8:30 am—11:00 am
Rockland Lake
299 Rockland Lake Rd., , Congers, NY 10920 United States
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Rockland’s Largest Road Race!

The Rockland Road Runners’ 5 Mile Turkey Trot for the Marisa Fund has become the largest running event in Rockland County, drawing over 3100 participants from the NY Metro area and beyond. 2018 will be the 27th Annual Run and the money raised will support the efforts of the Marisa Fund to eradicate childhood cancer. Join us Thanksgiving morning at Rockland Lake for a truly memorable running experience!

USATF Certification #NY30314AM

Race Day Schedule

  • You must arrive no later than 7:30 to park!
  • 8:15am – Wheelchair start
  • 8:30am – 5 Mile Turkey Trot begins
  • Awards will be given immediately following race
  • Long-sleeve TECHNO shirt to all who register before Nov. 15 (No shirts race-day!)
  • B-Tag scoring by Super Race Systems – Scoring chips will be part of your race number. No chip or tag needs to be attached to your shoe.


RRR members: $25.00
Non-members: $35.00
Senior Special – age 65 and over: $20.00
No race day registration

Make checks payable to Rockland Road Runners
Mail to RRR Turkey Trot, Box 435, Congers, NY 10920

RRR’s insurance policy prohibits use of strollers, headphones or skates in the race


Awards to top ten male and female 15 & under, top three male and female overall, and top three in the remaining age group categories:

Age group categories: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Top 3 overall Wheelchair Division (pushrim & handcrank)

Race Shirt & Packet Pick-Up

Advance registration and packet pickup is strongly suggested! Pre-register online, via mail or in person and avoid waiting on race-day lines!

Pre-Race Registration & Race Packet Pickup:  Monday, Nov. 19; Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 12 noon – 8:00pm at Modell’s, 2nd Floor, Palisades Center Mall (west end of mall)


All proceeds of this event will benefit:

The Marisa Fund, helping kids with cancer and their families. A part of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation at New York Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, the Marisa Fund provides funds for research to generate less toxic treatment protocols for children with cancer. It is our goal to cure the patient and kill the cancer. We also provide financial assistance for families when insurance is not enough. Every dollar raised goes to easing treatments, easing financial hardship and finding a cure for pediatric cancer.

The Turkey Trot also benefits local charitable organizations: People to People and the Rockland County Police Hispanic Society Scholarship Fund

You can help:
Join in the Thanksgiving spirit and bring your non-perishable food items for our annual food drive. All food collected will be distributed by “People to People” to assist needy families throughout Rockland County

  • FAQ

    Answers to a few of the questions we hear most often…

    Is Pre-Race Registration and Race Packet Pickup available?
    Yes! We have had record numbers of participants in recent years, making race-day registration impractical. As of 2014, you have three ways to enter the Turkey Trot: Online, by mail, or in person at race packet pickup. Race packet pickup for online and mail registrants is also available on those dates at Modell’s. We’ve made it easy and convenient to enter. Come join us!

    What time should I arrive at the race?
    Because of parking issues, it is highly recommended that you arrive NO LATER than 7:30 AM.

    Are shirts available to all pre-registrants?
    We will have shirts for all who register online or by mail before November 17. For registrants at race packet pickup, shirts will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    Can I purchase a shirt on race day?
    No. It’s not that we wouldn’t love to take in a few more dollars for the charities we support, but we simply don’t have extra shirts. Again, if you must have a shirt, please register by November 17.

    Do you allow walkers in the race?
    Yes! In fact, we have families who have made it an annual tradition to come and walk with us Thanksgiving morning. Walkers pay the same entry fees, and receive the same amenities as runners: shirts to pre-registrants, refreshments, race packets, and the satisfaction of helping local Rockland charities.

    Is there a separate start for walkers?
    No, so we ask that walkers stand toward the rear of the start area to allow runners to start unimpeded, and for everyone to start safely.

    Are there awards for competitive walkers?
    No. There is no separate walker scoring category.

    If I walk the course, must I wear a chip?
    Yes! Because the Turkey Trot is a USATF certified event, all participants must wear a scoring chip. We are now using B-Tag scoring chips which are part of your race number. Nothing needs to be attached to your shoe.

    When can I see my results?
    Printouts of Turkey Trot race results are posted at the event as soon as they become available from the scoring computers, so stick around a while after you finish. If you must get home to put the turkey in the oven, complete results will be posted here the following day. We’d love to run home from the race and post them immediately for you, but we didn’t think you’d mind if we enjoy the rest of our Thanksiving Day with family, friends, and turkeys of our own!

  • Course Records


    Luis Collazo

    23:53 (2009)



    Kate Irvin

    28:53 (2008)


Wheelchair (pushrim):

    Nano Chliman

    18:05 (2003)

    Wheelchair (handcrank):

    Don Rock

    31:15 (2010)

  • Sponsorship

    Corporate Sponsorship Benefits

    The Thanksgiving Day 5-Mile Turkey Trot offers local and regional exposure for your company or business in the following ways (scroll down to see our current sponsors):

    • Media Coverage
    • Merchandising
    • Product Sampling
    • Targeted Audience of Consumers
    • Image-Building Opportunities
    • Employee & Corporate Team Motivation
    • Association with Local & National Health Movement
    • Your logo will appear on the back of the long sleeve shirt given to all participants, workers, and volunteers.
    • Opportunity to distribute your literature or informational brochure in a race packet (Approximately 2500 race packets are prepared and distributed to the participants).
    • We will display your banner (if you have one) in the vicinity of the finish line area for all to see.
    • Acknowledgement by race announcer during event.
    • Acknowledgement throughout the year as a Turkey Trot sponsor on our website.
    • Sponsorship is tax-deductible.

    Click to download printable sponsorship packet

    Thank You to our Sponsors!
    Citrin Cooperman
    Rockland County Police Hispanic Society
    Hearing Solutions of Rockland Duke of Oil & Tune
    R2M Realty
    David’s Bagels of New City
    David’s Bagels of Valley Cottage
    Mitchell S. Cairo, MD
    Lenny Sullivan
    Mellen & Jayne, Advertising
    Iturbe Family
    Stony Point Pharmacy
    Dr. Peter Costa, North Rockland Podiatry
    Citibank of New City
    Mom, Dad, Ella & Molly
    Centerock Podiatry
    Bobbi Kohn & Family
    Endick Family
    Tappan Fire Department
    County of Rockland: Office of the County Clerk
    Sayings for You, Inc.
    Rockland Renal Associates
    McDonald’s of New City
    Chocolate Place
    Growler & Gill
    The Skin Center Dermatology Group, Dr. Peter Friedman
    Rockland Riverside Dental, Jacob Wallace, DDS
    Northern Manor Nursing Home in Nanuet
    The Humphrey Family
    Bronx House
    No Insurance Medical Supplies
    Better Family
    New City Chiropractic
    Palisades Center
    Kevin Stokes Excavating, Inc
    Marathon Car & Limousine Service
    Kimberg Family
    Eyemagination Optical
    Gary’s Gutter Service
    AMA Laboratories
    Knight Construction, Inc
    Orange Theory of New City
    Rich, Nancy & Anthony Fernandez
    Brook Valley Podiatry, Dr. Stuart Birnbaum, DPM
    M.C. Electrical
    Mark Comerford


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