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The 12th Annual Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot 5K & 5 Mile is a family favorite! 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 the TART Trails. All runners receive a commemorative long-sleeve Turkey Trot t-shirt (60/40 blend) with registration. Invite the whole family to participate in this one-of-a-kind event starting at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, MI. Don’t forget to snag your festive turkey hat during registration!
Children under the age of 3 in a stroller are free (but will not receive a t-shirt). Dogs are also free!
Our traditional packet pick up will be held inside the gymnasium at St. Francis High School on Wednesday, November 27th from 3:30-6:30 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.
Turkey Trot will happen rain, snow or shine! No refunds.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
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
Awards will be handed out at the event starting at 10:20am. If you are unable to stay that long, we will have a sign up sheet where we can mail your award to you.
In 2018 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 canned good items to packet pickup Wednesday, November 27th or Thanksgiving morning to the Father Fred truck parked outside St. Francis High School and help Butterball stock that truck!
Donating 10 canned goods means you will be given a chance to win one of TEN $25 gas cards to Blarney Castle! Winners will be announced just before the race
Top items in need:
With the help of 4Front Credit Union and many local businesses, we've organized our very first costume contest! Thanksgiving morning come to the trot sporting your very best attire and get your photo taken in front of the 4Front Credit Union backdrop in front of the St. Francis Gym between 8 and 9am (be sure your bib is visible)! Our 4Front Credit Union judges will choose the best of each category listed below. Winners will be announced on Facebook Monday, December 2nd!