Read Feed Run Turkey Trot 2023

2023 READ FEED RUN Turkey Trot F.A.Q. 

What is the READ FEED RUN Turkey Trot?

Now in its 17th 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 RUNOur race is on Thanksgiving Day, rain, or shine.


How can I register to run?    

You can register on-line at: and click register and follow the directions.  Online registration closes at midnight on Tuesday 11/21. To guarantee your tech tee size, please sign-up by Tuesday 11/7! 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 11/7 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 

Click here for map  

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/Lost and Found  –  Gazebo on Ginty Field 

Volunteers Sign In – Gazebo on Ginty Field 

Refreshments –  Water, bananas and snacks will be available  

Potties -  Available on Ginty Field 

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.  For safety reasons, we strongly discourage the use of baby joggers and strollers on the race course. If you choose to use them, you will be asked to begin the race behind all other race participants. Please note that there is a one-hour cutoff for race completion per town regulations.

What is the schedule for the day? 


7:00 a.m. - Check in opens on Ginty Field

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, 30-34... (5-year groups 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 11/7.  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.   

Here’s how: