Mercer County Turkey Trot

Thu November 23, 2023 West Windsor, NJ 08550 US


5K Run

8:30AM EST

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The Eleventh Annual Mercer County Turkey Trot -- a  5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk -- will take place on Thanksgiving Day. We are looking forward to making this event the most successful one yet!  The proceeds from the Race support our local food banks and pantries.

The 5K course is certified by USA Track & Field (click here for a map of the race course).  The course is paved.  The race is open to runners, families, and strollers. No dogs allowed. We will put the serious, faster runners in the front, and we will stage the runners by approximate run times. 
1 Mile Walk/Fun Run.  The walk/fun run follows a portion of the 5K course. This event is open to runners, families, and stroller. No dogs allowed. No chip is worn, so no time is registered for the fun run/walk. Please note we will start this event at 8:45am. 

Winners certificates for the fastest overall male, female and non-binary runners as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners in each age group.

*T-shirts available for the first 1,000 registrants. Limited sizes available. Medal available for the first 750 finishers.*


If you are participating in the 5k (1 Mile Fun Run/Walk participants do not need a bib number) Race bibs and Mercer County Turkey Trot t-shirts can be picked up in advance of the race Sunday, November 19 or Tuesday, November 21. Both Pickups will occur at McCaffrey's in West Windsor in the Bistro area upstairs​.  On Sunday, we will be there from 9:30​am​-3pm, and on Tuesday, we will be there from 5-8pm.

On race day, Packet Pick-up 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 19th or November 21st to minimize the crunch before the race.


Grab your friends and form a team to help provide for those in need in these difficult times.  Teams with over 10 members will get $3 off registration for each team member. 


Download the official 2023 Mercer County Turkey Trot virtual race Spotify playlist!  Curated by the MCTT Race Committee, this playlist includes some of our favorites to get your heart pumping and keep you on track as you run.  Use it as you train over the next weeks and blast it out during your official run on Thanksgiving!

More information will be available at as we get closer to the race time.

This is the eleventh 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




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