One of the best things about the Turkey Trot is that it raises much needed funds to help with the education of children with autism spectrum disorder. Over the past few years, the race has raised over $60,000 to support our students! Everyone who registers for the race automatically has a pledge page they can use to collect tax-deductible donations for the school. Click the button below to learn how to start collecting pledges for the Turkey Trot!
Can you believe the new school year has already started?!? That means there is just over TWO months until the 7th Annual Turkey Trot! In celebration of the beginning of the school year, we're offering a 15 percent discount on registration when you use the promo code BACKTOSCHOOL by the end of September. Don't delay, click here to register today!
Registration has gone LIVE for 2016! Why wait to sign-up? Register by the end of June and save 20 percent using the promo code EARLYBIRD. The first 50 registrants to use the code will save 20 percent on registration.
Listed below are the links to all of the photos that were taken during the Turkey Trot this year!
We are thrilled to congratulate the Spectrum Academy Timberwolves Girls’ Cross Country team and their 1st place team victory at the USAA State Championship meet! Way to go girls and coach Rachel Colledge!
RAFFLE LIST IS READY!!!
92 Chances to Win!!!
Grand total: OVER $9300.00 in Prizes!!!
Tickets will be on sale:
Friday, Nov 6th 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov 7th 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Spectrum Academy, 665 N. Cutler Drive, North Salt Lake
Raffle will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday
$1/1 Ticket OR $10/12 Tickets.
You do NOT need to be present to win!!
Highlights include: 4 Disneyland Park hopper passes, 4 overnight stays at local, lavish hotels, massages, gift certificates to over a dozen local restaurants, Utah Jazz tickets and coveted Utah Utes football tickets! And MANY, MANY more!
RACE BAG PICK-UP: Pick up your race bag at the Spectrum Academy secondary school at 665 N. Cutler Drive, North Salt Lake. We are expecting a large crowd, so Friday bag pick-up is highly recommended. We have extended Friday hours AND you will receive 4 raffle tickets with your bag if you take advantage of Friday check-in! FRIDAY, Nov. 6th, 1:00p-7:00p OR SATURDAY, Nov. 7th, starting at 8:30a (Please arrive 1 hour prior to your race for check-in)
PARKING: Parking is available at the secondary school at 665 N. Cutler Drive, North Salt Lake. Once that lot fills, parking is available on the east side of the church at 875 Foxboro Drive. Please DO NOT park at the elementary school. That lot is reserved for volunteers and will be closed during the races.
RAFFLE: Each registration comes with one raffle ticket. After picking up your race bag on either Friday (4 extra FREE tickets!) or Saturday, please visit our raffle table and place your ticket (with your name and phone number) in the container for the prize you want to win. You may also purchase additional raffle tickets ($1/ticket or $10/12 tickets). The raffle will be held on race day at 12:30p. Ticket sales will be cut-off at noon on Saturday. You do not need to be present to win. There will be dozens of winners, so this is a fantastic opportunity to take home a great prize such as Disneyland passes, complimentary overnight stays at local lavish hotels, and free family passes to multiple attractions, among many more!
WALK TO THE START: Ten minutes before each race we will make an announcement to migrate over to the starting line, which is a short distance across the traffic circle in the carpool lane of the elementary school (9:20a for 5K and 10:20a for 1-Mile Fun Run). Please use one of the two crosswalks!
BATHROOMS: Please use the bathroom facilities in either the secondary or elementary schools. There will also be several porta-potties by the start/finish line.
5K: NEW 9:30a start time. This race is timed. Its beautiful course follows the nature trail through the marsh next to the school, crosses a bridge to the Legacy Parkway trail, goes out and back on the Parkway trail, and then returns down the other side of the marsh. There are 4 neighborhood street crossings on the course with police crossing guards. Please be cautious at these crossings. The routes will be marked in blue (5K), and there will be one water station in the last mile of the course. Check out the race route here: 5K ROUTE
1 MILE FUN WALK/RUN: NEW 10:30a start time. The 1 Mile Course takes a loop around the beautiful nature trail adjoining the school. The route will be marked with signs in black. We will use a staged start to keep our course safe, and no winners will be recorded. Take the time to enjoy this lovely event! Check out the course route here:
1 MILE ROUTE
DEL SOL SWAG: Thanks to our amazing sponsor, Del Sol, EVERYBODY will receive a free color-changing item valued at $7-$50. You can use the tear-off from your bib to claim your item at our dedicated Del Sol table in the parking lot of the secondary school.
SAFETY COMES FIRST: We certainly want everyone to have a great time on our race courses, but please stay safe and be courteous to all other participants on our narrow course.
MASCOTS: Look for our mascot, “The Gobbler” running both races! Cheer her on! Also, Buddy the Badger from Lee's Marketplace will be joining us!
AFTERWARDS: After the races you’ll find water and a few refreshments at the finish line. Then, please join us back inside the gym at the secondary school for more refreshments, family-friendly games, prize announcements and the raffle.
PRIZES: The overall male and female winners of the 5K take home Thanksgiving turkeys! Alternatively, we also have delicious vegan Thanksgiving meals available. The most creative contestant also wins a turkey. We look forward to seeing all of you creative contestants! Use your imagination; costumes are welcome! Prizes will be announced in the school gym after the races.
Hey Procrastinators! Make sure to register by the end of this weekend. Prices increase 50% on Monday, November 2nd!
Day-of registration is $25/1 Mile and $35/5K.
Here's a secret for a better chance of winning one of our awesome raffle prizes: Check-in for the race the day before, on Friday, Nov. 6th, from 1-7p at the Spectrum Academy secondary school gym (665 N. Cutler Drive, North Salt Lake). You will get 4 FREE raffle tickets when you pick up your race bag on Friday! You can even enter the tickets that day, as our raffle items will already be set up. Plus, you'll avoid a long line on Saturday morning.