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Westfield Turkey Trot * 5 MILE * 5280 Run * PracticeHard Mile * 40th Annual!
Saturday November 25, 2023
See Schedule for each event start time
Tamaques Park (Lamberts Mill Road)
Westfield, NJ
RESULTS: 5 Miler results:

5280 Results: 

PracticeHard Mile Results: 


A holiday community tradition for runners, families, residents, and travelers! The Trot has run the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year since 1984!

5 Mile Run (USATF-NJ Grand Prix points, run in scenic traffic-free Tamaques Park and the beautiful residential streets of Westfield, Overall and Age Group awards, 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 through 90+, 2 water stations, clock at every mile)

NEW 5280 Run (competitive mile for ages 15+, run entirely around Tamaques Park, age group awards 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, through 80+, USATF-NJ Grand Prix points)

PracticeHard Mile (community fun run and walk around Tamaques Park, age group awards for 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14, ribbons to all finishers)
Amenities: FREE photo downloads by Jen Hinger Photography!
Souvenir specialty tee (5M) and T-shirts (1M)!
Hot Soup, Bagels, and fun refreshments!
Spin the Carnival Wheel for prizes!
Face Painting!
Energetic genre-diverse playlist!
Bag check available!
USATF-NJ 500 pt Grand Prix events (5 Mile & 5280 Run)
Scoring, timing, and awards in each event!
FREE Photo Downloads!: Jen Hinger Photography will be on-site capturing finish line photos, candids, and shots with the Turkeys (from 9:30 a.m. to just before the 1M start). You'll be able to view, download, and share them after your run!
Schedule: Saturday at Tamaques Park:
9:00 a.m. - Registration opens
10:15 a.m. - 5280 Run starts!
10:40 a.m. - PracticeHard Mile starts!
11:15 a.m. - 5 Mile Starts!
11:20 a.m. - PH Mile Awards Ceremony
12:30 p.m. - 5M Awards Ceremony
Trot Spot Rent-A-Tent: Do you come to the Turkey Trot with your friends, family, club, team, company, or any other group???

You can now claim your very own 10'x10' tented spot at the Westfield Turkey Trot.

$75 gets your group a reserved 10'x10' tent with table and 4 chairs. We'll even pre-package your group's registration materials, which means no lines!

Your own reserved area, no lines, a place to relax and enjoy your post-race refreshments - a great deal! (personal use only, no soliciting)
5 Mile Awards: Top 3 overall m/f/n.
Top 3 Master 40+ m/f/n.
Top 3 Wheeled athletes m/f/n.
Top 3 in each age group m/f/n.
(10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+)
5280 Run Awards: Top 3 Age Groups m/f/n.
(15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+)
PracticeHard Mile Awards: Top 3 in youth age groups.
(6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14).
Ribbons to all finishers.
All participants receive a timing chip on their bib number and will be officially timed with online results available!
FRIDAY packet-pick-up: Join us on Friday to grab your bib and souvenir tee, learn, enter for prizes, and head right to the start line on Saturday!

Out Run Your Fork
474 North Ave. East
Westfield, NJ 07090

Friday 11/24 2pm - 5pm

Limited parking in lot to the left of building and ample parking on the immediate side streets (please do not park in front of the building as this is a no-parking area).
Registration Fees & Deadlines: 5 Miler:
$30 through 10/31
$35 through 11/23
-$3 discount to USATF-NJ members through 11/23
$20 entry anytime to Military/Veterans with ID - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
*Entry includes souvenir specialty tee. Shirt guaranteed if registered by 11/16.
*Please note all online registrations incur a nominal processing fee.

5280 Run:
$20 through 11/23
*Includes souvenir specialty tee. Shirt guaranteed if registered by 11/16.
*Please note all online registrations incur a nominal processing fee.

PracticeHard Mile:
$16 through 11/23
$13 for Youth 18 & under through 11/23
*Includes cotton souvenir tee. Shirt guaranteed if registered by 11/16.
*Please note all online registrations incur a nominal processing fee.

Virtual Trotters:
$20 through 11/20
*Entry includes souvenir specialty tee which can be shipped to you.
*Please note all online registrations incur a nominal processing fee.

We encourage you to register online prior to midnight on Thanksgiving Day. Event Day (and packet pick-up Friday) registration is by cash or check. 5M - $40; 5280 Run - $25; PracticeHard Mile - $18.
Shirts are first come first served as supplies last on event day.
We Trot Together program - No Runner Left Behind: A portion of event proceeds from registrations and sponsorships will be reserved for the WeTrotTogether program. Runners and aspiring runners can request a discounted or complimentary entry into the Westfield Turkey Trot if the registration fee presents a financial burden or a barrier to attending and competing. Please email if this program will help you to join us at the Trot and we'll send you a code.
Courses: 5M - USATF certified course on park roads and residential streets. Primarily a flat and fast course. 2 Water stops available. 500 point USATF-NJ Grand Prix. Clocks will be at every mile. Course cutoff time: please see below*.

5280 Run - 5280' (or 1 Mile) around the roadway in Tamaques Park, 500 point USAT-NJ Grand Prix event

PracticeHard Mile - Fun Run and Walk entirely in Tamaques Park with park closed to traffic

*5 Mile Course Cutoff: While we love our runners of all paces, please understand that we are also under obligation to return the residential streets to our neighbors. While we will not ask any runner to leave the course, we do ask that if you are above a 15 minute per mile pace, that you kindly take to the sidewalks (as available) after the 2nd water stop. Thank you!
5M Route on MapMyRun & Google Maps: MapMyRun: (displays Clark but is definitely in Westfield; please note mile markers are not accurate to certified mile markers)

Google Map:
(Start/Finish/Mile markers are not accurate, but this shows all of the turns on the residential streets)
Directions to Tamaques Park: GSP Exit 135 - Follow Signs to Westfield. At 2nd Light Make Left On To Terminal Ave. At First Light Make Right On To Rahway Ave. Make First Left On to Lamberts Mill Rd. Follow Road For Approx. 1 Mile. Park Is On Your Right.
Parking: There are 200 spots in Tamaques Park. The park will be open for parking until 10:00 am or when full. If you choose to park in Tamaques, please be aware the park will be closed to traffic until all 5 Milers have finished at 12:45 pm. Additional parking is available on surrounding streets near Tamaques Park. Whenever possible, please carpool or walk over if you are local! This not only alleviates overcrowding in the area but helps our environment. Please be consciencious of our neighbors and their driveways when parking on local streets.
Sponsors & Partnership: We are always excited to welcome new partners and hear your ideas on how you can join the Trot community to both benefit our participants' experience and to promote your business. For sponsorship opportunities - please call Tears or Ray at 908-245-3000 or email
Volunteer: We can always use a few more good turkeys!
Learn about opportunities and rewards here:
Race Management & Scoring: Westfield Turkey Trot is produced and managed by Sports A/R and BestLife.Events. Please call us at 908-245-3000 for any event questions - we'll be happy to help! You can also reach us at

Official scoring & timing for both the 5 Mile, 5280, & 1 Mile provided by using B-Tag technology. Instant results will be available on your smartphone by visiting
3-4-5 Runs: Check back in 2024!
Environmental Strides: We encourage carpooling to all of our events. If you live locally, please consider using the walk or jog to Tamaques Park as your warm-up!

We encourage you to bring your own water in your favorite reusable bottle or hydration pack to reduce the amount of waste produced at the event. We will always have water available for each of you, but this is one easy way to reduce single-use plastics.

Please be mindful of trash bins vs. recycling bins. We want every single one of our recyclable items to make it to the recycling center instead of the landfill.

We now accept your tyvek bibs for recycling! There will be a drop box near Results after you run.

In exciting news, we have partnered with TREES NOT TEES. You can now opt out of receiving your included souvenir tee and instead a tree will be planted and cared for on your behalf! Not only can you help reduce our collective event impact on the environment, but you'll receive a certificate post-event with a picture of a recently planted sapling and it's exact geo-location so you can digitally share your awesome choice!

We have partnered with Liquid Death mountain water to murder your thirst and save the planet. Their water comes in infinitely recyclable cans!

Adopt-a-Can contest! Did you know we go through anywhere between 50 and 100 giant cans of soup each year? Recycling is awesome, but so is UPCYCLING! Take one of our cans home with you, transform it into something awesome like a planter or wine bucket or utensil holder and compete for the best CANformation!

Be a Waste Warrior - join our army of eco-conscious runners. Grab a bag before or after your run and help ensure we separate ALL of our recyclables.
Racequality: Our recent past has been eye-opening to some problems our running community faces both globally and locally. Change starts at home with our own events. Going forward we strive to make our events wholly inclusive, diverse, equitable, welcoming to all, and environmentally friendly. We know this will be an ongoing journey, but it starts by announcing our intention. We need your help! As a member of our local running community, please reach out if you have any feedback or suggestions on how to attain these goals. It'll take Teamwork and fresh insights to get there!

2021 brought the addition of the non-binary overall and age group scoring division in addition to male and female.

2021 also brought the long overdue official addition of the wheeled athlete scoring division in honor of our friend Melissa Betkowski Platt! We are actively seeking a large field of wheeled athletes. Please reach out if you know any groups or individuals who can offer us insights on how to make our event fully accessible.

If you have any requests that will make your Trot more accessible for you or others, please reach out to
Notice: There are many expenses associated with organizing a large scale event such as the Westfield 5 Mile Turkey Trot & PracticeHard Mile. For this reason, we are unable to offer refunds due to no shows, inclement weather, or cancellation beyond our control.
Event Contact: BestLife.Events * Sports A.R.
Contact Phone: 908-245-3000
E-mail Address:
Web Site:



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