Turkey Trot

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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 (33 states represented in 2014!) 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 3,800 runners and walkers in 2014, 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 2015!

2015 Valparaiso Turkey Trot Results


2015 Valparaiso Turkey Trot Event Pictures

Thousands of images were taken that morning. Please click on any of the following links to search for images of you and your family and friends! Please be aware that fees may apply.

  • Valparaiso Turkey Trot Flickr Album - The majority of these images were taken by Sean Funkhouser of Funkhouser Fotography and are available to you at no charge. The finish line images were taken by Porter-Starke Services staff.  Feel free to share/print any of these images.


Want a Finisher Medal but didn’t pre-order? Want to Order an additional Particpant Shirt? We are accepting orders now through Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Medals and Participant Shirts cost $10 each and will be mailed. CLICK HERE to order a finishers medal or participant shirt!





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

Finisher Medals: Based on your 2014 Survey feedback, we are offering the option to order an official 2015 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) through the Turkey Trot Store until October 31, 2015!

Finisher Medals will only be given to those who pre-order them and physically participate in the 2015 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 23, 2015, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Extra Mile Fitness Company
    1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Tuesday November 24, 2015, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Extra Mile Fitness Company
    1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Wednesday November 25, 2015, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Extra Mile Fitness Company
    1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Thursday November 26, 2015, 7:00 am - 7:45 am
    Valparaiso High School Fieldhouse
    2727 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, IN 46383

2014 Valparaiso Turkey Trot - Race Results

For more information please contact turkeytrot@porterstarke.org.