Mercer County Turkey Trot

Thu November 26, 2020 West Windsor, NJ US 08550 Directions

5K Run

$33 8:30AM EST
1,300 spots left. Registration Opens June 29, 2020 at 12:00am EDT

1Mi Walk/Fun Run

$33 8:45AM EST
200 spots left. Registration ends November 25, 2020 at 3:40pm EST
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Mercer County Park
West Windsor, NJ US 08550

The Seventh Annual Mercer County Turkey Trot - a 5K race and 1 Mi walk on Thanksgiving Morning in Mercer County Park - will take place on Thursday, November 28, 2019.  The 5K race kicks off at 8:30 am from the West Picnic area. The walk/fun run will begin immediately after the 5K run has started.  More information about parking and the race course will be available at as we get closer to the race day.

This is the seventh annual event being organized by a Race Committee of Mercer County residents.  The race committee will oversee the donation of the net proceeds from the event to local food pantries.  If you or your organization are interested in supporting the Mercer County Turkey Trot, please contact

Logistics (Packet Pick-up, Parking, Food Donation, etc.)

Packet pick-up

Race bibs, Mercer County Turkey Trot t-shirts and  information and items from our sponsors can be picked up Sunday, November 24 or Tuesday, November 26 (and yes, you can pick up the packet of a friend or relative!!). Both Pickups will occur at McCaffrey's in West Windsor in the Bistro area upstairs.  On Sunday, we will be there from 9:30am-3pm, and on Tuesday, we will be there from 5-8pm. Thank you to McCaffrey's for their sponsorship and support! The store is located at 335 Princeton Hightstown Rd, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550.

Packet pickup on Race Day (for those of you who are unable to make it prior to Race Day) will begin at 7 am in the pavilion at the West Picnic Area in Mercer County Park. PLEASE try and pickup your packet on November 24th or November 26th to minimize the crunch before the race.


Please park at Fields 3 and 9 (across the street from the West Picnic Area drive) or the Marina (next to the West Picnic Area to the east).  We strongly suggest that those who are fast runners park at the Fields 3 and 9 lot as it will be easier to get out if you need to leave before the other runners finish their race.

Pre-Race Warmup

The 5K will begin at 8:30 am, with the Fun Run/Walk beginning right after the runners leave.

Hamilton Physical Therapy Services will be available for pre- and post-race stretches from 7:00-10:00 am.  They will be located in a small tent directly next to the Pavilion.  They will also be providing light Thanksgiving snacks.

There will also be a short warm-up session from 8 to 8:15 am, led by OrangeTheory Fitness.

Food Donations

In addition to the Event proceeds benefiting the local food pantries, we are also collecting non-perishable food and non-food items, which will be donated to the pantries after the Race. Please remember to bring these items to the Race.

Here are some suggestions of items the food pantries have indicated they particularly need. No glass containers please. 

  • Canned goods (fruit, soup – all varieties, vegetables, tuna, chicken, chili)
  • Shelf stable milk (like Parmelat)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Granola bars
  • Boxes of cereals, pasta, rice 
  • Honey (plastic container)
  • Fruit singles
  • Pudding singles
  • Juice boxes
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Non-food items are welcome as well (e.g., shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, bars of soap, disposable razors)

The course has been certified (see map below).  Search for it at USTAF (NJ19003JLW). 



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