Est. 1976
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History of the Turkey Trot
The Turkey Trot is one of the GMAA's oldest races. The race has always been at UVM but its distance and format have changed over the years. In the begining the race distance was disclosed at the start. Other years runners had to predict their time. Eventually the race settled on the 5K distance and used the UVM women's cross country race course. It has become more of a fun run with some raffle prizes and no awards so runners can head home soon after finishing and prepare for their feasts. In the 21st century the race has become a staple of the Thanksgiving holiday with numbers growing from around 200 to over 500 - one of the largest races in Vermont. The entrance fees and food donations have always led to a sizable donation to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. The present race course has been in use since the completion of the bike path in 2001 and and was a measured 5K with formal certification coming in 2005.

Thanks to all Trukey Trot race directors (more research needed!): Neil Stout and Ralph Swenson: 198X-2003,Anne Treadwell: 2003-2012; Tracy and Brian Joslin:2013-2014, Jonathan Sands: Present



Note that these records are only for as long as we have results populated. We are working on getting all the results moved over.