FLRC’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a free prediction run (no watches allowed!) where you attempt to guess your time for the roughly 5.5 mile road and trail course. Shortcuts are allowed, and those who come the closest win pies. Despite the unpredictable course conditions and weather, winners often come within a few seconds of their predicted times.
We no longer collect cans of food, but please donate to Ithaca’s Loaves & Fishes—the suggested donation is $10 per person.
Meet at the Ithaca High School Activities Room, next to Kulp Auditorium on the Cayuga Street entrance to Ithaca High.
The course goes up into Cayuga Heights before coming down, running around Stewart Park, making a loop around the golf course, and returning via the bird sanctuary. Getting lost isn’t really a problem, but if you want, you can print out your own copy of the Turkey_Trot_Map.
Meet at the IHS Activities room between 8:15 AM and 8:30 AM. There is no pre-registration.
The run starts at 9 AM.
- Restrooms are available, but no changing facilities or showers.
- Post-race bagels, croissants, apples, and cider will be provided.
- For remaining questions, email race director Bruce Roebal,.
The course crosses an active railroad track. We can’t control or predict the train schedule, and if a train is coming, you must stop. Also be aware that the course includes roads that are open to traffic. Course marshals will assist you in crossing, but all runners need to be alert and aware of traffic.
- No watches allowed.
- The race directors reserve the right to reject any entry for any reason.
- This race is organized by the Finger Lakes Runners Club and insured by the Road Runners Club of America.