Chatham Will Run for Its Turkey on Thanksgiving in 6th Annual Turkey Trot


CHATHAM, NJ - The 6th annual Chatham Turkey Trot , a 5k race and Mile Family Fun Run on Thanksgiving Day, will benefit the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Diabetes Research Institute.

In 2013, more than 600 runners participated, helping to raise more than $15,000 for these two organizations.

The Chatham Turkey Tro takes place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27 and is run in the Highlands section of Chatham Township, starting at the corner of Seminole Way and 110 Van Houton Ave.
Those planning on participating should register online by Nov. 17 at
In order to receive a T-shirt, register before Nov. 17. The Mile Family Fun Run costs $15 per person. The USA Track & Field certified 5K race costs $20 per person.

Race Day:
  • $25/person for all races
  • Make checks payable to “The Chatham Turkey Trot”
  • 8:00 AM – Race Day Registration/warm-ups  8:30 AM – 1 Mile Family Fun Run 
  • 9:00 AM – Program/National Anthem - USA Track & Field Certified 5K Race
  • 9:50 AM – Award ceremony follows the conclusion of the race from Ladder 12 (its 100 foot aerial ladder truck) above the race course as runners race through one of the most scenic neighborhoods of Chatham Township.
Please e-mail Curt Ritter, President, at for additional information or visit our website and view the “Sponsors” tab.
About The Chatham Turkey Trot
The Chatham Turkey Trot is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It organizes and hosts the annual Chatham Turkey Trot, a 1 Mile Family Fun Run and 5K Race in which runners race through the scenic Highlands section of Chatham Township, NJ on Thanksgiving Day. Since 2009, The Chatham Turkey Trot has raised more than $40,000 for the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Diabetes Research Institute. Like us on Facebook or visit us at

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