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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 local charities. 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!
The Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot has contributed more than $100,000 to many great local area causes over the past 12 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). 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.
VIP Packet pickup is offered for $7 per car/family. Please add to cart in online registration if interested.
This is curbside packet pickup! We have your bibs & tshirts ready for you Wednesday evening 3:30-6:30pm, just pull your car in St. Francis parking lot by the 4Front Credit Union Tent!
Turkey Trot will happen rain 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 mailed this year after the event so you can enjoy your Thanksgiving!
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!
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