Virtual Events run 10/22 to 11/29! Totowa, NJ 07512 US Directions
LET's GO VIRTUAL and have FUN with IT!!!
Important Announcement - TOTOWA TURKEY TROT 5K CHALLENGE is now 100% Virtual

Dear Participants,

All TOTOWA TURKEY TROT 5K CHALLENGE "LIVE" participants please take a moment to read through the following message as the format of this year's Turkey Trot has changed provided new developments in the face of the current pandemic. After careful consideration of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which is presently experiencing an upward surge in numbers nationwide and in coordination with government officials, the 2020 TOTOWA TURKEY TROT 5K CHALLENGE will transition to a 100%, completely virtual event. Although we cannot physically be together as we had hoped, our virtual events will keep the Turkey Trot spirit alive!

We understand the disappointment each of you may feel regarding this transition. Please know that this was an extremely difficult decision, however our race committee was contacted by our state officials and its at their strong suggestion and guidance that the LIVE event go virtual as it has been deemed potentially unsafe for our runners, walkers, volunteers, and the many Echo Glenn spectators that line the course.

Virtual races are occurring across the country with great success, and allow each of us to join the fun without the crowds! You simply run the distance on your own (honor system). Each participant will still receive the official Turkey Trot goodie bag including the commemorative athletic long-sleeve performance t-shirt and face gaiter for your efforts/support! Please review/select an option below to update your current LIVE registration provided the event's transition.                                                

The below options will be available through Sunday 11/29. Participants who do not make an option will automatically be transferred to the Virtual Anywhere event!

*** The official Turkey Trot goodie bag including the commemorative athletic long-sleeve performance t-shirt and face gaiter can be picked up at our TOTOWA Public Library at 537 TOTOWA Road, TOTOWA, NJ 07512 on Monday, November 23rd, 24th and 25th from either 9AM-1PM or 5PM-7PM. Special accommodations can be made If needed!*

We look forward to seeing everyone next year, and hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.

We thank you for your continued support!! Stay positive and test negative! Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your FAMILY!  *Yes!!! ... THE TOTOWA TURKEY will still be pardoned*😊

Healthfully, Mark Monteyne

Borough of TOTOWA Recreation Director, mobile: 201-803-6111

Here Are Your Options:

Transfer your 2020 Trot registration to the TOTOWA TURKEY TROT 5K CHALLENGE Virtual Event! Registration will remain open on RunSignUp through November 21 for anyone who has not already registered for the TOTOWA 5K Trot and wishes to participate in the TURKEY TROT Virtual Event.  Anytime during race week, pick a safe place to run or walk 3.1 miles on your own. Because of circumstances surrounding the coronavirus crisis, the TOTOWA Trot CHALLENGE Virtual Run is not a competitive event and will not be professionally timed. We will not be awarding trophies to event participants at this year’s race. This year’s event is about furthering your own fitness and wellness goals while safely staying connected as a community. All net proceeds will benefit the Board of Recreation to help defray operational costs and continue to provide events for the TOTOWA Community. Those wishing to show their support and run with a VIRTUAL BIB can find it in their RunSignUp profile.

Donate your entry fee to the Board of Recreation to help support our virtual and future in-person events. The Board of Recreation serves the community of Totowa with various events throughout the year. If you choose to donate your entry fee you are supporting the vital work of our Recreation Department who serves our community and you will be helping us continue to make a difference. Participants who opt for this option will still receive the official Turkey Trot goodie bag including the commemorative athletic long-sleeve performance t-shirt and face gaiter!

Request a refund. We are making an exception to the normal event registration policy by providing entry fee refunds to participants affected by the alternative option. Registrants who request a refund will not receive the official Turkey Trot goodie bag including the commemorative athletic long-sleeve performance t-shirt and face gaiter! 

1 Campus Road
Totowa, NJ US 07512


Totowa Recreation with support of its Mayor and Council has put this small town on the map provided itsintroduction of an "On Course" and traditional "Run Anywhere" VIRTUAL event!

The 2nd Annual TOTOWA 5K Turkey Trot Mayors Walk and Run is back from another running... there are two (2) virtual events.
whichever event you pick all participants will receive an "Official" Sport-Tec long sleeve T-shirt!

VRACE #1 - Are you local but can't make the Turkey Trot LIVE Event? The TOTOWA 5K COURSE "AT YOUR LEISURE" (ANYTIME Challenge) will will challenge you to run/walk the Totowa 5K Challenge course prior to the LIVE event.

Interested in running the Totowa Challenge 5K course but are not around for the live event... then listen up! The month leading up to the live event the Borough of Totowa Recreation department will open the course for participant use. It will NOT be a closed course, meaning the streets will be accessible by vehicle traffic. However, the start/finish area will be marked, as will the mile markers. The start finish area is located on Campus Rd at the North end of the IPCO (company) driveway. Simply park your car in the Capezio parking lot, grab your phone with RunGo installed and take the certified course for a spin. Participants should follow all the rules of the road and alert the Totowa Rec Department of any issues.

VRACE #2 - You are not from the area and want to join in the festivities. The TOTOWA 5K VIRTUAL (ANYWHERE Challenge) will allow you to show your support while running a 5K of your own choosing!

We invite those outside our area to join us as well. Simply search routes using RunGo or run your own course. After submitting your time we'd like to include all newly created RunGo courses to the list below so others in "your neck of the woods" can give it a shot. Simply upload your photo with your story and we'll update our course listings. No better way to make your mark than becoming a part of it! Be the first from your state to post a course!

Virtual Results Submisson

Simply select the Results tab above, click the "Submit Virtual Results" button and lookup your entry. After which you will be transferred to the time entry page where you'll be able to formalize your time on the leader board... for all to see!

Not sure what course to run!?!?! Try one of these 3 methods...

One. Search the USATF Course Database for a course in your local area! Simply add your state and 5K or 1M distance to the search form... and voila!... more choices than you can shake a stick at. All certified to the length required.
Two. Search the RunGo website or mobile app for a previously captured course.
Three. Draw, Create or Upload one using RunGo!
Be sure to select a course that is at least 5K, 3.10686 miles in length.
Need RunGo? Download/Install the app and get moving! IOS or Android!
Need a RunGo "jump start"... 👉 Watch this 2 minute video!
More information on the RunGo App can be found on their FAQ
Now help us spread the word. Tell your friends and family, and anyone that will listen! Not just your immediate family, but those across the country or around the world. Let's see how far we can share this tradition now that it has been virtualized!

Once you register for either the 5K or 1M Fun Run, you will have the a month leading up to the Turkey Trot to run and submit your Virtual Results! Virtual Results submissions will be accepted starting October 22th (12:01AM ...if so inclined) through the day BEFORE (Saturday, 11/21), the Turkey Trot (11:59PM). Simply select the Results tab above, click the "Submit Virtual Results" button and lookup your entry. After which you will be transferred to the time entry page where you'll be able to share your accomplishment!
Stay OnCourse with RunGo!
Virtual Courses created (outside the area) in Support of the Totowa 5K

Be the first to share your RunGo course! Simply let us know about it and we'll list it below for all to see.

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