Cambridge Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K

Thu November 23, 2023 Cambridge, NY 12816 US Directions


93 NY-372
Cambridge, NY US 12816


Join us on Thanksgiving morning for the SECOND ANNUAL Cambridge Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5k.  This will be a morning of fun, community fellowship, and exercise! This fast and scenic course will start at the old brick Coila Church on State Route 372, and head towards the village.  You will get to run along Old Coila Road, through portions of downtown, and by the old Cambridge Hotel before heading back down main street and finishing at The Coila Church, where snacks and beverages will be handed out as you finish, along with finish photos and finisher goodies!  Course maps will be provided at check-in, route will be clearly marked and controlled by law enforcement to ensure safety.

Last year we raised several thousand dollars for the Cambridge Food Pantry, this year we are happy to announce that all proceeds will be donated to the CVRS (Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad)!  We are excited to honor the volunteers and EMS professionals who keep our community safe and healthy.  A free race T-Shirt will be guaranteed for all participants who enroll BEFORE NOV 1.  Please consider bringing cans, pantry items, and non-perishable foods to the race to donate to the food pantry, bins will be available for contributed items.

Packet pickup will be held on the MORNING of the race (Thursday, Nov 23) from 7:00-8:00.  Any participant not checked in by 8:10 will be considered a "no-show" and refunds will not be issued.  Family members may complete packet pickup/registration for their immediate family members.  While we may have limited day-of registration available, we ask that you register as far in advance as possible to assist the event go smoothly.

Race Contact Info

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Frequently Asked Questions

1) May I push a stroller?

Yes absolutely! We just ask that you start towards the back of the pack to not interfere with the main pack of runners.

2) May my kids bike along?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the narrow course along a main road and large number of runners, we ask that bikes not be brought along the course.  It represents a higher level of risk than we are comfortable with, and we ask that you respect this decision.

3) Help, do I get a T-Shirt?

All registrations BEFORE NOV 6 receive a guaranteed T-Shirt.  Due to natural limitations on ordering timeframes, we cannot guarantee a shirt if you registered after this date.  50 extra T-Shirts in various sizes were ordered, but those cannot be held or guaranteed.  Extra T-Shirts will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to the first 50 check-ins who did not have a guaranteed shirt.  If you registered prior to Nov 6, your shirt was guaranteed, and you will receive it regardless of when you check in.

4) Can I walk?

Yes! Finish in under 1.5hrs, and feel free to walk the whole time!

5) Can I register the morning of the race?

Yes! With no upcharge, you are able to register on the morning of the race, simply look for the "day of registration" signs in the check in area.

6) Where is this race?

The Coila Church, in Cambridge NY.  The address is 93 NY-372, Cambridge, NY 12816.  All runners will park and proceed into the main entrance of the fellowship hall.  Everything will be clearly marked!

7) Are there prizes?

Yep! Local organizations will be donating local items to be distributed as prizes to the top performers.


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