The annual New Rochelle Turkey Trot is a 5K (3.1 miles) traversing the roads of New Rochelle's Historic District. 

A family event, all are welcome to join racing or walking. The course is both stroller and pet friendly, so don't let that keep you from joining in on the fun!

Course Maps:

5K Run & Walk

Event Schedule:

  • 7:30am - Day of Registration & Bib Pickup open

  • 8:45am - Tot Trot (FREE 200M race for kids 5 & under)

  • 9:00am - Kid's Mile (kids ages 10 & under)

  • 9:30am - 5K Run & Walk

  • 10:15am - Awards Ceremony

Packet Pick-Up: Registered participants may pick up their race packets the day before the race:

Wednesday, November 27th from 10:00am-6:00pm,
New Rochelle YMCA – 50 Weyman Avenue | New Rochelle, NY 10805 

Race Location: Day-of packet pick-up, Race Day Registration, bag drop-off, the 5K Tot Trot & Kid's Mile start and finish will all be located at the Hamilton Ave Parking lot adjacent to New Rochelle City Hall. 

Race Day Registration, day-of packet pick-up, and bag drop-off will open at 7:30am.


$500 cash prize -  First place male and female 5K finisher
$250 cash prize -  Second place male and female 5K finisher
$100 cash prize - Third place male and female 5K finisher
(college athletes that place top three M/F will receive gift cards in lieu of cash prizes)

*please note: given this is a charity event, with proceeds benefiting the local community, the New Rochelle Turkey Trot does not offer free entry for elite or sub-elite athletes.

Additional Prizes (TBD):
-    Top three male and female finishers in each age group
-    First Dog finisher
-    First 5K finisher pushing a stroller

Runner's Village: Live DJ,  games for all, light fare, beverages and local business stands.

Kid's Zone: There is a kids zone including Thanksgiving Day themes activities and face painting!

The event is RAIN or SHINE. 

Parking provided at New Rochelle City Hall - entrance located on Beaufort Place. 


By Train  (from NYC): Leaving from Grand Central Terminal – take the NEW HAVEN line bound Metro-North. Get off at New Rochelle and walk/grab a taxi approximately .5 mile to Hamilton Ave and North Ave, adjacent to New Rochelle City Hall. Use MTA Trip Planner for the most up-to-date transit information (NOTE: Holiday train schedule is not available yet).

By car (from NYC): 95N to exit 16 (North Ave). Enter the parking lot on North Ave (between City Hall and New Rochelle Police Department). Look for signage indicating where to turn in. Additional parking is located at the New Rochelle Train Station (approximately .5 miles away from Trot Start).

GPS Address: 475 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801  (between the New Rochelle Police Department and City Hall).