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10th Anniversary Leshnower Turkey Trot

Sat November 20 - Tue November 30 Stockholm, NJ 07460 US Directions


Hilary Court
Stockholm, NJ US 07460


Get out and get moving to help us celebrate the 10th Anniversary edition of the Leshnower Turkey Trot.

This event began in 2012 with just 6 of us trotting along the streets of the small lake community where we grew up. 

Over the years we invited friends and family to join, we began donating to the Cliffwood Lake Swim Team, and we created the very popular “choose your own swag” option.

Our #1 goal is to HAVE FUN! 

We are encouraging YOU to get out to walk or run a 5K and feel good about yourself. 

YES - you can still shoot for that PR if you want.
YES - there will be custom 10th anniversary medals and t-shirts.
YES - our signature “choose your own swag” option will be available!

So decide if you will trot with us in person or virtually, and LET’s GO, Turkeys!!


In Person Event:
Cliffwood Lake (Stockholm, NJ)
9:00 am November 25, 2021
Pre-race socialization begins at 8:30am

Virtual Event:
Wherever you are!
November 20 - 30, 2021
Choose your date, time & location



In Person Event: 
The course starts with a generous downhill. Then you’ll weave through the roads of Cliffwood Lake where there are plenty of flat roads plus a few uphills to get your legs working and a few downhills to recover. Like every good race there is one last climb before you make your way to the finish line.

Virtual Event: 
This is your chance to choose your ideal course. Go for flat and fast or challenge yourself to some hills. You can complete your 5k (3.1 miles) on the road or trail. We'll be there to celebrate with you online at the finish!



For both events, you must register by NOVEMBER 1 for your swag to arrive BEFORE the trot.

Make a difference when you sign up
$5 from each race entry will be donated to the Cliffwood Lake Swim Team to encourage building lifelong healthy activities in young children.


10th Anniversary Turkey Trot Entry Options

10th Anniversary Trot  $10
- Custom Finisher Medal
- Downloadable Race Bib
- Spotify Playlist
- Digital Finisher Certificate
- $5 Donated to Cliffwood Lake Swim Team

Go for the Gobble Celebration Package $35
- Anniversary Edition Long Sleeved Hooded T Shirt
- Custom Finisher Medal
- Downloadable Race Bib
- Spotify Playlist
- Digital Finisher Certificate
- $5 Donated to Cliffwood Lake Swim Team


Turkey Trot FAQ

Do I have to complete the trot ON Thanksgiving Day?
The in-person event is ONLY on Thanksgiving Day (11/25) at 9:00 am in Vernon, NJ. 
The virtual event can be completed any day 11/20-11/30 anywhere you want at any time that is convenient for you.

How does a virtual event work?
You complete the 5k trot in a location of your choice any day 11/20-11/30; then submit your results.

Why is the race so long (Nov 20 - 30)?
One of the best things about virtual events is that YOU get to decide when and how you complete the race. Check the weather and pick the day that fits best in your life. 

How do I start training?
Walk or run 2-3 times a week. Start with a short distance and work your way up to the 5k. For additional support, contact Coach Adina at

What if I can’t run the full distance? 
Run as much as you feel comfortable, jog or walk when you need a break. 

What if I don’t run, jog or trot?
No problem - you can walk the whole thing!

Is there a course map?
Yes and No.
In-person event - a course map will be provided.
Virtual event - you get to choose the course you want.

When will I get my swag?
If you register BEFORE Nov 1, your event swag (medal & optional long-sleeved hooded t-shirt) should arrive BEFORE Thanksgiving Day.
If you register AFTER Nov 1, your event swag (medal & optional long-sleeved hooded t-shirt)  will be shipped out after the trot for early DECEMBER delivery.
NOTE: When using the “choose your own swag” option, items will be delivered directly to your home based on order dates.
Shop for Swag 

How does the “choose your own swag” option work?
Super easy!
1. Browse the swag shop and choose what YOU like.
2. Order online and your swag will be shipped directly to your house!
NOTE: This is separate from the race swag that comes with your registration (medal & optional long-sleeved hooded t-shirt).

Can I change between the in-person and virtual events after I sign up?
Yes, no problem. This option is available after you register. Our team is available to support you as needed at


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Official Race Swag

Included with all entries:

Included ONLY with the Celebration Packages:


Back by popular demand...our choose your own swag option!

Select from over 25 styles in a variety of colors & sizes
kids~men's~women's~ XS-XXL


---------------------------------SHOP HERE---------------------------------


Bibs, Results and Finisher Certificates

Your custom Bib is ready to download and print.
Sign into your account on RunSignup. Go to your profile and scroll to upcoming events section. Click the link that says view digital bib. 

If you selected the virtual option, you may enter your results now through Nov 30 using the results link in your RunSignup profile. 
If you are trotting with us in person, make sure to check in with Adina or Mike after you finish!

Finisher Certificates:
Will be available on the RunSignup site after your results are uploaded. 



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