The Chatham Turkey Trot is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that hosts a 1 Mile Family Fun Run and a USA Track & Field certified 5K Race in the scenic Highlands section of Chatham Township, NJ on Thanksgiving Day.


In 2017, we had nearly 1,000 registered runners and raised more than $27,000 making it our most successful race ever!


Since its inception in 2009, we have raised more than $125,000 benefiting the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Diabetes Research Institutethe Chatham Emergency Squad and The Barton Center for Diabetes Education. 


Over the years, the Chatham Turkey Trot has become a family holiday tradition that offers expert and novice runners alike the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, raise funds for our first responders and diabetes research and education, and break a sweat before the big meal.


I invite you to join us on November 22, 2018 for the 10th Annual Chatham Turkey Trot. If you have an interest in sponsoring the race please email us at 


Best regards, 


Curt Ritter

President, The Chatham Turkey Trot