What is the READ FEED RUN Turkey Trot?
Now in its sixteenth year, our goal is the same as always – to support the Literacy Volunteers of Morris County as they teach residents to READ, help the Interfaith Food Pantry Network as they FEED residents in need, and keep each one of us fit with our annual holiday RUN. Our race is on Thanksgiving Day, rain, or shine.
How can I register to run?
You can register on-line at: https://p2p.onecause.com/readfeedrun22 and click register and follow the directions. Online registration closes at midnight on Tuesday 11/22. To guarantee your tech tee size, please sign-up by Tuesday 11/8! See next...
Can I register on Race Day?
Registration will also be open on race day starting at 7:00 am. Please pay by cash or check. Shirts may be available and only while supplies last. We recommend registering by 11/8 to guarantee your tech tee!
What does it cost?
Turkey Trotter - $35
Virtual Turkey Trotter - $35 (online only)
Turkey Trotter with USATF NJ Member Discount - $32 (online only)
1 Mile Fun Run - $30
Kids Trot - $10
Event day pricing is +$5 for 5K and 1M.
Is the 5K race course USATF Certified?
Yes, our course is certified, and members can get a discount!
What is the route?
The race takes place at Ginty Field in Morris Township. For GPS Coordinates, use 50 Woodland Avenue, Morris Township 07960
Registration will be on Ginty Field, starting at 7:00.
5K Start – Fanok Road. At 8:15, runners will be called to start by pace
5K Finish – Dwyer Lane by the Fire Department
1M Start/Finish – Corner of Dwyer Lane and Fanok Road
Kids Trot – on Ginty Lawn - (line up at 9:05)
Medical – Police parking lot (event site) & Loantaka parking lot on Woodland (5k course)
Info – Red Tent near “Smokehouse” and DJ on Ginty Field
Volunteers Sign In – Gazebo on Ginty Field
Refreshments – near “Smokehouse” and DJ
Potties – near “Smokehouse” on way to 5K/1M start
Awards – at DJ van
Where can I park?
As parking is limited, we highly recommend carpooling or if you live locally consider walking or jogging to the field as a warm-up. Parking may be available at the Municipal Lot on Woodland Ave. across from Ginty Field, near the Woodland Elementary School, and Ginty Pool accessible from South St.
What if I can’t run a whole 5K?
We have an option of a 1 Mile Course that you can walk or run or the Kids Trot which is short sprints on Ginty Field that vary by age - a separate race
for each. The oldest kids run up to 150 meters while the 2 year olds run about 25 meters.
Can I bring the family?
Yes, this is a fun event for the whole family. Kids 12 & under can participate in our special Kids’ Trot on Ginty Field at 9:15 am. Kids can also run/walk the 1 Mile or 5K course. Please note that no strollers/baby joggers are allowed on the 5K course, and no pets on either the 5K or 1 Mile course.
What is the schedule for the day?
7:00 a.m. - Check in opens
8:15 a.m. – Call to 5K Start by Pace
8:30 a.m. – 5K Start
8:40 a.m. – Call to 1M Start
8:45 a.m. – 1M Start
9:05 a.m. – Call to Kids Trot
9:15 a.m. – Kids Trots begin
9:30 a.m. – 5K Awards
Can I participate virtually?
Yes! You can register for the Trot and pick up your tee shirt or have it mailed to you. You will be able to run/walk 5k using any route you choose!
Are there 5K awards?
Top 3 men, women, and non-binary overall
Top 3 m/f/n in age categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, (5-year group through…), 90+
Awards by “gun time” not “chip time”. (Our 5K features a start line timing mat which captures when you personally cross the start line. Although 5K awards are based on "gun time" or the official "on your mark, get set, go", you will be provided with a "chip time" meaning the elapsed time between when you cross the start line and finish line.)
*Ribbons to 1 Milers and Kids Trotters.
What amenities are provided?
Our popular tech tees are guaranteed to the first 2,000 registrations and sizes are guaranteed if registered by 11/8. We will have water and snacks available post-race. There will also be port-a-loos available on Ginty Field.
What if I want to do more?
We would love to have your support! You can sponsor the race, create a fundraising page on our website that you can share on social media with your friends and family, or volunteer on event day.