Grand Valley Turkey Trot

Grand Valley Turkey Trot The Grand Valley Turkey Trot is a local 5k race put on by the Grand Valley Running Club. All profits go to Kids Food Basket, so invite friends and family!
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Any questions or concerns can be directed to our race director at [email protected].

Operating as usual

02/16/2021

In order to adhere to health and saftey guidelines for our participants, volunteers and community, the GVSU XC & Track Club's Turkey Trot will be canceled for the 2021 year.

Thank you for the continued patience and support as we plan for this upcoming year and beyond!

This year, we may not meet in person to trot together, but there is another way to stay involved and share this experien...
11/02/2020
Gazelle Sports Gobble Wobble Virtual 5K

This year, we may not meet in person to trot together, but there is another way to stay involved and share this experience virtually. It’s called the Gobble Wobble and it is put on by Gazelle Sports. All proceeds will go towards Kid’s Food Basket! You can sign up now to run this virtual race on Thanksgiving morning or run it anytime between November 7th -25th. For more information visit the sign-up link: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/InYourCity/GSGobbleWobble?remMeAttempt=

The Gazelle Sports Gobble Wobble Virtual 5K is on Saturday November 7, 2020 to Thursday November 26, 2020.

COVID-19 Update: Cancellation Notice It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Turkey Trot. ...
09/15/2020
Stay Home, Stay Involved - Kids Food Basket

COVID-19 Update: Cancellation Notice

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Turkey Trot. In lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic, precautions and tough decisions must be made to keep our community safe and healthy. We appreciate each member who has participated in our past races and look forward to continuing the positive experiences in the coming years with you all. There are still ways to get involved with Kid's Food Basket, which we had raised all profits from this race for. If you are interested in getting involved, check out their website! https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/stayhome-stayinvolved/

Kids’ Food Basket places a high priority on protecting your privacy.

Race day is tomorrow making today the last day to register for $25! Race day registration is $30.Packet pickup begins to...
11/22/2019

Race day is tomorrow making today the last day to register for $25! Race day registration is $30.

Packet pickup begins tonight at the Kirkhof Center on Grand Valley's Allendale Campus. The Kirkhof Center is next to the Mary Idema Pew Library and pickup will take place in the lobby from 6-8pm. Parking is available in Lot H, and you can enter the Kirkhof Center form the front (facing the clocktower), or from behind (near the large bus stop behind the library).

If you have registered make sure to check your email. Details about today/Saturday are being sent out!

If you cannot make it to the race but would still like to make a contribution please follow the donate link on our registration home page! Every donation is greatly appreciated and goes towards an outstanding organization.

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

I can't believe we have 4 days until the 11th annual GVSU XC & Track Club Turkey Trot!Important numbers and dates:-Early...
11/20/2019

I can't believe we have 4 days until the 11th annual GVSU XC & Track Club Turkey Trot!
Important numbers and dates:

-Early packet pickup Friday, November 22 6-8pm at the Kirkhof Center lobby (The Kirkhof Center is next to the Mary Idema Pew Library on Grand Valley's Allendale Campus)

The Kirkhof Center Parking lot address is 70 10-30, Allendale, MI 49401. I have also used both the Waze app and Google Maps and entered "Kirkhof Center Allendale" and the address popped up. Park in Lot H, this is closest to the Library/Kirkhof

-All participants must check in Saturday morning at Kirkhof Center Lobby 7:30am-8:45am

-Sign up on race day is available if you know of anyone that would like to participate but the registration fee will be $30 day of, and $25 through Friday night at midnight.

-Additional to the waiver signed online, each participant must fill out a safety waiver form that will be at check in.

-Race goes off at 9am sharp at the clocktower

-Medals distributed to top three finishers in each men/women age category after the race. This will take place back inside the Kirkhof Lobby once all racers have finished

A more detailed email will be sent to all participants this evening. If you have any additional questions feel free to email [email protected] and we will try to respond as quickly as possible.

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

5 DAYS LEFT until our 11th annual Turkey Trot!!! Registration goes up to $30 day of race. Grab your friends, your family...
11/19/2019

5 DAYS LEFT until our 11th annual Turkey Trot!!! Registration goes up to $30 day of race. Grab your friends, your family, your dog, everyone you know and register today. Busy on race day? That's okay! Head on over to our sign up page and make a contribution to Kids' Food Basket.

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

I can almost count the number of days on one hand that are left until GVSU XC & Track's 11th annual Turkey Trot benefitt...
11/18/2019

I can almost count the number of days on one hand that are left until GVSU XC & Track's 11th annual Turkey Trot benefitting Kids' Food Basket of Grand Rapids. If you haven't registered yet I highly recommend following the link that will be posted below. As you all know this year we are collecting items from the KFB wishlist. These items are as follows:
-dried fruit
-Fruit cups or pouches
-Snack size zipper bags
-Toasted oat cereal
-Pretzel twists
-Goldfish crackers or Cheez its
(off brand accepted)
Feel free to bring any size donation to the race, we will have an area to collect snacks. Kids' Food Basket is a wonderful organization that our club volunteers for throughout the year and we have witnessed everything that goes into providing these daily sack suppers for children. Any donation is greatly appreciated!
Details about this weekend will be posted Wednesday so stay tuned!
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

The clock is ticking, 8 DAYS until GVSU XC & Track Club's 11th annual Turkey Trot. If you haven't registered yet, now is...
11/15/2019

The clock is ticking, 8 DAYS until GVSU XC & Track Club's 11th annual Turkey Trot. If you haven't registered yet, now is the time to do it! This year we are collecting dry goods from the Kids' Food Basket wishlist. These items are as follows:
-Dried Fruit
-Fruit Cups or Pouches
-Snack size zipper bags
-Toasted oat cereal
-Pretzel Twists
-Goldfish crackers or Cheez-its (off brand accepted)
We would love to give back as much as we can, in as many ways we can to this wonderful organization that does so much for not only children in Grand Rapids, but all across Western Michigan. Looking for other ways to help? Follow the KFB link below!

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/

Hows everyone's weekend going? Getting in some mileage despite this chilly weather? The Turkey Trot is right around the ...
11/10/2019

Hows everyone's weekend going? Getting in some mileage despite this chilly weather? The Turkey Trot is right around the corner and this year we've decided to collect items Kids' Food Basket is in need of. They request that we stick to this list and we would love to collect as much as we can for them. Donations will be taken on race day and we are excited to see what we'll be able to collect. Start marking off November 23 and tell your friends to join us too. The more the merrier!

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

Hello everyone! Just a reminder to register for the Turkey Trot Saturday, November 23 at 9am! This year we are going to ...
11/07/2019

Hello everyone! Just a reminder to register for the Turkey Trot Saturday, November 23 at 9am! This year we are going to be collecting food on the Kids' Food Basket wishlist at our event. The items they are looking for are:
-Dried Fruit
-Fruit Cups or Pouches
-Snack size zipper bags
-Toasted oat cereal
-Pretzel Twists
-Goldfish crackers or Cheez-its (off brand accepted)
All of these items can be off brand but they only accept items on the list! We will have an area to collect these items at the event. If you know a friend/family member that would like to contribute but cannot race suggest they make a donation either on our RunSignUp page, or by donating goods at our event. Pass the word along!

The official wishlist:
https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wish-list-updated-11.20.18.pdf

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

Hope everyone is having a great start to their week! Daily reminder to head over to our website and register for GVSU XC...
11/04/2019

Hope everyone is having a great start to their week! Daily reminder to head over to our website and register for GVSU XC & Track Club's Turkey Trot 2019 if you have not yet! Share this post with family, and friends and bring the whole gang. Race day is Saturday, November 23 so mark those calendars!

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

IT IS FINALLY NOVEMBER! Hope you've been dusting off your running shoes and getting ready for GVSU XC and Track Club's T...
11/01/2019

IT IS FINALLY NOVEMBER! Hope you've been dusting off your running shoes and getting ready for GVSU XC and Track Club's Turkey Trot happening November 23. Grab your friends, family, kids, and dogs and register online today!
Can't make it to the race? Follow the link to the Kids' Food Basket website to find out how you can contribute to the battle against child hunger going on right here in Western Michigan.

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019
https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/

25 days until our 11th annual Turkey Trot! It's time to start picking out a fun, festive trot outfit to wear. Join us fo...
10/29/2019

25 days until our 11th annual Turkey Trot! It's time to start picking out a fun, festive trot outfit to wear. Join us for a fun 5k run/walk that support Kids' Food Basket of Grand Rapids. Registration is $25 now through November 22. Race day is $30. Find a group of friends and register today!

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

Laker gear giveaway ends today and the winner will be picked at 8pm! All you have to do is register for the race to be e...
10/23/2019

Laker gear giveaway ends today and the winner will be picked at 8pm! All you have to do is register for the race to be entered. T- shirts are also flying out the door, so make sure you're one of the first 200 registraints to get your free trot t-shirt!

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

1 month until race day!!! Time is flying by and before you know it Saturday, November 23 will be upon us. REGISTER WITHI...
10/22/2019

1 month until race day!!! Time is flying by and before you know it Saturday, November 23 will be upon us. REGISTER WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS and you will automatically be entered to win this lovely little Laker pack that includes a t-shirt, lanyard, and water bottle! All you have to do is follow the link below and register for our race. The winner will be drawn at 8pm tomorrow night!
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

1 month and 1 day until GVSU XC and Track Club's 11th annual Turkey Trot! The race benefits Kids' Food Basket, an organi...
10/21/2019

1 month and 1 day until GVSU XC and Track Club's 11th annual Turkey Trot! The race benefits Kids' Food Basket, an organization that provides sack suppers for children all over Grand Rapids. Registration is $25 prior to race day and $30 day of. Limited quantity of trot shirts left! Head over to our website: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019?remMeAttempt=

Happy first weekend of October everyone! Hoping this cool, sunshiney weather sticks around as it's perfect weather to tr...
10/06/2019

Happy first weekend of October everyone! Hoping this cool, sunshiney weather sticks around as it's perfect weather to train in for the Turkey Trot on November 23. Shirts are being reserved left and right so sign up soon to guarantee yours.
Kids' Food Basket next event is October 27, the Taste + Tour of Kent so if you can't make our race be sure to check out other events supporting this fantastic organization. I've posted the link below!

https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/events/taste-tour-kent-county/

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019?remMeAttempt=

Hello everyone! October 1st is right around the corner! Time to add the GVSU Turkey Trot 2019 to your calendar! This yea...
09/29/2019

Hello everyone! October 1st is right around the corner! Time to add the GVSU Turkey Trot 2019 to your calendar! This year the first 200 people registered will be receiving a race day t-shirt! Register before this offer disappears*
If you can't make it to our event on November 23, I have posted photos of Kids' Food Basket calendar events for Grand Rapids. Find an event that works better for you or simply visit the donation link on our race day sign up page!

https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/events-calendar/

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

*Quantity is limited to first 200 registered. After October 25, sizes cannot be guaranteed.

Good morning everyone! I just wanted to post another reminder to begin checking your calendars to see what you have goin...
08/31/2019

Good morning everyone! I just wanted to post another reminder to begin checking your calendars to see what you have going on Saturday, November 23. Hopefully you already have the GVSU Turkey Trot jotted down and if not here's a reminder!
Our race will be taking place Saturday, November 23 on the Allendale campus of Grand Valley State University. We will have the same setup as last year signing in at the Kirkhof Center and beginning the race beneath the clocktower. All proceeds are going to Kids' Food Basket of Grand Rapids so come out and support a great cause!
Can't attend? Please visit our website and consider making a donation! Feel free to visit the Kids' Food Basket page to read more about the organization and other ways you can help make a difference in our community. https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/

Race registration website: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019
Any questions please email [email protected] or message this page!

REGISTRATION IS FINALLY OPEN! Things to know:- Race day is November 23, 2019-  Registration fee is $25.00 online before ...
08/10/2019

REGISTRATION IS FINALLY OPEN!
Things to know:
- Race day is November 23, 2019
- Registration fee is $25.00 online before race day and $30 day of race
- Donation option is available on website, even if you would not like to run/walk.
- Participants will receive a giveaway on race day
- Teams and clubs please email [email protected]
- Individuals/companies who would like to be a sponsor contact [email protected]. Bronze, silver, and gold sponsorship opportunities are available.
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot2019

07/30/2019
Happy 4th of July everyone! I'm excited to be making the first post for this fall's GVSU Turkey Trot 5k walk/run benefit...
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July everyone! I'm excited to be making the first post for this fall's GVSU Turkey Trot 5k walk/run benefitting the students of Kids' Food Basket.
What is Kids’ Food Basket you may ask? They are an organization that provides sack suppers for children who may be close or, below the poverty line in Western Michigan. These sack suppers give children in need access to fresh, healthy foods to help nourish their bodies and minds that they might not otherwise receive. Each supper is bundled in a decorated bag often decorated by donors, volunteers, other organizations, and our own club team.
GVSU Cross Country and Track Club is proud to be hosting our 11th annual race and would love anyone and everyone to come out and participate (dogs too!). The race this year will be on Saturday, November 23 located at the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus. Mark your calendars because registration will be opening soon and the online registrar sign up fee is $25.
Don't think you can make it out that weekend but would still like to support? On our website you can find a donation page to support the kids and every penny counts. This year we are hoping to donate a record amount and we need your help to do so.
Turn on our page notifications to get updates on new postings, race specials, news and more! You can find more information about the wonderful organization this race benefits by following the link below.
https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/

Stay tuned for updates about registration opening and have a great evening!

Grand Valley Turkey Trot's cover photo
06/24/2019

Grand Valley Turkey Trot's cover photo

Thank you for everyone who came to this years Turkey Trot! We hope to see everyone next year.
11/19/2018

Thank you for everyone who came to this years Turkey Trot! We hope to see everyone next year.

Thank you for everyone who came to this years Turkey Trot! We hope to see everyone next year.

11/16/2018

A couple last-minute notes:

Packet pickup is available 5:30-8pm tonight in Kirkhof and 7:00am-8:30am tomorrow morning.

$25 Race day registration will be available tomorrow morning at the same time as packet pickup.

1.5 hours left for online registration!We are 5 people away from breaking the record for sign ups! So sign up before mid...
11/16/2018

1.5 hours left for online registration!

We are 5 people away from breaking the record for sign ups! So sign up before midnight for $20, or on race day for $25

All proceeds benefit Kids’ Food Basket
Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Allendale/GVSUTurkeyTrot

11/14/2018

Important note: Online registration will be closing on Thursday, November 15th at 11:59pm.
Race day registration will be available during packet pickup.

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Allendale, MI
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The 11th annual Grand Valley Running Club Turkey Trot will take place on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019. This year's race is aiming more than ever to bring the West Michigan running community together to support Kids' Food Basket, a non-profit organization that gives meals to children in need in the Grand Rapids area. With a fast course, friendly faces, and a great cause to support, we are looking forward to another great year! Any questions or concerns can be directed to race director Kendra Lippincott on this page, or to [email protected].

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Hi. Is there a kids fun run with this race?
Hello Turkey Trot Enthusiasts, My name is Emily Wilson and I am the 2017 Race Director. I am hoping for a great turnout this year, but that will depend on the people signing up for the race a.k.a YOU! Listed below is a link to the Facebook Event and the registration page through Eastside Running Company. I hope to see everyone at 9 am on November 18th. I will be posting updates up to the big day on this page. -Emily W Registration Link: https://app.regwiz.io/register/turkeytrot/261 Event Link: webcal://www.facebook.com/ical/u.php?uid=1740237154&key=AQDOfO7IDHY_pOiQ
Looking for something fun to do next weekend? Come to the Allendale Fall Festival!