It's a GO - Turkeys to Trot!

Breaking News from the Chatham Courier.... The 6th annual running of the Chatham Turkey Trot is on! If anything should change overnight, please be sure to check your email, our Facebook page  or this website before leaving tomorrow morning. 

Following is the prepared schedule of events - please allow enough time to travel and park (see IMPORTANT parking details below). It goes without saying, please use your own judgment as it relates to traveling tomorrow. The main roads look clear and the plows continue to make their way around the Highlands and neighboring streets.


§   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


There are NO restroom facilities along the racecourse, please plan ahead. For those of you driving to the TurkeyTrot, please try to car pool and arrive early.

You can ONLY park on the following side streets: 
Mohawk,   Rockledge   or Ramapo Trails, located below Van Houton Avenue. Please do not try to park along the racecourse on Van Houton Avenue or Huron Drive.

Alternatively, you can walk over from Birch Hill Drive (down Fairmount) or walk from Sunset Drive (through the secret path) to Huron Drive and down Seminole Way.

2013 5K Winners - Hailey Harkins (Girls) Willie O'Neil (Boys), - 1 Mile Fun Run Winner - Josh James (Boys) - 5K Winners Martha LeVeen (Women) Tom Cincotta (Men) - 1 Mile Fun Run Winner Lana DePasquale

The Chatham Turkey Trot is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization (EIN 45-2241201). We organize and host the annual Chatham Turkey Trot,  a 1 Mile Family Fun Run and a USA Track & Field certified 5K Race (NJ14548JHP), in which participants race through the scenic Highlands section of Chatham Township, NJ on Thanksgiving Day.


Since its inception in 2009, The Chatham Turkey Trot has raised more than $40,000 for the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Diabetes Research Institute due to the generous support of Chatham residents and its local businesses.


If you're looking to be a part of a great family holiday tradition, or just want to burn some calories before the big meal, please consider joining us on November 27, 2014!

Curt Ritter


The Chatham Turkey Trot


The Chatham Turkey Trot was Recognized by Congressman Frelinghuysen and Chatham Township Mayor Sullivan

11 27 2014 Chatham Township Mayoral Proclamation
11 27 2014 Proclamation Turkey Trot.doc.[...]
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11 22 2012 Frelinghuysen Letter .pdf
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