What's the Turkey Trot all about?


It's an NJ holiday tradition since 1984!
Held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Turkey Trot is not only a great organized race for seasoned athletes, but the perfect first time event for weekend warriors or a healthy day out for families. Burn that Thanksgiving meal off in a hurry!

Where is it?


For the 1st (and hopefully only) time, the Turkey Trot is taking a Road Trip to Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ or Virtually Anywhere for those of you more comfortable near home. There is plenty of parking for those attending the Live event and there are restrooms on-site. 

2020 Packet Pick-Up:

We encourage everyone to visit one of our packet pick-ups to help eliminate any lines on event morning.

  • 253 W. Westfield Ave.,        Roselle Park, NJ 07204

  • Wednesday 11/25, 5-7 pm

  • Friday 11/27, 10 am-12 pm

  • Friday 11/27, 5-6:30 pm

No new registrations accepted on-site. Online only until we reach capacity. 

When is it?

Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year we will offer staggered starts. When you register, please designate your preffered half hour start window (10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.) and you will then be assigned and emailed a specific time (10:05 or 10:55 for example). Please only arrive to check-in at the park 30 minutes prior to your assigned time to alleviate any on-site congestion...or better yet pick-up your bib and shirt at one of our packet pick-ups!


What do I get with my 2020 Trot registration?

So far we know the following for sure:

  • Assigned socially distanced start times

  • Detailed covid-safety plan

  • Cool souvenir "Road Trip" Tech tee in Unisex or Ladies cut 

  • Some sort of refreshments (TBD)

  • Closed park course, no traffic

  • Official chip timing and scoring

  • Virtual fun for those joining from home

More to come! 

Please bear with us as we reimagine our beloved Trot this year and bring you the best amenities safely possible!

37th Annual Event, 1st Ever Road Trip