Turkey Trot 5K Run

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Be a part of the annual Turkey Trot 5K Run on Thanksgiving morning.

| Thursday, November 24, 2022 | 8 a.m. | Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area | 
| Registration: Adult $35; Youth $10 |

The LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run is open to runners of all ages and abilities and welcomes runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons, turkey hats and more. The Turkey Trot 5K convenes at the Walmart in West Lafayette and follows the Cattail Trail Loop — which is completely flat and paved and allows participants to run on a scenic route through the Celery Bog nature area on a crisp November morning.

Advanced registration is encouraged but race day walk-ups are welcome!

All Turkey Trot 5K proceeds directly support the programs and services offered by Lafayette Urban Ministry.

TT5K Run Information: 


  • REGISTER – PRINT registration FORM , FILL it out, BRING it to the Run (Click HERE to view Form)
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth (13 years old or younger)
  • Times – Day of Run: Check-In: 7-7:45 a.m.; Race time: 8 a.m.
  • Waiver & Release, to view the click HERE
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What To Know – If You’re Going to Turkey Trot

Here is some important information if you are participating in the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run. If you want to avoid standing in line, register in advance (see above) & pick up your run packet in advance. Details are as follows:

  • Location: Turkey Trot staging area is in the parking lot of Christina & Co., Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette
  • Parking
    • Walmart near Christina & Co., Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette
    • Park only in the Back Half of the lot – volunteers will help guide you.
    • IMPORTANT UPDATE – Walmart will be closed for Thanksgiving. Please DO NOT approach the store or alarms will sound and the police will be called.
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Times — Day of Run
    • Check-In 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
    • Race time 8 a.m.
  • Packet Pick Up
    • TUESDAY (November 22) 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette)
    •  WEDNESDAY (November 23) 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette)
    • At the Run: THURSDAY (November 24) 7:00 – 7:45 am in the Turkey Trot staging area in the Christina & Co. parking lot
  • Bathrooms: Available inside the Walmart Superstore
  • Awards: Trophies will be given to the top three (3) overall men, women, and youth. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place men and women in each age division will have certificates mailed to them after the race.

Timing Chips: Timing chips must be tied to your shoe in order to record your time. After the race, please remove the chip and return it to one of the labelled boxes at the finish line and registration table.

Virtual Runners: 

Registration Form — click HERE. Participate in the Turkey Trot 5K Run even if you’re Out of Town – prefer running on a treadmill – are not a runner – or just want to Sleep-in –- and make a difference as a Turkey Trot 5K Run Virtual Runner. Virtual Runners will receive a Turkey Trot 5K Run T-shirt and will be listed in the final results as a supporter of the Turkey Trot 5K Run.

Runner Benefits & Prizes:

  • Official Turkey Trot T-SHIRT – All eligible Turkey Trot 5K Run participants can receive a special Turkey Trot 5K Run T-shirt.   Anyone registering by November 10 is guaranteed a shirt; those registering after this date may get a shirt at packet pick-up while supplies last.
  • Snacks – Participants will be provided with water and a snack before and following the race. 
  • Medals – The top three men, women, and youth will receive recognition & a medal after the race. 
  • Chip Timing – The race will be electronically timed using computer chip technology recording their race time as they cross the timed finish line. Results will be available upon completion of the race and posted on the LUM website soon after the race. 


If you cannot attend the race but would still like to make a tax deductible donation to Turkey Trot 5K Run, please click HERE or button below

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Turkey Trot 5K – Donation


Sign up to volunteer at Turkey Trot 5K Run event online, click HERE

Event Sponsors

Thank our event sponsors —  and support their businesses, please.
Turkey Trot 5K Run event sponsors, list HERE


Turkey Trot 5K Run PHOTOS: | 2015 2016 | 2017 | 2018 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | ALL |

2021 Race RESULTS — Turkey Trot 5K Run

  • Listed by time — click HERE
  • Listed by group — click HERE