Trotter, the Turkey Trot’s mascot.

It’s been six years since the East Greenwich Main Street Association, a volunteer-run nonprofit, first organized the EG Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot – always the Saturday after Thanksgiving – and it’s become an event that attracts serious runners as well as whole families. After all the focus on food that is Thanksgiving – the Turkey Trot helps us get moving again.

The race this year is Saturday, Nov. 25. The 5K run (on a fully sanctioned course) starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run for kids starts at 9:30. There will be prizes for top finishers in multiple categories. This  year race proceeds will be donated to COA – Cultural Organization of the Arts, which provides arts programming in EG schools.

This year they will have some youth size shirts (along with adult size) for the 5K and medals for the fun run. There will be a D.J. and treats from Dunkin’ Donuts, as well as face painting and other children’s activities. 

Race day registration and bib pick up is held at the Varnum Armory, 6 Main St.  But you can sign up in advance online here!


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