Milford Turkey Trot

Join us on 11/28/2024

Milford Turkey Trot Race Description

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Join us for the 4th 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. New for 2024: We are working with the city to close some of the roads along the route, more details to follow.

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 Tor.Blackstad@gmail.com 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: $66k

2021: $8,000

2022: $20,000

2023: $38,000

 

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 three 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!

https://patch.com/connecticut/milford/milford-turkey-trot-nears-30k-fundraising-goal-organizations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XFhRh2WYxk&ab_channel=DayDrinkingWithDog

https://patch.com/connecticut/milford/milford-turkey-trot-hopes-raise-30k-charities

https://www.milfordmirror.com/news/article/Runner-hopes-to-start-new-Thanksgiving-tradition-16582855.php

 

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.

 

3 Course Map

 

2024 Event Sponsors:

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

 

  

   

 

 

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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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    Milford Turkey Trot Where & When

  • Location: Milford, CT 06460
  • Race Date: 2024/11/28 09:00:00 AM (Thursday)
  • Categories:
    • Adult Trotter
    • School Age Trotter
    • Virtual Participant - Adult
    • Virtual Participant - School Age

Milford Turkey Trot Reviews

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.5/5
Just Perfect!

What a great event! It was festive; well marked, and so low key. Even as a runner, I love that it is not timed and there are options for all types. Thanksgiving is about being together and this "Trot" did just that! Great music and atmosphere! Loved that I could get a shirt for females and in XS!! The Gulf Beach 1/2 Marathon organizers should take a cue from you!!

most helpful race review Laurie Beth P. 1/1 found this review helpful.

5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-11-02 12:17:55
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!

verified participant race review Peter K. has attended 0 times
2/5 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.5/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-11-29 17:04:16
Just Perfect!

What a great event! It was festive; well marked, and so low key. Even as a runner, I love that it is not timed and there are options for all types. Thanksgiving is about being together and this "Trot" did just that! Great music and atmosphere! Loved that I could get a shirt for females and in XS!! The Gulf Beach 1/2 Marathon organizers should take a cue from you!!

verified participant race review Laurie Beth P. has attended 1 times
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Milford, CT Weather

Milford Turkey Trot weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of November 28th, Milford, CT can expect temperatures between 72℉ and 77℉ with humidity around 77% and precipitation of 0.08".
    Last year the weather condition was Light rain shower.
  • Milford, CT current weather
  • Mist 36.1℉ Mist

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