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The SMT Turkey Trot is an event that is focused on family and fun. The race offers a 5K run or walk through the beautiful streets of New Cumberland. Refreshments and activities await you at the finish line.
We want to thank our sponsors for their generous support. Without them, we would not be able to help the families that are in need. Please patronize them and let them know you saw them here on our race page. They can be found under the More → Sponsors tab at the top of this page.
In memory of Shirley Mae Taylor - The run is named after Shirley Mae Taylor who passed away in 2003 after a long, hard battle with cancer. The race is held in New Cumberland because she loved the town. Shirley worked at Coakley's restaurant for years, loved the West Shore Theater and the library, and never missed an Apple Festival. We hold this event on Thanksgiving morning because it was one of her favorite holidays and it emphasizes family and tradition.
All proceeds benefit Vickie's Angel Foundation - Vickie's Angel Foundation (VAF), Inc. is a non profit 501 (c)(3) with a mission of helping families who have difficulties paying bills due to their fights with cancer. The goal is to alleviate monetary worries so they can focus on beating cancer and not finances. VAF is a temporary bridge to move families from despair over how they are going to pay bills to focusing on love, faith, and hope. Financial assistance is for both medical and non medical expenses, especially basic necessities. Examples are rent/mortgage payments, car expenses, food expenses, house heating expenses, co-pays, medical premiums, and prescriptions. Please visit their website at: http://www.vickiesangelwalk.org/. Donations may also be made directly to Vickie's Angel Foundation by selecting the Donate tab at the top of this page.
Cranberry Challenge - The Cranberry Challenge is a challenge WITHIN the Turkey Trot 5K. This family-friendly event will have you run to different stations where you will tackle fitness tests in order to continue in the race. Carrying odd objects, completing bodyweight exercises and moving weights will be a part of the obstacles you will have to overcome. The coaches from Chaka Crossfit in New Cumberland will be at each station to offer support and guidance. It's a great chance to increase calorie burn before you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner.
Participants receive an additional give-away, in addition to the 5K shirt and goodie bag.
Top male and female finishers will win gift cards to Chaka Crossfit. This race is limited to 125 participants.
Strollers are welcome - Please position yourself at the back of the starting chute so you do not impede other participants. There is one curb participants must cross. A ramp is available on the left of the sidewalk before the curb.
Parking - Volunteers will be present to direct you to parking spaces. Pedestrian access will be open at all times.
Age Groups & Awards - There are separate age groups for males and females according to the following age ranges:
8 - under
9 - 14
15 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 - over
The overall male and female winners receive a family-sized (15-18 lb.) turkey. Dessert prizes are awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age group. There will be no awards ceremony in an attempt to speed up the process of presenting them. We will hand out awards on a rolling basis as results become available. If you think you won a prize, please check the results and report to the bandstand after 9:00 AM to claim it.
5K (race field limited to 3,000 participants)
$28 - Early bird online registration through September 12, 2022 (no additional processing fee).
$33 - Online registration from September 13, 2022 to November 17, 2022 (when online registration closes).
$40 - Packet pick-up day registration on November 23, 2022 (if limit of 3,000 participants not reached). Cash or check only!
CRANBERRY CHALLENGE (race field limited to 125 participants)
$38 - Early bird online registration through September 12, 2022 (no additional processing fee).
$43 - Online registration from September 13, 2022 to November 17, 2022 (when online registration closes).
$50 - Packet pick-up day registration on November 23, 2022 (if limit of 125 participants is not reached). Cash or check only!
After online registration closes on November 17, 2022, you may register in person on November 23, 2022 at the New Cumberland Fire Hall.
** No Race Day Registration **
Participants who have pre-registered may pick up their packets on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 from noon to 6:00 PM at the New Cumberland Fire Hall, 319 N. 4th St., New Cumberland, PA. Pick up is also available on race day from 6:45 to 7:45 AM at the New Cumberland Borough Park.
Pre-registered runners will receive long-sleeved unisex t-shirts. Shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after October 20, 2022. Quantities are very limited after that so please register early. There are no refunds. Shirt sizes are YOUTH large and YOUTH x-large. Unisex adult sizes are small, medium, large, x-large, and xx-large.
If the race limit of 3,000 has not been reached, participants who have not pre-registered may register on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at the New Cumberland Fire Hall from noon to 6:00 PM. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
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