Sign Up for the Turkey Trot Street Race This November

Sign up for a Thanksgiving race at Detroit's Turkey Trot!

What’s your typical Thanksgiving tradition? If it’s anything like the rest of ours, it probably involves stuffing yourself full of delicious turkey and pumpkin pie. But this year, take a break from the standard routine! Trot on over to Detroit’s Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving Day. It’s just a short drive to the city from Fairlane Woods. As an area tradition for the past thirty-five years, the Turkey Trot draws thousands for a fun-filled street race… with costumes!


Register for a Turkey Trot Race

There is more than one way to Trot. You can do the 1-mile, 5K race, the “Cranberry Combo” (1 mile + 5K), or the 10K. If you really like to run, try the”Drumstick Double” (a 5K + 10K). Fees range from $24 to $64, depending on the day you register and the type of race you’re registering for. There is a cap on race participants, so register today! Acting ASAP can guarantee your spot and get you a discount. Once you register, make sure to pick up your packet in advance. More information is available here.


Pre-Race Activities

Want some gear? Ready to get pumped up? A pre-race expo will take place on Thanksgiving Eve. There will be merchandise and free samples at the ready! Catch more of the expo starting at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving, then head to the Costume Contest Judging at 6:30 a.m. Watch those early morning turkeys strut their stuff!


Race Time

Get ready to be surrounded by thousands of excited racers! The energy at the Turkey Trot is truly contagious; if you haven’t done it before, you’ll likely remember it for a lifetime. The 10K and “Mashed Potato Mile” both start at 7:30 a.m. The “Stuffing Strut” 5K will commence at 8:30 a.m.

People pushing strollers are allowed, with a recommendation to start at the back of the pack.


At Fairlane Woods, you’ll be in close proximity to a wealth of running opportunities. One of the best local opportunities will be right outside your door. We have endless paths for running or walking on our beautifully landscaped property. When the weather gets cold, there will also be local spin classes waiting for you. Contact us today for more information about our luxury residential experience.

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