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“A Healthy Way To Start Thanksgiving Day!”

Valparaiso Turkey Trot

A holiday tradition since 2003, the Valparaiso Turkey Trot brings together families and friends from all over the country (31 states represented in 2015!) to kick off Thanksgiving Day. This annual event includes a 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run through the streets of Valparaiso, Indiana. Hosted by the Porter-Starke Services Foundation, event proceeds benefit mental health and wellness programs and resources in Northwest Indiana. With over 3,900 runners and walkers in 2015, the Valparaiso Turkey Trot continues to be the largest race of its kind in Northwest Indiana. Walkers, runners, sponsors and volunteers - everyone's presence on Thanksgiving morning supports and promotes mental health and wellness in our communities. Join us in 2016!


BACK IN 2015: Finisher Medals & Packet Pick Up Changes!

Finisher Medals: Based on your past Survey feedback, we are offering the option to order an official 2016 Valparaiso Turkey Trot Finisher Medal! Rather than raise the registration fee for all, the finisher medals are optional, available only to those who pre-order them. Finisher Medals are available to purchase for $5 (plus Indiana sales tax)  during registration until October 31, 2016!

Finisher Medals will only be given to those who pre-order them and physically participate in the 2016 Valparaiso Turkey Trot (5K or 10K). Medals are non-refundable and will be available for pick up in the Valparaiso High School Fieldhouse after you finish the race. We will ask to see your bib to confirm your order. 

Packet Pick Up: Packet Pick Up will be available at the Extra Mile Fitness Company Monday through Wednesday leading up to the race. Packet Pick Up will no longer be available at Valparaiso High School on Wednesday evening prior to the event.

  • Monday November 21, 2016 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Extra Mile Fitness Company
    1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Tuesday November 22, 2016, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Extra Mile Fitness Company
    1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Wednesday November 23, 2016, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Extra Mile Fitness Company
    1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    NO  
    PACKET PICK UP AT THE FIELDHOUSE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
  • Thursday November 24, 2016, 7:00 am - 7:45 am
    Valparaiso High School Fieldhouse
    2727 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, IN 46383

2015 Valparaiso Turkey Trot Results

For more information please contact turkeytrot@porterstarke.org.