Greater Gardner Turkey Trot

  • 11.26.2020 @ 08:00 AM
  • Gardner, Massachusetts
Event Closed
online registration for the 41st. Greater Gardner Turkey Trot is Now closed. Same day race registration will be available 11/26/2020 starting at 7 am. $30.00 cash or check (no race shirt ) MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: Gardner Track & XC Booster Club Thank you for your support!
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11 .26 .2020
starts at 08 :00 AM
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This year marks the 41st running of the Greater Gardner Turkey Trot!
A Virtual Option will be offered as well as an In-Person Option.

In-Person Option- An 5.1 Mile point to point race on Thanksgiving Morning takes you along the beautiful Rt. 68 from Gardner to Baldwinville.
This race is a great tradition for many runners and families in the Greater Gardner communities!

Virtual Race Option: Run or Walk 5 miles Any where your choice
Virtual times can be email in starting at 12pm Nov 19 - 12pm Nov 24, 2020
Email virtual result times to

Drive Through Bib / gift pick-up:
Outside Gardner City Hall, Perry Auditorium
95 Pleasant St, Gardner, MA:

Virual race gift drive through pick 11/25 5pm-7pm (masks, social Distance)

IN-PERSON Drive through Early pick-up Wednesday 11/25 5pm-7pm
(Masks, Social Distance)

Race Day Thanksgiving Morning Starts 7am ,Thursday 11/26
(Masks, Social Distance)


Masks/Face Coverings:
Mask must be worn at the start & Finish of the race.
a face covering must be worn at the start & conclusion of a race.

Hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes: We will provide at bib pick-up table, award table and bathrooms.

***Runners, Walkers, Volunteers, and Workers: if they are isolated for illness or quarantined for exposure to infection. Prior to attending Turkey Trot should check their temperature. If they have a temperature of 100 degrees or above, they should not - and cannot - attend. Likewise if they have any other symptoms of COVID-19.***

Start Line: Gardner City Hall
○ Interval starts with social distance spacing. The Race will be Chip time by race wire this makes it easy to do interval wave starts.

TOP 3 overall Runner awards: Male & Female as they cross the line.
FIRST Male & Female as they cross the line.
( we have a small table so winners can grab them to stay distance)

Race Results: Will be online Only!
RaceWire will send an email to registered runners and walkers when their results are up as well.

Finish line - in front of American Legion hall, 3 Central St, Baldwinville, MA

START & FINISH LINE: NO Spectators Will be allowed near lines.
ONLY participants and limited Race Staff.

● Once a Runner and/or Walker finishes the race they will need to immediately
disperse the area upon their conclusion of Turkey Trot.

***All participants of the Turkey Trot will need make their own transportation arrangements to and from the start & finish lines.
(NO BUS, Going Old school, Due to COVID)

Runners & Walkers Your Scheduled Wave Time will be Email out to you on Wednesday
and available at Early Bib Pick up.

Runners: wave #1 start at 8:20am, #2 at 8:25 am, and so on.

Walkers: wave #1 start at 8:00 am and #2 at 8:05 am, and so on.

(Note: Due to time constraint of Scheduling the waves,
​Anyone that registers at early Bib Pick-up will be placed in the last set of waves....
If you are in the last waves (estimated to go off at 9:00am and later), you must finish the course before 10:30am to get a chip time. All racing services will be ending at that time.

We recommended to register Here online before noon 11/25 with your 5 mile estimated finish time. This way we can schedule you in the right wave to have a successful compilation, Thank you! )


Warming up before the race: Please stay under 25 people in any area outside, stay 6 feet distance (unless someone you live with or spend a lot of time with) please wear a Mask. Please use only roads not part of the start area or course.

Cool down after the race... Please use only roads NOT on the course and around the finish line etcetera!

Parking lot: Please DON'T HANG AROUND OUTSIDE OF YOUR VEHICLE .. Keep to under 25 people, 6 feet distance & wearing a mask, Thank you!

Along the Course: We recommend to please stay distance minimum of 3 feet. (unless your near someone you live with or normally spend a lot of time with these days)

Thank you so much, for your understanding and helping to keep to these necessary precautions in this unusual time we live in.
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