Turkey Trot 5K Run

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The Turkey Trot 5K Run was a fun Thanksgiving morning run raising money for vital programs for our community. Despite COVID-19, LUM was able to offer a safe, LIVE running event, following a plan approved by the Tippecanoe County Health Department.

The Live Runners wore face masks and has staggered starting times (7:40, 8, 8:20, 8:40, and 9 a.m.) to keep runners at a very safe distance from each other.

LUM also offered a Virtual Race allowing runners run on their own, track their race on our app, an post photos.

To view Turkey Trot photos, click HERE.

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


| Thursday, November 26, 2020 | Staggered Start Times: 7:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. |
| Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area |
| Registration: Live Race – $50 | Virtual Race – $25, Adult; $10 Youth |

LIVE RACE REGISTRATION – Ends Wed., Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.

Due to COVID 19 – this year’s race will be very different.

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. This year you may participate as a LIVE RUNNER or a VIRTUAL RUNNER.

  • LIVE RUNNERS convene at the Walmart/Christina’s in West Lafayette and follow 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. LIVE Runners will have staggered run times.
  • VIRTUAL RUNNERS may run at their own pace. All participants receive a Turkey Trot T-shirt.

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


  • Registration — includes Turkey Trot T-shirt
      • Step 1 — Register for the VIRTUAL RACE, click HERE
      • Step 2 — Confirm your Virtual Race Registration with your Payment.
        • Fee – $25 Adult, $10 Youth (+ $3.25 processing fee)
        • Deadline to get a T-Shirt – Wednesday, November 25 by 2 p.m.
        • Payment Options click HERE.
      • Step 3 — Download the It’s Your Race app to your phone
      • Step 4 — Run the Race on Thanksgiving morning — or whenever you want
      • Step 5 — The App will enter your run-time, when you hit the 5K mark
      • Step 6 — Upload and share photos of your run on social media

LIVE RACE Information

  • REGISTRATION – Ends Wed., Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.
  • Registration (Limited to 250 Runners)
    • Register — click HERE
    • Fee: $50 (if the race is canceled, fee is nonrefundable)
    • Confirm your Live Race Registration with your payment
      • Payment Options — online -or- By Mail -or- In Person. To begin your payment process for Turkey Trot 5K, click HERE.
    • Deadline – Wednesday, November 25 at 1 p.m. or 250 maximum is reached
  • Times – Day of Run: Staggered Start Times: 7:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (sign up with registration)
  • Documents for Your Review: Waiver & Release | Runners Social Contract
  • Packet & T-Shirt Pick Up — In Advance Only & By Appointment Only
    • To make an appointment, click HERE
    • Place: Lafayette Urban Ministry Office – 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
    • Dates & Times (sign up with registration):
      • Saturday, November 21, 1 – 3 p.m.
      • Monday, November 23, 4 – 6 p.m.
      • Tuesday, November 24, 4 – 6 p.m.
      • Wednesday, November 25, 4 – 6 p.m.

What to Know If You’re Attending the LIVE RACE

Here is some important information if you are participating in the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run. Details are as follows:

  • Times — Day of Run
    • Start Times: 7: 40 a.m. | 8:00 a.m. | 8:20 a.m. | 8:40 a.m. | 9:00 a.m. |
    • All runners must select a start time at registration
    • To schedule a LIVE RACE start time, click HERE
    • Maximum of 50 runners per time slot
    • Arrive no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled start time
  • Location: Turkey Trot staging area is in the parking lot of Christina & Co., Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Parking: Walmart near Christina & Co., Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette
  • Bathrooms: Available inside the Walmart Superstore
  • Awards: Trophies will be given to the top three (3) overall men, women, and youth in both LIVE and VIRTUAL Races. The 1st 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.
  • Refreshments: Bottled water & fruit will be available at the end of the race (no other food will be allowed due to COVID-19)
  • Registration: No on-site registration; must register in advance, click HERE

If you aren’t able to participate in the Turkey Trot 5K Run, but still want to make a donation, click “make a donation” button below.

Make a Donation Button

Turkey Trot 5K – Donation

{PLEASE NOTE: The link above is for making a monetary donation — it is NOT for paying registration fees — to pay registration fees online, click HERE}

Runner Benefits & Prizes:

Official Turkey Trot T-SHIRT – All eligible Turkey Trot 5K Run participants who register will receive a special Turkey Trot 5K Run T-shirt. Participants will be provided with water and a snack following the race. The men and women’s winners will receive recognition & a medal after the race. 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

Make a Donation Button

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 | ALL |

2020 Race RESULTS — Turkey Trot 5K Run:
– click HERE

2019 Race RESULTS — Turkey Trot 5K Run:
– Listed by time — click HEREListed by group — click HERE

2018 Race RESULTS — Turkey Trot 5K Run:
Listed by time — click HERE | Listed by group — click HERE

2017 Race RESULTS — Turkey Trot 5K Run:
– Listed by time — click HERE | Listed by age group — click HERE