We are currently not accepting online registrations for the turkey trot. We will accept race day registrations tomorrow morning.
What began as a small group of locals getting together for a morning run on Thanksgiving morning, has turned into annual event averaging over 400 people from all over New England. The GYC Turkey Trot is a 5k Race and Family Walk held on Thanksgiving morning. It is a great way to start your holiday.
The course is a registered 5K course, and is considered flat and fast. It is ideal for both runners and walkers. The course runs through Gilford Village, and begins and ends at the Gilford Youth Center.
We encourage runners of all ages. Runner will be timed, and results will be posted on our website on the same day as the race. Along with the "Overall Times", we will also post times for age brackets: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, and 60 and Over.
Changes to this year's race:
It is the goal of the Gilford Youth Center to provide a safe race during this current pandemic. We are making necessary modifications to follow state guidelines and to ensure everyone's safety.
1. We will be using a timing company, with race chips, to allow a staggered start.
2. We ask that participants wear a mask prior to and after the race. Masks will not be required during the race.
3. Announcements will take place outdoors prior to the race.
There will be no award ceremony after the race. Awards will be sent via mail to all the winners.
The Family walk is a great way for to start the day. We encourage walkers of all ages, as well as pets and strollers.
RACE TIME 9:00am (8:45 for walkers).
COST: $26/pp. $90/family rate (up to 5)
Event will be held rain,snow or shine. No refunds