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Newtown Turkey Trot

Thursday November 25th, 2021

Newtown, CT

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Welcome to the 12th Annual Newtown Turkey Trot to benefit the C. H. Booth Library. Our event offers the opportunity to kick off your Thanksgiving Day celebrations by participating in a 5K run / walk or  2.5K (1.6 miles) fitness walk. This community event, which has annually attracted over 1,000 participants in recent years, will start and finish from Newtown Middle School (11 Queen Street, Newtown) following the routes introduced in 2019.

Event Schedule

  • Race Packet Pickup

    • Race check-in, bib and t-shirt collection at C. H. Booth Library on Tuesday 11/23 between 4:30 PM and 8:00 PM and Wednesday 11/24 between 10:00AM and 2:00PM.

    • Race check-in, bib and t-shirt collection will be available between 6:30 AM and 7:15 AM on the morning of the race.

    • Note: You must collect your race packet containing your race bib before the race begins.

  • Race Start - 7:45 am at Newtown Middle School

    • Note: The start may be staggered to avoid participants gathering too closely. If this occurs, race results shall be based on each participant's net chip time. 

    • Note: If social gathering restrictions apply, the availability of post race refreshments may be limited and the gathering of spectators at the finish will be discouraged.

  • There will not be a post race awards ceremony.
    • Awards (trophies and cash prizes) will be mailed, available after the race near the timing tent, or made available for collection at a later date.

Race Entry

  • Race entry is by advance online registration. As of 11/9/21 we expect there to be an online (and online only) option for day-of registration. This must be complete by 7:00AM.

Entry Fees

  • Individual entry - $30

  • Groups of 4 - $100 (Registrations must be made together)

Shirt Availability

  • Participants registered prior to 11/11/12 at midnight shall receive a race t-shirt if they choose. T-shirt size options are limited for registrations received after November 11, 2021. Participants may purchase a moisture wicking technical short- or long-sleeve t-shirt during registration; for tech t-shirts registration must be complete by 11/11/21.


  • Results shall be posted at result.aratrace.com during the event, they shall not be posted for viewing at the finish area.

  • Awards shall be given in the following categories:

    • Top 3 overall M/F

    • First M/F in age groups

      • Under 10

      • 10-19

      • 20-29

      • 30-39

      • 40-49

      • 50-59

      • 60-69

      • 70+

Race Distances

Price Register
2.5K Walk Click to Find Out Register »
5K Click to Find Out Register »
Newtown Turkey Trot 5K RUN Click to Find Out Register »
Newtown Turkey Trot WALK Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

25 Main Street, Newtown, CT

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