Turkey Trot 5K - Racine

Join us on 11/28/2024

Turkey Trot 5K - Racine Race Description

racine wi - National Turkey Trot 

Join us for Racine's annual Turkey Trot along the Lake Michigan Pathway!


FOOD DONATIONS: Local Food Banks (See info below)



The average American will consume approximately 3,000 calories during his/her Thanksgiving dinner this year. Add in pre-meal snacks and a serving of grandma's famous pie, and that number can easily reach upwards of 4,500 calories.  

To help burn off all that food, we suggest burning off as many calories as possible before the bird even comes out of the oven.

9:00 AM Start  Double Tree Hotel - 223 Gaslight Cir, Racine, WI 53403.

We have again secured the Double Tree Hotel Conference Room on Racine's lakefront:
  • Enjoy a comfortable registration atmosphere
  • Stay warm if the weather is cold before and after the race
  • Clean INDOOR heated bathrooms - NO PORTA POTTIES!
  • and NO HILLS! 
You'll still get to enjoy Racine's Lake Front, North Beach and now the River Walk too. We'll have Hot Chocolate, Cider, and Coffee available. 
The event venue is located on the south side of the Doubletree Hotel on the boardwalk. This is between the Hotel and Lakeside Towers.


  • SAVE $2.00 Instantly by sharing on social media during your registration
  • RUN for FREE by referring up to 10 people or get 10% credit off your registration for every single person you refer under 10. Your Credit Card will be credited when your referrals register.
  • FUNDRAISE for FREE Entry allows donors and fundraisers to earn a free entry by meeting $150 (Youth) and $250 (Adult)  fundraising goals. 
  • Sign up as a RECREATIONAL or COMPETITIVE participant 

RAIN, SNOW or SHINE we Run or Walk at the Racine Turkey Trot.  

Turkey Trot Swag


The 5K race will be chip-timed (CHIP START to allow for social distancing). All participants will receive a finisher's medal, a cool race bib, and T-shirt.  
5kevents food drive


5Kevents community encourages participants to donate food and necessities to be distributed to local food pantries in Southeast, Wisconsin. Our goal is to equalize the distribution of resources through the community and to serve as an advocate on behalf of the community in reducing hunger.

The "Super Six" Most Needed Food Items
  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Tuna Fish
  • Beef Stew
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Fruit Juice


  •  Optional Performance T-Shirt (Add'l Fee applies)
  •  Food and Water at the Finish line
  •  Commemorative Finisher's Challenge Coin
  •  Commemorative Race Bib
  •  Commemorative Certificate of Completion
  •  Chip Timed (Optional)
  •  Awards

Course Description:

The Lake Michigan Pathway provides visitors with a beautiful view along Racine's Lakefront.

  • Panoramic views of Lake Michigan will be treated to many ideal vantage points to take it in. The picturesque waterfront boasts many overlooks and seating areas and is a great spot for photos.
  • Enjoy the beautiful trails throughout the park, an ADA-compliant path ensures that everyone will be able to enjoy the gorgeous view. 


Parking is available throughout the grounds including the City parking ramp on site.

We will not be holding an awards ceremony after the race. This is so everyone can get back home to celebrate their traditions.   


Wednesday 11.27.2024: Pre-Race Packet Pick up from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

1318 North Main Street, Racine, WI 53402 - NEW LOCATION

THURSDAY 11.28.2024: Packet pickup is also available the day of the event 8am-8:45am in the Double Tree Hotel Conference Room, 223 Gaslight Cir, Racine, WI 53403.

Registration info:

All early, general, and late registration categories receive a finisher medal, tee shirt, and cool race bib. 5K participants will be provided a chip-timed race. You will have the option to select a regular tee, v-neck, or unisex long sleeve during the registration process. 

danish Kringle

AWARDS. Your finisher's Medal will be included in your race packet before the race. If you win your division, you may request your recognition pin be mailed to you (a $3.50 fee will apply), picked up at the next race, or picked up at our office in Racine. The top 3 male/female OVERALL runners will be handed O&H Danish Kringle as they cross the finish line.

Overall awards are based on gun start, while age category awards will be based on chip start. Results will be available about 11:30 am. You can view results at www.5Kevents.org and click on the race results tab. Remember this is a chip start, so a person's finishing order via Gun Start will not be the same as Chip Start. The race clock will represent the official Race start time but not your actual finish time. If your final time, gender, bib# or other data is incorrect on the final results, please notify the race director using our online correction form. PLEASE, Do not interrupt the timing crew during the event.

You may submit corrections at: https://5kevents.org/result_correction.html. While results will be immediately posted online at www.5Kevents.org, results will not be official for 48 Hours. This will allow us to make corrections, but also time for our staff to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday as well. 

RACE BIBS / TIMING: We utilize a shoe tag system. You must wear your shoe tags and race bib in order to be timed. Those who do not wear them, or wear them improperly will be disqualified and asked to leave the course as we will not know if you are included in the race (this is for insurance purposes). Pull tabs will not be utilized to limit person-to-person contact. See the image below for proper wearing.  Tie one on the left shoe, and one on the right. No tags, no time. Race bibs must be worn and visible at all times. Wear bibs front facing. 


THANK YOU! Please make an extra effort to thank the Volunteers. Without them this event would not have happened this year! They will all be stressed out, so a "Thank you" can be extremely motivating and keep them coming back. 

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    Turkey Trot 5K - Racine Where & When

  • Location: Racine, WI 53402
  • Race Date: 2024/11/28 09:00:00 AM (Thursday)
  • Categories:
    • 5K Competitive -Timed
    • 5K or Other Distance - Recreational/Non-Timed

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Turkey Trot 5K - Racine weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of November 28th, Racine, WI can expect temperatures between 27℉ and 42℉ with humidity around 64% and precipitation of 0.12".
    Last year the weather condition was Mist.
  • Racine, WI current weather
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