Lancaster Turkey Trot

Lancaster, OH


Saturday, November 27, 2021

What a great way to kick off Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends! The event will be happening in person with social distancing and COVID-19 protocols to keep everyone safe.

The start & finish line will be behind Tallmadge Elementary School on the paved Lancaster bike path (Fairfield Heritage Trail) in Lancaster, Ohio. The event kicks off with the Kids Fun Run at 9am followed by the 5k and 5mi run/walk.

Participants will receive a dark grey hooded performance fleece sweatshirt with full color print*, custom race bib, finishers medal, a personal pie (choose from pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, apple, blueberry, strawberry, lemon and more), a chip timed race, instant results, snacks, refreshments AND MORE!!

For more information on the event and to see pictures of the swag please visit the official event website at: 

*Register by 1pm on November 17th to be guaranteed a race day sweatshirt 


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Price increases $10 for all races on September 1 and an additional $5 more on November 1.

The price increases again by $5 the day before the race.

*Register by 1pm on November 17th to be guaranteed a race day sweatshirt.

Lancaster Turkey Trot Race Information

Event Charity:
A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Fairfield Area Humane Society. With the support of the people of Fairfield County, we have worked to improve the welfare of animals through education, legislation and prevention of cruelty. We often get confused with the Fairfield County Dog Shelter, which is a government agency. We are a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, guided by a dedicated board. Though united with many humane societies across the country in a common concern for animals, the Fairfield Area Humane Society is an independent organization relying on the generosity of donations from the people of Fairfield County. For that, we thank you.

Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration:

There will not be an early packet pickup.

Packet pickup will be on Saturday, November 27, 2021 (race day morning) behind:

Tallmadge Elementary School
694 Talmadge Ave
Lancaster, OH 43130

Opens at 8:15am

Race Start Times:
The Kids Fun Run will start first at 9am and at 9:15 the 5mi and 5k participants will begin. Ideally we would like the 5mi runners to start first however if you are signed up for the 5k and your spouse/friend/family member is signed up for the 5mi you can start together.

Kids Fun Run - 9:00am
5k & 5mi - 9:15am

Course Details:
Every race will start and finish at the exact same line behind Tallmadge Elementary on the paved trail. See below for course maps:


5k (3.1mi):

Kids FUN Run (100 meters):

Safety Protocols & Social Distancing:

- Anyone who wants to start the race after the main group has begun the run is more than welcome to

-There will be hand sanitizing stations throughout the start/finish and packet pickup areas as well as at each water station on course

-The on course water stations will not have attendants (TBD based on local guidelines the week of the race)

-Anyone who has COVID-19 will not be able to attend nor participate in the event. Additionally anyone who has come into contact with anyone who has or had COVID-19 within the past 21 days will not be able to attend nor participate. This includes participants, race staff and volunteers.

Local government and/or health officials may force us to change the in person status of the race due to COVID. Therefore this race may transition to a virtual event and no refunds or transfers will be offered. If this race transitions to virtual you will need to pick up your race swag bag at the originally scheduled packet pickup time/date above. No items will be mailed except for those who register for the virtual races.

Parking Information:
Parking is available at both Tallmadge Elementary parking lots as well as on the street next to the school (please follow normal traffic laws and parking regulations). Overflow parking will be at Maher Park and along side streets near the school.

Strollers and Dogs are Permitted:
This is a dog friendly event. We will have a doggy water station setup at the 5k and 5mi turnaround as well as at the finish line!

We do allow strollers at this event.

For more information on the event please visit the official event website at:

If you would like to VOLUNTEER to help with the races:    Please Click Here!

All Participants will receive the above (must register by 1pm on 11-17-21 to get a sweatshirt, finisher medals can vary in shape and design depending on registration date)

When & Where

Nov 27, 2021


9:00 AM

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