Register Now for the 2018 Turkey Trot Time Prediction 5k Run!


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It’s time to sign up for Turkey Trot!

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 2018 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 22, 2018.  There will be pre- and post race entertainment in the cafeteria and auditorium starting at 8:00am.  Registration for the 2018 event is now open!


Pre-registration for the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Turkey Trot Time Prediction Run is open until Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Cost is $15/Individual and $50 family cap.

Limited t-shirts are avaliable.

We also still need volunteers for race day.

If you’re not running, volunteer as a family. Students can earn community service hours by volunteering for KAR events (parental permission required if under 18).

Volunteer on RunSignUp Now!

Packet Pick-up and late registration will be held at the following locations:

  • Portage YMCA  A-frame building Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Portage West Middle School Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 7:30-8:30 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.

Over a dozen door prizes will be up for grabs, so make sure to fill out a raffle entry form by 10:00 a.m. Must be present to win.

Once again we will be accepting 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 a small toy for a child for the Portage Community Center.  Proceeds from registrations and additional online donations will support the Turkey Trot and the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR).

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 contact us at (269) 388-2830.





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