The Turkey Trot Course


This popular Thanksgiving Day tradition attracts over 800 participants and supports the YMCA Summer Camp Program, as well as Whaley Children’s Home. The Turkey Trot at Mott Park is the oldest, consecutively run footrace in Michigan. It features one-mile and two-mile events for youngsters and the main event, a three-mile run/walk through the recreation area. For a late-November outdoor event in Michigan, participation can vary depending on the weather, but the race will go on; sun, wind, rain or snow. Runners/trotters receive medals for finishing the race.

Registration for the race is $5 for kids (17 and under) and $20 for adults. Follow this link to register on-line.  If you cannot afford the registration fee, come anyway and run for free.

The Turkey Trot is a cross-country foot race which has been held at Mott Park for 66 years as of 2022.

2015 Turkey Trot Start
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