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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!
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.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
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!)
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
dried beans 1 lb. bag
spaghetti or pasta
canned fruits, in juice
Donations will be accepted at packet pick-up Wednesday night 4-7pm & Thanksgiving morning 7:30-9am.