The Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot is a 5K run and walk held annually Thanksgiving morning to support Family of New Paltz’s Food Pantry and Crisis Services. Building on the success of previous years, this year’s event will include prizes for best costumes, tee shirts for adults and children, and of course the famous Mashed Potato Fun Run, which is free for kids 12 and under. For the more serious runners, the 5K course will be certified by USATF this year, and will include chip timing. As part of the package provided by the chip-timing company, photos of individual runners crossing the finish line will be available for upload at no cost. Age groups this coming year will be in ten-year increments, and medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group, with separate awards for male and female.

Free t-shirt with paid registration if registered by October 31st (not included with mashed potato run free registrations)

Group rate: $3 per person discount for groups of 6 or more if registered by Monday, November 20th, 2017. Please call us 24-7 at 845-255-8801 for the Group rate code.

Register online through Tuesday November 21st, 5pm at:

You can also register in person/pickup race packets Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 from 12-6pm
at the Jewish Community Center, 30N. Chestnut Street, New Paltz or Thanksgiving morning beginning at 8am at the upper parking lot of Water Street Market

Volunteers needed!
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the New Paltz Turkey Trot! We are looking for volunteers to help out with early packet pickup Wednesday November 22nd, 2017 at the Jewish Community Center, 30N. Chestnut Street, New Paltz, from 12pm – 6pm, and on Thanksgiving morning at the event from 7:30am-11am. Tasks Thanksgiving morning include setup, registration, packet pickup, finish line assistance, and cleanup. All volunteers will receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt and refreshments. To sign up as a volunteer please email or call 255-7957.

We are so grateful to our Founding Sponsors: New Paltz Health & Nutrition Center and Kniffen Homes; and to our Headline Sponsors: Garvan’s; The Lalo Group; New Paltz Community Foundation; and Seakill Custom Home Builders; and to all our sponsors and supporters!

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