City of Newark's - Turkey Trot

The 5K and 10K Runs and 5K Walk will be held on Saturday, November 17 at Handloff Park on Barksdale Road in Newark. 

This is a rain or shine event. $25.00 PRE-REGISTRATION (ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 14) $30.00 NOVEMBER 15 & 16 Both courses (5K and 10K) have been certified. 

There will be 10 men’s and 10 women’s divisions in each run. The first 500 registrants will receive a long sleeve T-shirt. 

Prizes will be awarded to overall winners, as well as winners in age group categories for each run. Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be given for the 5K Walk. Be sure to list your age on race day so we can accurately place you in the appropriate division. Random awards will be given during the awards ceremony, following the 5K. All winners must be present during the ceremony to collect their award. 


Part of the proceeds go towards the James F. Hall Scholarship Fund to provide tuition assistance to youth who would otherwise be unable to participate in activities and programs through the Newark Parks and Recreation Department. 

Once again this year, the Ancient Order of Hibernians will be collecting coats that will be distributed to people in need throughout the area. Anyone interested in donating may bring coats in good condition the morning of the race. 

Please remember that pets are not comfortable in the heat and crowds of large events, so for their safety and the safety of those attending the event, please leave your pets at home. 

EVENT START TIME FEE: 10K Run 9 a.m. $25 pre-registration (on or before November 14) 5K Walk/Run 10:30 a.m. $30 on November


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