Webster In person & Virtual Turkey Trot

Date: November 26, 2020

Length: 4.4 Miles, 2.5 Miles, Virtual 4.4 Miles, Virtual 2.5 Miles

Start Time: 8:00am

Location: Parkview Lodge, Webster Park - Webster, NY

The longest standing Local Thanksgiving Day Classic

4.4 Mile Race / 2.5 Mile Fun Run is going Virtual with the Below Alert for those already registered.


ALERT: 11/23/20 UPDATE for IN PERSON EVENT - The following email was just sent to all in person participants as of 1PM 11/23/20.  Please note: things can change at any time, so please stay close to your email.  Please read & adhere to all within this note here


11/20/20 UPDATE: All In Person participants received an email about the updated protocols.  More notes to come.  Please watch for emails.

ALERT: This year due to COVID-19 only those who are currently registered have the option to race in person on Thanksgiving Day at Webster Park.  These pre-registered individuals will also have the option to switch to the Virtual Race.  Please note you must follow the COVID-19 Guidelines Below for the In Person event

Join us to celebrate the 49th running of the Webster Turkey Trot!!

This 49-year-old tradition since 1972 of Webster, NY was started by Jim May, former English Teacher, in Webster. Jim May started this event as a practice run for his Cross Country Team, as a way for them to get a workout on Thanksgiving Day. As the years progressed, the event grew to what it is today. Jim May’s former Cross Country Runner, Dave Boutillier, took over the reins of the race in the late 90′s under his Race Directing Company, YellowJacket Racing. Each year this race reminds Dave and many other former Webster residents of his youth and running the event annually.

Like and Follow the Webster Turkey Trot Facebook Page here for updates and Trotty conversation.

Strollers, Dogs, & Headphones are NOT permitted on course!!

Due to COVID-19 the 4.4 and 2.5 start lines will be combined and moved to the corner of Hold and Lake roads. You can arrive at your convenience and start your run anytime between 8am-10am. 


Due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, participants, and the general community.  As part of the registration process, everyone must sign and adhere to this COVID-19 section of the waiver - CLICK HERE

Please note: Due to our regions current YELLOW ZONE COVID-19 Status we can have NO MORE than 20 people in the area.  We will be adhering and monitoring this.  If we ask you to leave the area due to capacity limits, please do so.

  1. Masks must be worn leading up to the start of your event and immediately following the finish of your event.
  2. All athletes are required to carry hydration with them while on course, there are no water stops
  3. Post-Race food will be prepackaged and in a bag. These will be handed out to you at the finish line upon completion of your event.
  4. Remain physically distant by a minimum of 6 feet at all times, and no congregating before or after your event.
  5. Packet pickup items will be pre-bagged and labeled with your name on it. There is no exchange of shirts or bib numbers available.
  6. Throw out any of your own trash, do not toss it on the ground for staff/volunteers/other athletes to clean up.
  7. There will not be an awards ceremony.  We will email awards within a few days after the event is complete so we can compile results
  8. Results will be available online after the event
  9. Please check your email for specific race day and packet pickup COVID-19 Protocol
  10. No Spectators
  11. Upon completion of the event, you must IMMEDIATELY exit the area.  You can not wait for other athletes as we must maintain capacity and social distance.
  12. NYS residents only
  13. All athletes will have their temperature taken at the start line. Anyone with a temp higher than 100 degrees will not be allowed to compete and will be asked to leave.
  14. Your start will be at your convenience and any can happen when you are ready, any time between 8am-10am.
  15. Athletes will start one at a time with seconds between each start
  16. The course is open to traffic and there are no road marshals.  You must know the course and follow all rules of the road, include road crossings.

Please note you can switch to virtual by going into your Run Sign Up profile and switching.

Your (in person) Race Registration Includes

• Chip timing
• Pre-packaged post-race food for all participants
• Live Text and Email results as your finish (you must sign up for results notifications to track a runner)
• Custom Medal for all Finishers
• Hoodie
• Digital Finisher Certificate

Your Virtual Race Registration Includes

• Crewneck sweatshirt
• Finisher Medal
• Shipping of the above 2 items to your provided United States address (No PO Boxes). Register by 11:59pm, Sunday, November 8th to get your packet BEFORE Thanksgiving!
• Online race results
• Digital Finisher Certificate
• Digital Race Bib

All entries are non-transferable and non-deferrable, no refunds no exceptions.


Registration/Packet Pickup

Registration for the in-person Thanksgiving morning race is CLOSED!

Event  By November 25 
 Virtual Four Four  $30
Virtual Two Five $30

Packet Pickup

For in-person participants only!
November 24 & 25, 11am-5pm at Fleet Feet @ The Armory:
155 Culver Rd, #110, Rochester

VIRTUAL race packets will be mailed to participants. Register by 11:59pm, Sunday, November 8 to get your crewneck sweatshirt and medal prior to Thanksgiving!


4.4 Awards

*There will not be an awards ceremony. All awards Certificates will be e-mailed after the event.

There are not awards for the 2.5.

Race Day Schedule

In Person Event Schedule:
7:30am - Race Day Pickup Opens (DO NOT WAIT UNTIL RACE DAY PLEASE)
8:00-10:00am - Arrive and Start Your Race!

*There will not be an awards ceremony. All awards will be mailed after the event.

Virtual Event:
Please complete your 2.5 or 4.4 miles and submit your results between 7am, November 26 and 9pm, November 29.
Submit your results here.


NOTE: Courses will vary slightly for 2020 with both distances starting on the corner of Holt and Lake Roads. The finish will be in the field as it has always been.

Four Four Mile Course Map

This event uses the exact route Jim May created over 40 years ago. Due to long-standing tradition, it has not been changed nor altered. Please note, it may wind up a little less than 4.4 miles (more like 4.12) but due to its long-standing tradition of being stated as 4.4 miles take it as you ran a really good 4.4 miler. The last 1/4 mile is on grassy trails in Webster Park.

2.5 Mile Course Map

This run starts at the corner of Holt and Lake. The fun run finishes the same way the 4.4 miler does, along the grassy trails in Webster Park. The fun run will be chip timed.



Race Parking

Parking will be available in the lot on the corner of Holt Rd and Lake Rd at Parkview Lodge.