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Way Station’s Annual Thanksgiving morning 5k Turkey Trot and 1k Fun Run/Walk.

2016 Turkey Trot results are here

Way Station, Inc., an active member of the Frederick community for over 35 years, is hosting our annual 5k run & 1k fun run / walk on Thanksgiving Day. This event benefits children, adolescents, and adults with serious mental illness by enabling Way Station to assist them with their daily living, housing, and employment goals.

Start & Finish: William Talley Rec Center, 2nd & Bentz Streets, Frederick, MD (Baker Park).

Commemorative Gift will be given to the first 3,500 pre-registrants. Packets will not be mailed.

Way Station’s Turkey Trot has become an annual Thanksgiving morning tradition in beautiful, historic downtown Frederick, MD. For over 10 years, Way Station has been hosting this event, bringing family, friends, and local businesses together for a morning of fun, fellowship, and exercise. It’s a great start to your Thanksgiving Day and the holiday season. Your participation in and support of this event benefits individuals in your own community who are living with long term mental illness. Way Station staff provide person-centered services and support as they work towards achieving personal goals of living, working, and enjoying the communities in which they live.

Planning for this year’s event is underway! If you are interested in helping with planning, sponsoring this event, or would like additional information, please email us at TurkeyTrot@waystationinc.org .

Course Map

Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you / your business to take advantage of an exceptional advertising and promotional opportunity as you connect with upwards of 4000 participants at this year’s Turkey Trot. Connect with the 4,000 people we expect to participate in this year’s 5k Turkey Trot and 1k Fun Run as we kick off the giving season. For more details about how to be a sponsor, click here.

Our Sponsors

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Directions to Turkey Trot

From Washington, DC: Take I-270 North to Frederick. I-270 becomes Route 15 at the Frederick County line. Proceed on Route 15 and exit at Rosemont Avenue. When you come off the ramp, you will come to a traffic light. Go straight through the traffic light and now you will be on W. Second Street.
From Hagerstown, MD: Take I-70 East and exit at the Frederick Exit. Once you come off the ramp you will be on Route 40 heading East. Keep going East (past all the shopping malls). Take the Route 15 North exit (it will be on the left). Once you are on Route 15 North, take the Rosemont Avenue exit. When you come off the ramp, you will come to a traffic light. Go straight through the traffic light and now you will be on W. Second Street.
From Gettysburg, PA: Take Route 15 South and exit at the Rosemont Avenue exit. As you come off the ramp, keep bearing right onto Rosemont Avenue. At the very next traffic light, turn right onto W. Second Street. From Baltimore, MD: Take I-70 West. Exit at the Route 15 North (Gettysburg) exit. Proceed north on Route 15 and get off at the Rosemont Avenue exit. When you come off the ramp, you will come to a traffic light. Go straight through the traffic light and now you will be on W. Second Street.
Once on W. Second Street you will pass Culler Lake on your right. When you come to the intersection of W. Second Street and College Ave., find a parking space because the race will start in the block ahead of you –just past the tennis courts. The Armory is at the corner of W. 2nd Street and Bentz Street.

Register Online Now

Before Nov. 1, 2016:
Students Under 18 – $15; Adults 18+ – $20
After Nov. 1, 2016:
Students Under 18 – $20; Adults 18+ – $25

Entry Fee for 1k Fun Run/Walk: $10
AFTER NOV 20:
Students Under 18 – $25; Adults $30

On-line registration: Click here to register through Active.com
Mail-in registration:
Mail entry form and fee to: Turkey Trot, PO Box 3826, Frederick, MD 21705-3826
Make checks payable to Way Station, Inc.
Packet Pickup/Late Registration: NEW LOCATION Registered runners may pick up their race packets and late registrants may register on 11/21, 11/22, & 11/23 between 10:00 – 2:00 at Way Station, 206 W Patrick Street, Frederick (cash & check only).

Limited race day registration between 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. at the Baker Park Band Shell (cash & check only).

We cannot guarantee chip timing, official results, or race premiums for race day registrants.
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