Turkey Trot Registration is now OPEN!!!




KAR’s Turkey Trot Time Prediction 5k Run is your opportunity to race for your well-being before you race for seconds at the dinner table on Thanksgiving morning! The 2016 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 24, 2016. 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 23, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00pm
•Portage West Middle School Thursday, November 24, 2016 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 is 50 minutes.

Event is $15 (no shirt) for those who pre-register by Tuesday, November 22 ($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 $25 for those who pre-register by November 14, 2016. 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 2016 KAR Turkey Trot Time Prediction Run. Click here to volunteer!

For registration and more information on participation, volunteering or sponsorships, visit www.karturkeytrot.wordpress.com or contact Joy Mills, Race Director, at joy.mills@kalamazooarearunners.org.