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Mercer County Turkey Trot

Thu November 28, 2019 West Windsor, NJ US 08550 Directions
Events

5K Run

$35 8:30AM EST
1,600 spots left. Registration Opens July 7, 2019 at 9:35pm EDT

1Mi Walk/Fun Run

$35 8:35AM EST
400 spots left. Registration Opens February 5, 2019 at 11:37am EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.mercercountyturkeytrot.com/.

Place
Mercer County Park
West Windsor, NJ US 08550
Description

The Seventh Annual Mercer County Turkey Trot - a 5K race and 1 Mi walk on Thanksgiving Morning in Mercer County Park - will take place on Thursday, November 28, 2019.  The 5K race kicks off at 8:30 am from the West Picnic area. The walk/fun run will begin immediately after the 5K run has started.  More information about parking and the race course will be available at www.MercerCountyTurkeyTrot.com as we get closer to the race day.

This is the seventh annual event being organized by a Race Committee of Mercer County residents.  The race committee will oversee the donation of the net proceeds from the event to local food pantries.  If you or your organization are interested in supporting the Mercer County Turkey Trot, please contact MercerTurkeyTrot@gmail.com.

Logistics (Packet Pick-up, Parking, Food Donation, etc.)

Packet pick-up

Race bibs, Mercer County Turkey Trot t-shirts and  information and items from our sponsors can be picked up Sunday, November 24 or Tuesday, November 26 (and yes, you can pick up the packet of a friend or relative!!). Both Pickups will occur at McCaffrey's in West Windsor in the Bistro area upstairs.  On Sunday, we will be there from 9:30am-3pm, and on Tuesday, we will be there from 5-8pm. Thank you to McCaffrey's for their sponsorship and support! The store is located at 335 Princeton Hightstown Rd, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550.

Packet pickup on Race Day (for those of you who are unable to make it prior to Race Day) will begin at 7 am in the pavilion at the West Picnic Area in Mercer County Park. PLEASE try and pickup your packet on November 18th or November 20th to minimize the crunch before the race.

Parking

Please park at Fields 3 and 9 (across the street from the West Picnic Area drive) or the Marina (next to the West Picnic Area to the east).  We strongly suggest that those who are fast runners park at the Fields 3 and 9 lot as it will be easier to get out if you need to leave before the other runners finish their race.

Pre-Race Warmup

The 5K will begin at 8:30 am, with the Fun Run/Walk beginning right after the runners leave.

Join us between 8 and 8:15am for warm-up stretches.

Food Donations

In addition to the Event proceeds benefiting the local food pantries, we are also collecting non-perishable food/non-food items, which will be donated to the pantries after the Race. Please remember to bring these items to the Race.

Here are some suggestions of items the food pantries have indicated they particularly need. No glass containers please. 

Canned goods (fruit, soup – all varieties, vegetables, tuna, chicken, chili)

Shelf stable milk (like Parmelat)

Peanut butter

Jelly

Granola bars

Boxes of cereals, pasta, rice 

Honey (plastic container)

Fruit singles

Pudding singles

Juice boxes

Coffee

Tea

Non-food items are welcome as well (e.g., Shampoo, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Bars of Soap, Disposable razors)

Course

The course has been certified (see map below).  Search for it at USTAF (NJ17028LMB). 

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