445 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

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Activities: Running only, Running race, Walking only, Virtual race, Other, 5K, 2K

The Chester County Turkey Trot is back for it's 21st year, there's still nothing better than spending time with friends and family on Thanksgiving Day! With in-person and virtual options, we are excited to be trotting once again! 

Get a festive start to your Thanksgiving morning and help raise funds to support childhood cancer research at the Chester County Turkey Trot 5k Run/1mile Walk through the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation! 

This 21st annual Chester County Turkey Trot celebration, what has become a great holiday tradition, will be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2022 at Downingtown West High School! The event is a 5k race (2 Waves),  2 mile walk, and a kids’ fun run. There's no better way to start this festive morning!! Historically, this race gets an impressive turnout of about 3,000 registered runners and we anticipate a terrific resurgence in numbers of seasoned trotters and new friends this year. 

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  • 7:40 AM Elite 5k (Check out some of the best in the area - fly through the course)
  • 8:15 AM​ 5k Race (Runners) 
  • ​8:15 AM​ 2K Walk
  • 9:00 AM ​Kids' Run on the Track

Technical running shirts are guaranteed to the first 2,200 registered runners! (No T-shirts for free kids run or virtual participants)

WALKERS - Please consider the 2k walk instead of the 5k Race as the course will be very crowded. 
** No need to switch your event online, just start with the walkers inside the stadium. **

STROLLERS - due to the high number of participants we are strongly discouraging the use of Strollers and Baby joggers in the BLUE WAVE. 
(No Strollers or Baby Joggers are allowed in the ELITE wave)

DOGS? We love our furry friends! Unfortunately, due to the crowds, no pets are allowed at the event. Thanks for understanding.

In addition to supporting the Downingtown West Cross Country team, proceeds of the race will benefit the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation. Information on Cure4Cam is available at www.cure4cam.org. The Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by family and friends in memory of Cameron Evans, a teammate and friend who finished his race with leukemia in May 2012. Cameron was a gifted athlete and a compassionate, positive, and inspiring young man. His perseverance and spirit touched all of us.

Thank you so much to our valued sponsors. To learn more about them, please click on the links below.

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