Registration is now OPEN for the 2015 Turkey Trot Time Prediction 5k Run!

KAR’s Turkey Trot is your opportunity to race for your well-being before you race for seconds at the dinner table on Thanksgiving morning! The 2015 Kalamazoo Area Runners Turkey Trot 5K Time Prediction Run will be held on the cross country course at Portage West Middle School (7145 Moorsbridge Rd, Portage, MI 49024) at 9:00am on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015. There will be pre- and post race entertainment in the cafeteria and auditorium starting at 8:00am.


Packet Pick-up and late registration will be held at the following locations:
•Portage YMCA A-frame building Wednesday, November 25, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00pm
•Portage West Middle School Thursday, November 26, 2015 from 7:30-8:30am

No watches or other timing devices, bicycles, roller blades, dogs or strollers are permitted in this unique event. Cut off finish time to be included in official results has been increased to 50 minutes for 2015! More than 100 fun holiday themed and running related door prizes will be distributed by our holiday entertainers to participants in the cafeteria and auditorium at 10:00am sharp Must be present to win…..and enjoy the full experience.

Event is $15 (no shirt) for those who pre-register by Monday, November 23($15 individual/$50 family cap) and $20 (no shirt) for late/race day registration ($80 family cap). Long sleeve technical shirts may be purchased for an additional $20 for those who pre-register by November 18, 2015. No Transfers or Refunds.

KAR Members are eligible for a $5 discount on individual or family registrations! Join KAR today to qualify for the discount!

Once again we will be suggesting donations for local charities serving individuals in need through the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and the Portage Community Center. We will be collecting men’s, women’s and children’s socks for the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, or toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo or a small toy for the child for the Portage Community Center. Participant with the largest donation will receive a special prize. Proceeds from registrations and additional online donations will support the Turkey Trot and the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR). Race Day donations may be designated directly to your choice of the 3 benefiting organizations.

Volunteering and Sponsorship – The Turkey Trot Time Prediction 5k Run wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers. If you, your family, friends, employer or another group you are affiliated with are interested in becoming involved in either volunteering or sponsoring the event, please visit our website below.

More than 80 volunteers are needed for the 2015 KAR Turkey Trot Time Prediction Run. Click here to volunteer!

For registration and more information on participation, volunteering or sponsorships, visit or contact Joy Mills, Race Director, at