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2023 PPTC Turkey Trot: Race for Reconciliation 5 Miler

Thu November 23, 2023 Brooklyn, NY 11215 US Directions

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY
171 East Drive
Brooklyn, NY US 11215



One of Brooklyn’s most popular races, this spectacular 5-miler is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season!  The race will be held on Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 23rd in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Like last year, we will assign participants into two waves, based on your estimated pace, starting at 8:15am and 9:00am. You may join the later wave to run with others, but you cannot move from the later wave to the earlier. Those wishing to compete for an overall 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place (winners will receive a pie!) must be in the first wave.

This year marks our second year partnering with the American Indian Community House (AICH) whose mission is to improve and promote the well-being of the American Indian Community and to increase the visibility of American Indian cultures in an urban setting in order to cultivate awareness, understanding and respect.

  • Prospect Park Track Club welcomes athletes with all abilities, and if you have questions about race accommodations, please email us
  • Races will take place rain or shine. Any decision to cancel due to dangerous weather conditions will be announced the morning of the race, and will be messaged through email, PPTC social media, and updates on this website.

The course will close at precisely 10:40am in order to return the park to the public and relieve all of the volunteers. All participants are expected to complete the 5-mile course by the cutoff time.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Race Packets & Pickup

  • We strongly recommend that all registrants be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
  • Race packets will include your bib and the winter hat unless you choose to OPT-OUT of receiving the hat at bib pick-up.
  • One person can pick-up for multiple people.
  • Race-day packet pick-up will be available between 7:15am - 8:30am, however, we highly recommend retrieving your bibs ahead of the race.

Packets will be available for pre-race pick-up at:

Location: Brooklyn Running Company (480 Bergen Street) - Please note this is the Park Slope location and NOT the Williamsburg location. 

  • Day 1 - Sunday 11/19, 12:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Day 2 - Tuesday 11/21, 2:00 - 6:30 pm
  • Day 3 - Wednesday 11/22, 11:00 - 3:00 pm

Race Fees



The following items are prohibited from the race:

  • Strollers
  • Animals or pets
  • Unofficial pacers or any non-registered runners
  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal substances of any kind
  • A weapon of any kind

The Hat!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for...the colors for this year's hat!!!

Design and Branding by Milgrom Kohn and Brienna Vos

Note: In the interest of environmental protection and waste reduction, there is an opt-out option at registration, if you do not want a hat.

Community Partner - American Indian Community House

As is our Thanksgiving tradition, we are partnering with a local organization that provides social services and community support. The American Indian Community House (AICH) was founded in 1969, by Native American volunteers as a community-based organization, mandated to improve the status of Native Americans, and to foster inter-cultural understanding.



Post-Race Amenities

A small selection of refreshments will be available to race participants including bagels, hot chocolate, water and apples.

Race Results

Live results will be available on race day by clicking on View Results at, and will be saved in your RunSignUp account.  You may also elect during registration to have results sent via email and/or text message.

Timing Services provided by Catskills Timing


Thank You to our Sponsors!

We are excited to partner with sponsors who value community—especially our Brooklyn running community—as much as we do. Over 2500 runners and volunteers participate in this race, so this is a great way to get your message out to a diverse community.


Stay Connected

Remember to tag us in your Race for Reconciliation posts and stories! @prospectparktc and #pptcraceforreconciliation2023. 

Best of luck on your race and best wishes for a wonderful holiday. If you have any questions, please email


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