Turk-EA Trot

East Aurora, NY

Please join us on Thanksgiving morning for the 7th Annual Turk-EA Trot in beautiful East Aurora, New York! The USATF-sanctioned event will start and end at the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora. This is a family-friendly event designed to be fun AND fast--we know you gotta get home to that turkey!

There will be awards for top finishers, age-groups, and BEST COSTUME!  Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank, and a substantial portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Aurora and Elma, Marilla, and Wales (EMW).

The race will start and finish at the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora.

Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora
24 Paine Street
East Aurora, NY 14052
*Free parking is available on many village streets, in the Ace Hardware lot (Riley Street) and the Town/Village Office lot (585 Oakwood Avenue).

Online registration will remain open until the start of the race.

Packet pick-up: Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 42 North Brewing Company from 5-9 pm.  Enjoy their Tuesday night special: two tacos and a drink for only $14!  Additionally, Fat Bob's will offer a Smoked Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Mayo as a Thanksgiving special that week.  We highly encourage runners to pick up their packets ahead of time, as our race attracts many race-day registrants. 42 North is located at 25 Pine Street and ample parking is available in their lot.

Race-day registration will take place inside the Boys & Girls Club from 7:30 am right up until the start of the race at 9:00 am. 

Pre-registration and early packet pick-up is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED--thank you!

Our optional ($12 each plus processing fee) shirts will feature an iconic view of East Aurora on a performance-material shirt.  Already registered or you aren't able to run the race? You can still get a shirt! Click the orange 'Register Now' button to get started. Shirts will be sold online until they run out! 

>Thru 10/31:
$25 adults, $10 kids, Max Family: $60 (4), $65 (5), $70 (6)


$30 adults, $10 kids, Max Family: $70 (4), $75 (5), $80 (6)

>11/21-11/23 (Race Day):
$35 adults, $10 kids, Max Family: $80 (4), $85 (5), $90 (6)

Mail-in Registration Option
If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download both the race waiver and appropriate USATF liability waiver below and mail to the address shown. You must complete and mail BOTH waivers to the address shown on the waiver along with your check payable to EA Runners.

>Turk-EA-Trot 5K Application & Waiver
>USATF Waiver (required)

Please join us after the race for goodies and awards in the Boys & Girls Club gym before heading home for to be with your family on Thanksgiving!  The awards ceremony will begin at 10 am. 

Massages and adjustments from Universal Chiropractic!  Stop by their table before or after the race for some TLC.

Need a special treat for your Thanksgiving dessert table?  Impress your friends and family with a Thanksgiving-themed cookie box from one of our sponsors, The Flour Farmhouse!  Chelsea will be taking pre-orders thru Sunday, 11/19 via her Facebook page, and the boxes will be available for pick-up at the post race party.  She will also be selling cookies at the event.  https://www.facebook.com/theflourfarmhouse/.

Awards will be presented to:
-First male and female, overall 
-First male and female, Master (60+) 
-First male and female per age group: 5 and under, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
-Best Costume 

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Holly R. Layer at (937) 974-2521 or via email at hrlayer@gmail.com.

Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:

  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor(s)
  • ITSYourRace.com
  • RaceManagementSolutions.com

Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!

When & Where

Nov 23, 2023


9:00 AM

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