Milford Turkey Trot

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Milford Turkey Trot Race Description

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All information below is in reference to the 2023 event, information will be updated soon!
Thanksgiving Morning Food Drive
This is the perfect time to go out and get your shelf stable food items for the Thanksgiving morning food drive to benefit the Purple Pantry Boxes (PPB). PPB was voted best local cause in both 2022 and 2023 by the citizens of Milford and awarded by the Milford City Chamber of Commerce. All shelf stable food is appreciated but the most desired items include tuna, peanut butter, nuts, sardines, canned ham, soup, milk, both hot and cold cereals, and protein drinks.
Day of event Timing:
 - Purple Pantry Boxes Food Drive Starts at 7:30
 - Packet Pickup starts at 7:30
 - Rum Runners live music starts at 8:00
 - 2023 Milford Turkey Trot starts at 9:00
 - Free NEBCO and Tribus Beer starts at 9:30
 - Music ends and cleanup begins at 11ish
The run/walk will be done in waves. To keep the event as safe and fun for all, it is important that you find the correct group for both your distance and your anticipated speed. If you do not know your anticipated speed, please keep to the back of the group.

Milford Turkey Trot Crowd Source Marketing Contest!

We are overwhelmed by the response to this event. In only the third year, with almost 1,300 trotters, it seems like we are on to something that you all enjoy, and that others will too if they know about it. So, in order to promote and spread the word about this awesome event... we are stoked to announce the first "Milford Turkey Trot" crowd source marketing contest sponsored by Java Street Designs!


We have two categories for video that promote our Turkey Trot:

1)    Best overall promotional video

2)    Funniest video


The winners will be announced on Dec 15th, each winner gets a $100 visa gift card for a little extra spending cash ahead of the holidays.

We encourage you to use footage from this year's event so the deadline to submit will be 11:59pm on December 10th, all videos will be reviewed and the winner will be announced December 15th.

In order to enter you must have your Turkey Trot race shirt and bib visible in the video. Either post the video on our Facebook page (Milford Turkey Trot), tag us on Instagram (@milfordturkeytrot) or email us the video and we will post it on your behalf. Use the hashtag #milfordturkeytrot with all your posts and make sure to like our socials to stay up to date with Trot news.

We look forward to seeing you Thursday and can’t wait to being wow-ed by the creative genius of our Trotters.

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Join us for the 3rd annual Milford Turkey Trot at 9:00 AM Thanksgiving morning along Gulf Street, Buckingham Ave and New Haven Ave in Milford, CT. All are welcome so please spread the word and make this an event to remember.

100% of the race registration fees and website donations from the event will go directly to local Milford and Connecticut charities: Milford Public Schools, Purple Pantry Boxes, and Avery's Little Army for The Cure Starts Now

Feel free to run/walk alone, with your kids, with strollers, or even with your pets on leashes as all routes are on Milford sidewalks. No roads will be closed for this event, all street laws must be followed by participants at all times. It is not a race, it is a fun run/walk charity event, be safe at all times.

This casual 3+ mile run/walk starting at James Park (Gulf Street and New Haven Avenue) starts out heading South past Gulf Beach, makes the first turn next to Calf Pen Meadow heading Northwest on Buckingham Avenue and the last turn near Jimmy's Apizza heading West on New Haven Avenue creating a full loop back to James Park. If 3 miles is too far for you or your little ones, two shorter out and back options will be clearly marked heading the same direction to Gulf Beach. One is 1 mile total and the second going all the way to Gulf Beach is exactly 2 miles. Both have sidewalks the entire way making it a wonderful run/walk for any age and ability.

Virtual participants are also encouraged to join the fun remotely on Turkey Day. You can still support the great cause and get some exercise in before eating your Thanksgiving food by registering as a virtual participant regardless of where you will be on Thanksgiving Day.

Volunteers and sponsors are necessary for the event to be successful. If you can support in this front, please reach out to Tor at with the email title including the words "Milford Turkey Trot".

Everyone that registers before November 3rd will receive a race shirt and race packet this year. We will do our best to accommodate late registrations but shirts are only guaranteed for people registered before November 3rd.

Remember to bring your “shelf stable” food items for the Purple Pantry Boxes donation. PPB was voted best local cause in both 2022 and 2023 by the citizens of Milford and awarded by the Milford City Chamber of Commerce. All shelf stable food is appreciated but the most desired items include tuna, peanut butter, nuts, sardines, canned ham, soup, milk, cereal hot and cold, protein drinks, water, toilet paper, and hand/feet warmers.  The last 2 items are not food, as you noticed.  These are used in the 4 pantries around Milford that are primarily taking care of homeless people in our community. 

With so many people coming together on Thanksgiving for this great event, we can really make a difference fighting hunger and food insecurity in Milford, supporting local families in need of a cure for the most challenging pediatric brain cancers, and for the Milford Public Schools community. Thank you for your support and looking forward to trotting with all of you.




Total Charity Donations to Date: $28k

2021: $8,000

2022: $20,000


We are a 100% volunteer organization and event. No money is paid to anyone for their work or time associated with the Milford Turkey Trot. Additionally, thanks to the sponsorships from local organizations and families, 100% of the participants race registration fees and donations have gone to our charity organizations both of our first two years. Please consider becoming a sponsor or spreading the word so we get more sponsors and can continue this incredible trend.


We have cool gear for the race!

Do you need new training gear? Do you want some really great looking goodies? Everything purchased from the Turkey Trot Shop provides funds for the Milford Turkey Trot event. Look really good and feel good about what you buy because you are helping make this event a possibility.

Turkey Trot Shop


Milford Turkey Trot in the News!


2022 Shirts 

Only people registered before November 3rd are guaranteed to get the race shirt, register now!


2022 Race Bibs



Safety Note: No roads have been closed for this event. All participants are expected to stay on the sidewalks and follow all road laws at all times. This is not a race; this is a fun run/walk for charity. Please focus on safety first and have fun. Respect the community, people’s yards and the beautiful route we will all be enjoying.


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2023 Event Sponsors:

To become an event sponsor please reach out to Tor Blackstad @ or 408-569-5188









 2022 Event Sponsors:


 2021 Event Sponsors:



COVID Safety Plan:

Participants will start in waves based on the route length and the anticipated speed to ensure the fastest runners are in front followed by the slower walkers in back reducing potential contact between participants. There will be no on-site registration. No food or drink can be provided by the race so please be sure to bring your own source of nutrients and hydration if you anticipate these will be needed during the event. Hand sanitizer will be available free of charge for the community to use as needed.

Please note that while our plan is to conduct the Turkey Trot in person, we are subject to the direction and authority of all State and local health authorities. Should the Federal Government, State of Connecticut, City of Milford or other heath authority issue any directive that such activities like the Turkey Trot cannot or should not move forward in person, the Turkey Trot reserves the right to alter the event to virtual with or without notice. Should the Turkey Trot alter to a virtual event, no refunds shall be provided to any runners or participants.


Refund Policy:

Entry fees and donations are NON-REFUNDABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate or if the event is modified or canceled for any reason.


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  • Location: Milford, CT 06460
  • Race Date: 2024/11/28 09:00:00 AM (Thursday)
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AFY! Running for the hills!

Great organization and I am happy to support a local event to make the neighborhood and community a better place. It is an easy course for anybody and everybody to enjoy and have fun!

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AFY! Running for the hills!

Great organization and I am happy to support a local event to make the neighborhood and community a better place. It is an easy course for anybody and everybody to enjoy and have fun!

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