Tamarac Turkey Trot

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Fun for the Whole Family

Tamarac Turkey Trot offers something for everyone! Bring your friends and family to share this Thanksgiving tradition with a 10K, 5K or 1.5 mile run or walk!

Thursday, November 23, 2023

10K Run 8 a.m.

5K Run/Walk 8:15 a.m.

1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk 8:20 a.m.

female walking on paved trail

Race Details

All 10K, 5K, 1.5 mile participants are chipped timed. All 10K will start at 8 a.m. All 5K walkers are asked to start at the back of the line behind runners. 1.5 mile walk/run will start at 8:20 a.m.

This is a family event, dogs and strollers are welcome!

Open course event. Children need to be supervised by responsible adult during the race. Newaygo County Emergency Services, Fremont Police Department and Newaygo County Sheriffs Department will be on the course. They provide support at cross traffic sections of the race course.

The Countdown has Begun

Race Day is almost here!

Race Reminders:

  • You may come to Tamarac Welcome Center to pick up your race packet starting on:
    • Monday, November 20: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Tuesday, November 21: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 22: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Thursday, November 23: 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 am for 10K and 6:30 am to 8:00 am for 5K. and 1.5 Mile fun run/walk.
  • If you have decided to change what race you want to participate in, please stop at the race change table and notify us of the change before the start of the race.
  • Race start times:
    • 10K 8:00 a.m.
    • 5K 8:15 a.m.
    • 1.5 mile 8:20 a.m.
  • Late Registration will be available Thursday morning starting at 6:30 a.m.
  • Maps of the different races are located on: tamaracwellness.org/tamaracturkeytrot. 

    Note: 5K race route has changed this year, so please make sure you review the new map posted. 

    Course starts and ends in the Tamarac parking lot. Building is open race day from 6:30 am until 11 a.m.

Finish/Awards and results

  • All participants will receive their finisher gift when they pass the finish line. 
  • First place prizes will be awarded for the 5k and 10k Male and Female Overall and Master’s winners. 
  • Times will be posted on Facebook and RunSignUp


  • Tamarac’s building will be open from 7 am to 11 am for members on race day.
  • Restrooms will be available, located in the front lobby behind the fireplace.
  • Vehicles need to be parked at the South side of the main parking lot or in the West parking lot. 
  • As always strollers and dogs are welcomed. 
  • Please remember this is an open course race with live traffic. Please abide by normal traffic regulations. 
  • First aid station will be located at the timing tent by the finish line. Emergency services will be available throughout the course. 
  • Water station will be available on route for 10K runners
  • All races are timed this year, this includes all 5k walkers and 1.5 mile walkers/runners

Refreshments Provided: Located in Tamarac Conference Rooms

We will be providing refreshments again this year after the race (coffee, cocoa, water and for those that are hungry….. Cactus Chili!)


All participants will receive a finisher gift upon crossing the finish line

10K and 5K; Overall awards, masters’ awards, and first in age group


Age Groups:

  • 10K
    • 12 and under
    • 13-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70+


  • 5K
    • 12 and under
    • 13-18
    • 19-24
    • 25-29
    • 30-34
    • 35-39
    • 40-44
    • 45-49
    • 50-54
    • 55-59
    • 60-64
    • 65-69
    • 70+

Course Maps

1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk Route



5K Route



10K Route

Race Contact

Faye Fisher 231.924.0528


Race Sponsors 2023

A big THANK YOU to all our sponsors!!

FEAST Sponsors

TURKEY Sponsors


Anderson Digging & Septic


Landheer Insurance

Bruces Glass Shop

Irv Marcus Acupuncture 

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