18th Annual Frederick Turkey Trot 2020

Thu November 26 - Sun November 29, 2020 RaceJoy Ready

Virtual 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

$10 Registration ends November 25, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

$25 Price increases after November 21, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.sheppardpratt.org/turkey-trot/.



Turkey Trot 2020

Thursday, November 26 – Sunday, November 29, 2020

Our Frederick Turkey Trot is going virtual for 2020!

Kick off Thanksgiving weekend by joining us virtually for our annual Turkey Trot. This year, we are hosting a virtual 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk to ensure the health and safety of all participants. You can join us from any neighborhood, in any city, and complete the race on your schedule.

The race will “start” at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, November 26 and “end” on Sunday, November 29 at 11:59 p.m. And while it will be a lot of fun to have as many turkeys as possible trotting on Thanksgiving morning, this will allow you to complete the race on your schedule.

Sheppard Pratt touches the lives of more than 80,000 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.

Register now! Race t-shirts can be included for the 5K run for an additional $5 fee.


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


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 18th Annual Frederick Turkey Trot 2020.

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
Registration Fees

5K Run
August 31 – October 15: $20 (+$5 additional for race shirt and shipping)
October 16 – November 21*: $25 Adults (+$5 additional for race shirt and shipping), $20
17 and Under (+$5 additional for race shirt and shipping)
November 22 – November 25: $30 Adults, $25 17 and Under

*Participants of the 5K must register by November 6 to receive a race shirt. 

1-mile Fun Run/Walk
Now – November 25: $10 (no shirt)


Running the Race

The best part of a virtual race? 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.

Race Results

If you use the RaceJoy app, your results will be automatically submitted after you run. Otherwise, to submit results from another GPS tracking app or device, you will need to “opt-in” to receive either text or email notifications when you register. This will be the first step to be able to submit your time, after you complete your race, to get your results published. Results will be displayed as “overall” and “age group.” You must run your race during the scheduled time period for consideration in the results. Runs completed outside of this window will not be included. As there is no way to ensure accuracy or a fair comparison of times submitted, the results are for bragging rights only!  

Fundraising and Teams

As we go virtual this year, we’d like to invite you to have friends and family members join you as you Trot! Friends and family from anywhere in the United States can join your team on your virtual 5K or 1-mile fun run/walk. Decide on a creative team name and enter it at registration. We’ll be watching closely and recognizing some of our trotters in the following categories:


Team with Most Members

Team with Most States Represented

Top Team Fundraiser


If you’ve already registered without a team but would still like to join or create one, you can! Use your race registration confirmation email from Run Signup to open up your registration and make team edits.

Click on the PDF below to see the Team Competition Scorecard.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


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