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Thu November 28, 2024 Newtown, CT 06470 US



$35 $25 7:45AM EST - 9:15AM EST Registration Opens August 1, 2024 at 10:00am EDT

2.5K Walk

$35 $25 7:45AM EST - 9:15AM EST Registration Opens August 1, 2024 at 10:00am EDT


Welcome to the 14th Annual Newtown Turkey Trot to benefit the C. H. Booth Library. Our event offers the opportunity to kick off your Thanksgiving Day celebrations by participating in a 5K run / walk or  2.5K (1.6 mile) fitness walk. This community event has annually attracted over 1200 participants in recent years and will start and finish from Newtown Middle School (11 Queen Street, Newtown) following the routes introduced in 2019.

Event Schedule

  • Race Packet Pickup
    • Race check-in, bib and t-shirt collection at C. H. Booth Library on Tuesday 11/21 between 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM and Wednesday 11/22 between 10:00AM and 2:00PM.
    • Race check-in and bib pickup (but not t-shirt collection) will be available between 6:30 AM and 7:15 AM on the morning of the race.
    • Note: You must collect your race packet containing your race bib before the race begins.
  • Race Start - 7:45 am at Newtown Middle School
    • Note: The start may be staggered to avoid participants gathering too closely. If this occurs, race results shall be based on each participant's net chip time. 
  • At this time we plan for there to be a post race awards ceremony where overall and age-group winners collect prizes.
    • Awards will be available after the race near the finish area. If not collected, they will be made available for collection from the library at a later date or mailed. Results will be streamed during the event to this web site.

Race Entry

  • Race entry is by advance online registration. Online registration will be available up to race day. Registration must be complete by 7:00AM on race day.

Entry Fees

  • Individual entry - $30 before November 1, thereafter $35
  • Groups of 4 - $100

Shirt Availability

  • Participants registered prior to 10/23/2023 at midnight shall receive a race t-shirt if they choose. Participants may purchase a moisture wicking technical short- or long-sleeve t-shirt during registration. T-shirts are limited and not guaranteed for registrations after November 1st, 2023.


  • Awards will be given in the following categories:
    • Top 3 overall in each gender
    • First of each gender in age groups
      • Under 10
      • 10-19
      • 20-29
      • 30-39
      • 40-49
      • 50-59
      • 60-69
      • 70+

Pet Policy

No dogs or other animals are permitted to participate in this event in the interest of for both racer and pet safety. 

Our Mission

The Newtown Turkey Trot provides essential funds to maintain the library and provide programming initiatives.  Funds raised from your participation will support the C.H. Booth Library’s mission to promote the joy of lifelong learning, stimulate curiosity, support the exchange of ideas, and provide a welcoming gathering place.

The Turkey Trot has grown over the years to become a popular holiday tradition for our community.  It presents an opportunity for family and friends to share a common experience while supporting a vital community resource. Your support and involvement with this year’s event sends a message that the library matters to our community.   

Course Description

Both the 5K and Walk start and end at Newtown Middle School. The 5K route follows a USTF certified route (CT19019JHP), while the walk uses a shorter segment of the same route.

Race Contact Info

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