Photos by Mike Peterson Photography
KAR’s Turkey Trot is your opportunity to race for your well-being on Thanksgiving Day morning before you race for seconds at the dinner table! The 2017 Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Turkey Trot Time Prediction 5k 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.
Paper registration forms are available upon request from the race director.
About This Event
The Kalamazoo Area Runners Turkey Trot Time Prediction 5k 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. 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. 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. Award ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.
Event Pre-Registration is $15 (with a $50 family cap) and $20 for late/race day registration ($80 family cap). A shirt may be purchased during pre-registration for an additional $25 until November 15, 2017. Very limited quantities will be available at Packet Pick-up.
Above: 2017 Race shirt
Runners 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 will also be accepted for the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission (i.e. canned fruits & veggies, coffee, cereal, rice and/or sugar) or for the Portage Community Center (i.e. canned goods, non-perishable items, or personal items like shampoo, deodorant, and/or toothpaste). 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.
Awards Ceremony will begin at 10 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