Garden City Turkey Trot marks 45th year

Did you sign up for this year’s Garden City Turkey Trot?

Long Island’s largest Thanksgiving Day road race will mark its 45th anniversary this November in Garden City! The annual Garden City Turkey Trot, a longstanding community tradition, attracts runners from all over Long Island and beyond, including multi-generational families that have made the event a special part of their holiday.

Whether you’re continuing the family tradition or ready to begin one, sign up is underway! Register online at to avoid late entry fees or in-person Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at St. Paul’s from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. or on race day Thursday, November 24 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The Turkey Trot consists of three races: the Challenger Division Race for courageous special needs athletes, a 1.4 mile Fun Run and a challenging 5 Mile Race. All three races start and finish in front of St. Paul’s on Stewart Avenue. The Garden City Turkey Trot will once again benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and The INN.

Pick up your race bib and race T-shirt on Wednesday night, Thanksgiving Eve, November 23, at St. Paul’s between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m. Runners are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Turkey Trot Food Drive. New this year is a sneaker collection.

The 2021 race drew nearly 7,000 runners and thousands of volunteers and spectators. The event is much more than a race. It is a well-established family tradition for so many in the community and beyond. Hundreds of volunteers – young and old alike – lend a hand and help make the race a success year after year.

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