Thu November 22, 2018 Traverse City, MI US 49684 Directions
123 E. Eleventh St.
Traverse City, MI US 49684

The 11th Annual Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot has been a family favorite for the past eleven years. We start Thanksgiving day off right with two different race distances; a 5K and a 5 mile, to promote healthy lifestyles as well as give back to local charities. All runners receive a commemorative long-sleeved Turkey Trot t-shirt as well as a cooler lunch bag loaded with bottled water, coupons and SWAG worth well more than the price of entry! Invite the whole family to participate in this one-of-a-kind event starting at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, MI. 

The Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot has contributed more than $100,000 to many great local area causes over the past 11 years. This year's race will benefit TART Trails Boardman Lake Loop Project and local youth teams/organizations. Come join us to continue your family tradition or start a new one while supporting your community!

Children under the age of 3 in a stroller are free (but will not receive a t-shirt or goody bag). Dogs are also free! 

Packet Pickup

Our traditional packet pick up will be held inside the gymnasium at St. Francis High School on Wednesday, November 21 from 4:00-7:00 pm.
Participants may also pick up their packets on race day from 7:00-8:30 AM.
Friends and family members CAN pickup your packet. 
On site registration will take place at these times as well.
T-shirts are not guaranteed if registering after Monday, November 19th. 

**Please note - As of 11/21/18 we are out of t-shirts! If you register online or in person on or after 11/21, your registration will not include a shirt. We have lowered registration cost to $35 for adults & $20 for students to accommodate for this. Thank you!

Turkey Trot will happen rain or shine! No refunds.

Race Contact Info

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Course Map

5K Map        5 Mile Map


Plaque Awards for the following overall winners:
5k - 1st Overall Womens
5K - 1st Overall Mens
5k - 1st Overall Womens Masters
5K - 1st Overall Mens Masters
5 mile - 1st Overall Womens
5 mile - 1st Overall Mens
5 mile - 1st Overall Womens Masters
5 mile - 1st Overall Mens Masters

Medals for top 3 in 5 year age groups (new this year!)

Father Fred Donations

In 2017 we were able to donate 3 tons of food to Father Fred thanks to our generous participants! This year, let's aim for 4. 
Bring in 10 items off the below list and get a chance to win fabulous prizes from 4Front Credit Union, Schmuckal Oil Company & Shell/Marathon Mini Marts, Strong Brew Coffee & more.

5 oz. canned chicken
5 oz. canned tuna
peanut butter
dried beans 1 lb. bag
spaghetti or pasta
pasta sauce
canned fruits, in juice

Donations will be accepted at packet pick-up Wednesday night 4-7pm & Thanksgiving morning 7:30-9am.


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