Photos by Mike Peterson Photography
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 2017 Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) 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 23, 2017. There will be pre- and post race entertainment in the cafeteria and auditorium starting at 8:00am. Registration for the 2017 event will open September 1st.
About This Event
The Kalamazoo Area Runners Turkey Trot 5K Time Prediction Run will be held at Portage West Middle School (7145 Moorsbridge Rd, Portage, MI 49024) at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017. This year we are offering an early Packet Pickup on Wednesday, November 22rd at the Portage YMCA (A-Frame Building, 2900 W. Centre, Portage, MI 49024) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Race day Registration and Packet Pickup will be from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
This is a timed prediction run and awards are distributed to the top 10 based on the closest predicted to actual time. Awards will also be given to the overall male and female open and masters winners, as well as an award for best costume and largest donation. No watches or other devices that track time, bicycles, dogs, or strollers are permitted in this unique event. No refunds or transfers. Cut off finish time to be included in official results is 50 minutes.
Event Registration is $20 (no shirt) for late/race day registration ($80 family cap).
A VERY limited selection of Long sleeve technical shirts may be purchased for an additional $25 at packet pickup. These are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Suggested donations are socks (for men, women and children) for the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and/or toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo) or a small toy for the Portage Community Center. Runners also have the option to purchase race technical shirts and/or make additional cash contributions online through this registration. Proceeds from registrations and additional online donations will support the Turkey Trot and the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR). Race Day donations may be made directly to all 3 benefiting charities. Please visit the KAR website (www.kalamazooarearunners.org) for additional information on this event.
Race Day Information
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 23rd. Race will start at 9:00 a.m.
Late Registration and Packet Pickup
Late registration and packet pick-up will be held on Wednesday, November 22rd at the Portage YMCA (A-Frame Building, 2900 W. Centre, Portage, MI 49024) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m and Thursday, November 23rd (race morning) from 7:30 – 8:30am at Portage West Middle School