Tom O'Reilly 'Inaugural' Turkey Trot 5k, Presented by Raritan Valley Road Runners

Sun November 15, 2020 Somerset, NJ US 08873 Directions

Tom O'Reilly 'Inaugural' Turkey Trot 5k, Presented by Raritan Valley Road Runners

$30 10:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST Registration ends November 11, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Colonial Park
156 Mettlers Road
Somerset, NJ US 08873

25th  ANNUAL Somerset County 5k TURKEY TROT is now the "Tom O'Reilly Turkey Trot"
Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 10am (Rain or Shine)
Colonial Park 
156 Mettlers Road
 Franklin Township


Donations to the 'RVRR Scholarship Fund' in Tom's memory:

Please use the link to the left to donate if you're not signing up for the race.  If you are signing up, you'll have a chance to donate at checkout.  

Thank you in advance for your generous donation!



Click HERE for 2019 race results.  Timing provided by Compuscore

Race Day Registration in LOT C at Knob Hill Pavilion

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup: - November 14th, location TBD - Please check back for details.  


   Race-Day Registration:……………….8:30am to 9:45am

   5K Turkey Trot Start Time:……………….10:00am

PARKING  Parking is ONLY available in Lot B.  Please enter from the Mettlers Rd. entrance to the park if you are arriving AFTER 9:30am.  The main road in the park will be closed at 9:30a for final race prep and 10a start time.


                              $30 by 11:59 pm, November 11th (RVRR members and Somerset Residents $2 discount)

                              $30 race day registration on-site at Colonial Park, LOT C (No discount applied on Race Day)

RACE SHIRTS: To all entrants pre-registered by October 31st   Shirts are NOT guaranteed to race day registrants or those who register AFTER October 31st.

AWARDS: Top female and male 5k finishers will be awarded a Road Runner Sports gift certificate for a free pair of shoes (max value $125.00).  The top Second and Third female and male finishers and the top 3 female and male 5k finishers in each age group will also receive separate awards. No duplicate awards. Age categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over

COURSE: Flat & Fast.  Race starts and ends in Colonial Park.  Click HERE for detailed map.

WATER STOPS:  Will NOT be provided.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, we ask ALL runners bring a hand-held bottle with water/Gatorade they need during the race. 

COVID PRECAUTIONS:  All Race volunteers will be wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE) as outlined under current Executive Orders.

We respectfully ask that all race registrants and spectators comply with the Executive Orders and wear proper PPE during Registration and all Pre & Post-Race activities whenever Social Distancing cannot easily be observed.

We reserve the right to ask non-compliant observers/participants to leave if they are unwilling to comply.

POST-RACE REFRESHMENTS:  Bottled Water/Gatorade and pre-packaged snacks will be provided post-race at Knob Hill Pavilion.


Click HERE to join RVRR!

JOIN US AFTER THE RACE AND KEEP THE PARTY GOING AT TWENTY/20 TAPHOUSE!  They will be opening their doors to us again this year and  will be offering a 20% discount on all food and alcohol for Turkey Trot participants, by simply showing your race bib.  The beautiful decor, and multiple TVs offer a great place for some post-race food.  Click HERE to view the restaurant website.


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