Turkey Trot seeks participants

Annual Thanksgiving Day race now in 30th year
Participants will be able to run or walk their 5K between Nov. 19 and Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, and submit their times online. Courtesy Jessica Iloff

The Grand Rapids Turkey Trot presented by Blue Care Network returns for its 30th year on Thursday, Nov. 24.  Runners and walkers of all ages will raise money to help Grand Rapids Public School students in grades K-12 take part in after school athletics. More than 3,500 people have already signed up, but there is still plenty of room for more people to join the fun.

Sign up at runsignup.org or on race day at Van Andel Arena.

Registration and packet pickup opens at 6:30 a.m. outside main entrance of Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton Street, which serves as the start and finish for the race.

Registration for the Kids Mini-Trot is 8 a.m. Grand Rapids Turkey Trot kicks off at 8:30 a.m.

All participants will get a long-sleeve t-shirt and a 30th anniversary finisher medal.

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