If weather looks threatening check this website to see if the event has been cancelled. If cancelled, no refunds and pick up of TShirts at a later date is responsibility of race entrant.

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